Malcolm G. Libby

Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Longtime Juneau resident Malcolm Gary Libby died of lung cancer on Nov. 20, 2008, at his home. He was 67.

Born in 1941 to Malcolm B. Libby and Gwendolyn Libby (deceased), of Long Beach, Calif., he graduated from high school in Long Beach and attended Long Beach City College and the U.S. Coast Guard Center in Groton, Conn.

He served two tours in Vietnam and retired from the Coast Guard in 1982 at the rank of senior chief petty officer.

In 1983, he went to work at the U.S. Post Office and retired in 1998.

Anyone who knew him knew he was a very patriotic man, and his love for his family, the U.S. Coast Guard and his country was strong, his family said.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Libby; one son, Kim Libby; granddaughters, Heather Engen and husband, Jeremiah, and Shawna Libby, all of Juneau; great-granddaughter, Aubrie Engen, of Juneau; and sister, Sharilyn Buckelew and husband, Tony, and their daughter, Lisa, of Long Beach, Calif.

He will be laid to rest with full military honors in the spring at Riverside Memorial Park. Donations may be made in his name to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301.

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