Former Juneau resident Don E. Scofield died Oct. 17, 2008, at the Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. He was 72.
Born Oct. 8, 1936, in Gary, Ind., to Richard and Doris Scofield, he moved to California with his parents in 1948 and went to school in San Diego. He began working in the tile industry and later started his own business in the manufacturing of cultured marble.
He always wanted to move to Alaska, so in 1973 he moved his family business, Pioneer Plastics, to Juneau, where he stayed until moving his family and business to Anchorage in 1991. He actively worked at Pioneer Plastics until 2003, when he passed the business to his son, Don Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judie Scofield; daughter, Beverly Ann Scofield-Woods, of Roseville, Calif.; sons, Blaine Stratton, Dean Stratton and Stephen Scofield, all of California, and Don Scofield Jr., of Anchorage; and eight granddaughters, one grandson, one great-grandson and one great-granddaughter.
"Don will be truly missed by his family and friends, especially his constant companion, his dog Mac," his family said.
He requested that no service be planned. Arrangements are entrusted to Anchorage Funeral Home and Crematory.
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