Obituary: Gordon Peter Edgars
May 10, 2018
Gordon was born on June 26, 1935 in
Englewood, New Jersey. He passed away April 15, 2018 at the Ketchikan Pioneers Home.
Gordon attended grade and high shool in New Jersey. He graduated from the
University of Montana with a degree in Forestry.
Gordon joined the Air Force after college and served in Korea towards the end of the war.
Gordon arrived in Alaska in the spring of 1963. He was employed by the Forest
Service and was stationed in Petersburg, Wrangell, and Sitka. He was back in
Petersburg in 1969. Gordon was then
transferred to Anchorage. He and his Wife Sandra, where married in Anchorage.
Gordon and family were transferred to
Kodiak in May of 1970. They then were
transferred to Ketchikan November of 1973. Gordon's final transfer was back to
Petersburg in February of 1980. He retired there in 1995.
Gordon was a life member of Elks Lodge #1615. He loved hunting and fishing.
Gordon was preceded in death by his
parents Fred and Helen.
Gordon is survived by his wife Sandra.
Children: Glenda (Paige) Garwood, DeAnn (Mark) Minnillo, Kaari Collins, James (Alisa) Edgars.
Grandchildren: Joy (Jim) Ferguson, Matthew (Myriah) Garwood, Mandy Bacus, Joseph Karlson, Alexander Karlson.
Great-Grandchildren: Roran and Ramey
Garwood and Alexandra Anderson.
Per Gordon's wishes his remains were cremated.
A celebration of life will be held May 13,
2-4pm in the PFI cookhouse.