Lawrence William “Larry” Kubley, 74, died Dec. 26, 2020, at his home in Ketchikan.
He was born Nov. 10, 1946, in Ketchikan. He graduated from Ketchikan High School in 1964.
His first job was working fish traps on the F/V Annette out of Metlakatla, and he worked on several seiners and longliners over the years.
Mr. Kubley served thee years in the U.S. Navy with CBMU-301, Sea-Bees 301, and was a lifetime member of the KHE SANH veterans.
After the service, he worked on the Alaska Pipeline, and later drove fuel truck for Lynden Transfer. He was the owner and operator of the Sourdough Bar until his son, Wally, took it over.
Mr. Kubley was a member of the Elks Lodge, Pioneers of Alaska Igloo 16, and the American Legion Post 3.
He coached Ketchikan Little League for several years.
“He loved fly fishing with family and friends at Mirror Lake, as well as deer and moose hunting and hosting cocktail hour,” his family writes
Mr. Kubley was preceeded in death by his first wife, Sandra Quinn; parents, Walter and Fern Kubley; and sister Kaaren Kubley.
He is survived by his wife, Julia; sons, Don Kubley (Julie) of Seattle, and Wally Kubley (Adri) of Ketchikan; brother, Don Kubley (Tracy) of Juneau; nieces, Shona Hosley of Ketchikan and Devyan Kubley of Juneau; nephew, Dylan Kubley (Abby) of Juneau; great-niece, Paige Hosley (Anders) of Portland, Oregon; great-nephew, Benjamin Kubley; and numerous extended family members.
He requested no formal service, and his ashes will be scattered at Mirror Lake later this year.
Donations can be made to the Ketchikan Little League or The Salvation Army.