Maynard Metcalf Jr.


Posted: Monday, December 10, 2007

Former Juneau resident Maynard Hopkins "Lucky" Metcalf Jr., of Haines, died Nov. 17, 2007, at home surrounded by family. He was 83.

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He was born March 31, 1924, in Cambridge, Mass., to Edith Benson and Maynard H. Metcalf Sr. Shortly after, the family moved to Maine, where he grew up.

He joined the U.S. Army as a young man and fought in the Pacific theater where he was wounded and lost his arm. Returning home, he furthered his education in electronics, later moving to Nome to work for the Civil Aviation Administration, now known as the Federal Aviation Administration.

He lived in many Southeast communities, including Juneau, where he met and married Patricia "Patty" Dare, who family members said was the love of his life. Together they started an adventure that lasted 43 years. They sailed the Buccaneer up and down the West coast, later building the Arctic Tern on Cady Mountain in Friday Harbor, Wash.

Sailing and fishing around Southeast, the couple settled in Tenakee Springs and built a home in the Alaska wilderness.

"Family, friends and strangers were always welcome at McMaynardville, where the coffee pot was always on," family members said.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years; children, Frank Metcalf and his wife, Sandie, of Juneau, Lynn Pratt, of Haines, Diana Medley, of Boise, Idaho, Brad Metcalf, Joy Hammett and Patrick Metcalf and his wife, Laura, of Haines; grandchildren, Stephanie Metcalf, of Mount Vernon, Wash., Danae Metcalf, of Juneau, Tommy Perry and his wife, Merritt, of Juneau and Waterville, Wash., Victor Perry and his wife, Jill, of Beaverton, Ore., Adam, Zach and Nathan Metcalf, of Haines, Renee Maluwski and her husband, Ward, of Boise, Kristina Dick and her husband, Sam, of Anchorage, and Tammy Kent and her husband, Eric, of Aumsville, Ore.; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren.

At his request, no services are planned.

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