By Ben Muir 

Mike Bangs, chairman and pioneering diver, passes away at 62


Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

About 250 people remember Michael Bangs at the Sons of Norway Hall on Sunday.

Mike Bangs, who helped pioneer commercial diving in Alaska and was chair of a regional advisory council and Petersburg harbor board, died last week at 62.

About 250 people filled the Sons of Norway Hall for the Celebration of Life program on Sunday. Nearly 20 friends and family members told stories about their time with Mr. Bangs.

"For many of us here today, the world is already a different place without our friend Mike Bangs," said Glo Wollen, giving remarks at the program. "He passed far too young for one who gave so much to so many and who had so much more to give it seemed."

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