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John Roy Winther, Jr., 67


John Roy Winther, Jr.

John Roy Winther, Jr., 67, well-known Alaskan businessman and fisherman and long-time resident of Petersburg, passed away on October 15, 2012 in Mesa, Ariz. following a battle with cancer with his wife, Berta, and daughter, Theresa, by his side.

John was born on November 12, 1944, in Fairbanks to John Roy Winther, Sr., and Jane Wood Winther. He spent his childhood in Juneau, then returned with his family to Fairbanks to be close to his mother’s family, which settled there in 1899. John graduated from Lathrop High School in 1963 then attended junior college in California and Washington....

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