Harold A. Arab

Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009

Former Juneau resident Harold A. Arab died Nov. 1, 2009, in Honolulu. He was 66.

Born in 1943 in Kobe, Japan, he immigrated as a British subject to Juneau when he was 19 years old. Although he lived in several places through his life, he returned often to Juneau to visit his family. He was a Juneau resident for seven years.

He served in the U.S. Army for two years where he was stationed in Korea. After his return, he attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Alaska Southeast. He became an air traffic specialist later in life.

He is survived by his wife, Tsunemi "Mimi" Akutsu; daughter, Michelle Arab and husband, Robert McCullough; sister, Helen Bonnett and husband, George; brother, Richard Arab and wife, Maria; and many nieces and nephews in the Juneau area.

He is preceded in death by his mother Louisa Arab and sister Dulcie Collins. Harold worked for the FAA for many years as flight service specialist in Nome, Juneau, Anchorage, Ketchikan, and Honolulu.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, 2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu, HI 96813-1729.

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