Former Juneau resident Ervin E. Hagerup, 87, died Oct. 4, 2002, at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue, Wash.
He was born March 30, 1915, in Juneau, and raised here. On Sept. 11, 1943, he was married to Patricia J. Brown in Juneau. Following his service in World War II, they moved to Auke Bay, bought land, built their home and raised a son and daughter. He sailed on the Alaska Marine Highway System as watchman aboard the Wickersham and the Columbia out of Seattle's Pier 48 for many years. He retired permanently in 1982.
The Hagerups lived in Auke Bay for 50 years before moving to Washington for health reasons in 1996.
In his leisure time he enjoyed watching and playing baseball, bowling, dancing, fishing and his grandchildren.
His family said he will be remembered for his dry sense of humor and friendly, outgoing personality.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Hagerup of Issaquah, Wash.; son Ervin L. Hagerup of Seattle, Wash.; daughter Aral Loken of Juneau; sister Dagney Chandler of Issaquah; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Nov. 5 at the Chapel by the Lake. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's online guest book at www.flintofts.com.