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Clifford Berg

Obituary

Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Longtime Juneau resident Clifford Berg, 88, died on Nov. 11, 2005.

He was born in Juneau in 1917, to Hans and Amanda Berg.

He attended the Juneau High School, graduating in 1936. Clifford, president of Berg Construction Co. Inc., of Juneau, formed a partnership with his father in 1937. He and his wife Pat were married in 1938. Pat was also raised in Alaska, having lived in Kodiak, Latouche Island, Seward, Cordova and Kennecott before moving to Juneau.

He was a lieutenant in the Army Engineers and served in the South Pacific, Okinawa and the Philippines.

Since then, many of the roads, bridges, docks, airfields, buildings and water and sewer systems in Southeast are the result of his work. He put in the fill for construction of Juneau-Douglas High School; cut timber off the Mendenhall Peninsula to help planes landing at the airport; installed an airplane navigation system at Lena Point and did the original clearing for the Mendenhaven subdivision in 1960, when the Mendenhall Valley's main businesses were for farms; built the fire stations at the airport and Auke Bay; and helped remodel the airport in 1973.

He was a life member of the Elks, American Legion (57 years), a member of the Pioneers, Yacht Club and Juneau Golf Club, and past president of the Associated General Contractors.

He is survived by his wife, Pat of Juneau; sons, Jan (Mary) Berg of Glendale, Ariz., and Chris (Amy) Berg of Vancouver, Wash.; grandson, Dustin (Samantha) Berg of Nampa, Idaho; sisters, Sylvia Drowley of San Rafael, Calif., and Grace Schaible of Fairbanks; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at the Elks Club at 3 p.m. on Dec. 4. Memorials can be made in his name at the Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, 419 Sixth St., Juneau, AK 99801.



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