Noboru "Ross" Nagamine, 76, died on June 8, 2021, in Ketchikan.
He was born on Aug. 26, 1944, in Minadoka, Idaho.
Mr. Nagamine earned a four-year degree in engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating with the class of 1966.
Mr. Nagamine was married on Dec. 10, 2012 in Ketchikan.
He resided in Ketchikan for 57 years, and also lived in Seattle and California.
He was a lifelong "highliner" fisherman, his family writes, and was the owner of the fishing vessel Crystal Bay.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
Mr. Nagamine enjoyed being a fisherman ,and fair sailing.
"Bright skies and calm seas," his family wrote. "You will be greatly missed."
Mr. Nagamine was preceded in death by his father, Nobuce "Frank" Nagamine; mother, Shizuko "Jackie" Nagamine; daughter, Shelby Nicole Nagamine; and sister, Jane Beckman.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Nagamine of Ketchikan; sister, Marilyn (Bunny) Sasai of Seattle; daughter, Melyssa Nagamine of Craig; daughter, Tasha Nagamine of New York; son, Tyler Nagamine of Seattle; daughter, Tara Nagamine of California; two grandchildren; and stepchildren, Orla Roberts of Ketchikan, Darren Kearney of Moscow, Idaho, Lisa Mutart of Moscow, Seain Kearney of Ketchikan, Russell Kearney of Ketchikan and Margie Kearney of Ketchikan; and nine step-grandchildren.
A public service for Mr. Nagamine will be held at a later date.
Mr. Nagamine's remains will be interred at Evergeen-Washelli Memorial Park in Seattle, Washington.