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6/20/2019
Garold E. Charles
Garold E. Charles


Garold E. Charles, 67, died March 29, 2019, in Saxman.

He was born Dec. 19, 1951, in Craig. He graduated from Ketchikan High School and Ketchikan Community College.

“He did all walks of fishing,” his family writes of a career that included fishing with his father, James Charles, and his brothers and uncles.

“But mostly he loved fishing with Martin Perez Sr. on the Jose Maria as a commercial fisherman,” his family writes.

At the age of 16, he started logging at Grisdale and Aberdeen, Washington.

Mr. Charles also worked for the Ketchikan Pulp Co. mill for a short time, and as a longshoreman. He also worked a long time as a journeyman carpenter, mostly in Anchorage.

Mr. Charles enjoyed sportfishing and hunting.

“His sister introduced him to Bingo (smile, which he really had a blast at,” his family writes. “He also said, ‘I thought everyone is supposed to come here to have fun?’”

Mr. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, James Charles and Matilda Kushnick, and William G. Kushnick; sisters, Lavina Sherwood and Margaret E. Lauth; brother, Melvin James; grandparents, George S. James Sr. and Margaret M. Kennedy James; aunt, Betty Peterson; uncles, Benny James, Tom James and Charles Murphy James.

He is survived by his sons, Garison and Kevin; daughter, Marilee; grandchildren and siblings, Marvin Charles Sr., Ginger Fox, Thomas Charles, Sharon Charles, Candace Williams, Lillian Jaehnig, Geraldine Lewis, James Charles Jr., Darrell Bruce and William PC Kushnick.