Juneau resident James "Jim" N. Lynk died Sept. 29, 2002, of cancer at his residence.
He was born Aug. 30, 1944, in Lynn, Mass. He graduated from Marblehead Senior High School, Marblehead, Mass., in 1962 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps and Reserves.
He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in 1970 and his M.A. from the University of South Dakota in Vermilion in 1973. He later attended the School of Forestry at the University of Montana, Missoula. He moved to Juneau in 1981 and worked as a computer specialist at the Auke Bay Laboratory.
His family said he loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, skiing and sailing. He was a member of the Juneau Ski Patrol and Juneau Sailing Club.
He was preceded in death by his mother Violet Turner Lynk.
He is survived by his wife Laura and son Aaron, both of Juneau; father Ret. USMC Col. Edward H.P. Lynk and sister Beth Lynk, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; and brother and sister-in-law Edward and Cindy Lynk and their children of Collinsville, Ill.
By his wish, cremation has taken place and a family commemorative service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America, 9220 Lee Smith Drive, Juneau, AK 99801.