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Polley, Roger York

by Patty Ann Polley

Roger Polley graduated from Juneau High School in 1956 and attended college at Kemper Military Institute in Booneville, Missouri, Arizona State University and Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Roger worked for the Bureau of Public Roads and the Alaska Department of Transportation until his retirement in 1987. Following his retirement, he enjoyed traveling and fulfilled one of his dreams of learning to cook by attending the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon. He died in 1996.

Roger was a member of Pioneers of Alaska and the Territorial Sportsmen, Inc.

In 1963, Roger married Patty Ann Gambill and they had a son Marcus York, who died in a car accident in 1985. Patty Ann worked for the Governorís Office, Division of Elections and the City and Borough of Juneau until her retirement in 1996. She served as the Executive Director of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce for three years. Patty Ann served on the Bartlett Hospital Board of Directors, as Co-Chair of the Golden North Salmon Derby from 1997 to 2000, Territorial Sportsmen, Inc. and the Board of Directors of SCSSI that manages Fireweed Place, a senior citizen housing complex.

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