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McLeod, Charles E. Jr.

by Jeannette Doucette McLeod

Charles E. McLeod Jr. was born at St. Annís Hospital September 28, 1952, the son of Charles E. McLeod Sr. and Jeannette Doucette McLeod. His maternal grandparents were Charles T. Doucette and Marguerite Kremer Doucette. His paternal grandparents were Charles E. (Schultz) McLeod and Mary (Molly) Anderson Hartley McLeod Maki. Charles attended St. Annís Parochial School and Harborview Elementary. He attended Juneau-Douglas High School. After school he was employed by Kenny Thibodeau at Thibodeauís Market and then by West Coast Grocery Wholesale where he made deliveries by helicopter to Snettisham Dam facilities and more conventional deliveries to other stores and to the Lemon Creek Jail kitchen.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS America in the Mediterranean and traveled throughout Europe during his tour and was able to visit his Grandmother Doucetteís family in Luxembourg. Upon discharge from the Navy, he lived in Pennsylvania for four years and traveled through the southern and eastern parts of the U.S. He drove cross country and down the Alaskan Highway to Juneau several times. He returned to Juneau and was employed by the State Department of Transportation and served aboard several of the ferries including the LeConte and Aurora.

In 1981, he married Maryann Calgaliano from Pennsylvania. They lived in Juneau for eight years until they were divorced. Charles then moved to Thorne Bay, Prince of Wales Island and continued working for DOT. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cars. He was an independent salesman for home products and enjoyed hobbies as well as hunting and fishing.

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