A memorial service for John Pugh, Jr. will be held Friday in Juneau.
The son of University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor John Pugh and former state Corrections Commissioner Margaret Pugh died this week in scuba diving accident at the age of 35.
Pugh is also survived by his wife, Myra, and daughter, Sophia. A scholarship fund has been set up for Sophia. Donations can be sent to the University of Alaska Savings Plan or the UAS Chancellor’s office with a note indicating what the donation is for. The family suggests additional donations be made to Discovery Southeast.
John Pugh, Jr. graduated from the University of Oregon in 1998 with a degree in marine biology. He owned the Scuba Tank diving shop in Juneau and was involved in commercial dive fisheries in Southeast Alaska for many years. He died Monday while preparing for the sea cucumber fishery to open near Funter Bay on the westside of Admiralty Island.
Friday’s memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. at Northern Light United Church.
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