Longtime Juneau resident David G. Forchemer died Nov. 11, 2008, in Leavenworth, Wash. He was 83.
Born Oct. 29, 1925, in Los Angeles, he was a World War II veteran and was enlisted in the Army during the Korean War and assigned as captain to the General's Yacht in Alaska.
In 1963, he was one of the first officers on the new Alaska Marine Highway System, where he worked for 25 years as 1st and 2nd mate, spending most of those years on the Malaspina. During his off time, he also fished commercially in Alaska until his retirement in 1988 in Leavenworth, Wash., where his commercial real estate interests kept him occupied until his death.
He is survived by his daughters, Heidi Forchemer and husband, Rich, and Christina Forchemer-Zucktriegel and husband, Richard Zucktriegel; granddaughter, Allie Kyllonon; and grandsons, Martin Forchemer, Max Kyllonen and Tristan-Henrik and Stefan-Fredrik Zucktriegel.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Mountain View in Leavenworth.
Memorials may be made in honor of David Forchemer to Upper Valley Christian School (a tax-deductible nonprofit), 111 Ski Hill Drive, Leavenworth, WA 98826.