Gerald Russell "Jerry" Macaulay, died 2009, Alaska
Gerald Russell "Jerry" Macaulay
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2009
Lifetime Juneau resident Gerald Russell "Jerry" Macaulay died Sept. 22, 2009, in Juneau. He was 45.
Born Oct. 10, 1963, in Juneau, to Ladd and Linda Macaulay, he attended Glacier Valley Elementary School, Floyd Dryden Middle School and Juneau-Douglas High School, graduating in 1981.
In his youth, he enjoyed playing baseball, duck hunting and skiing. He attended college at Western Washington University and the University of Alaska Southeast.
He began working on the first egg-take crew in 1976 for Douglas Island Pink and Chum. He worked at the hatcheries as a fish culturist for 30 years. At the time of his death, he was still a DIPAC board member. He also worked in the mail room for Legislative Affairs.
He spent many volunteer hours at the Methodist Camp and served on its board. In January 2006, he began working as an accounting technician for the Alaska Department of Labor, Division of Administrative Services.
He loved working with numbers, puzzles and crosswords. His dry sense of humor was widely appreciated, his family said.
He married Susan McCrumb on May 22, 1992. Together they enjoyed camping and time with their friends at the Moose Lodge. They enjoyed many outdoor adventures such as rafting down the Yukon River and the Winter Sports Clinic in Colorado.
"His service, compassion and kindness will be sadly missed," said Click Bishop, Commissioner of Labor.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ladd Macaulay.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Macaulay; mother, Linda Macaulay; sisters, Cindy Cashen and Amy Jo Meiners and husband, Andy; brother, Andy Macaulay and wife, Carrie; and nine nieces and nephews, Sam, Anne and Donna Cashen, Maggie, Gracie and Abby Meiners, and Jake, Rachel and Ben Macaulay.
A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Chapel by the Lake, followed by a reception at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.
Donations in his memory may be sent to either Juneau Moose Lodge, 8335 Old Dairy Road, Juneau, AK 99801; or Eagle River United Methodist Camp SE, P.O. Box 20272, Juneau, AK 99802.