Douglas resident Martin John Skrzynski, 65, a commercial fisherman, died March 14  at Humana Hospital Alaska.
Mr. Skrzynski was born April 5, 1924, in Chicago. He had served in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he and his father bought a farm in Wayland, Mich. He had also worked as a tuna fisherman off the coast of Chile. In 1951, he moved to Alaska. He had shares in the plywood plant in Juneau which he helped to build. The family made the following statement: “He enjoyed studying the stock market, reading and had dabbled in mining.”
He is survived by his wife, Jessie, of Douglas; his sons, Michael, Mark and David, all of Juneau, and James, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; his daughters, Stasza and Carol Ann, both of Juneau, and Susan, of Santa Cruz, Calif.; his mother, Stella, of Chicago; his sisters, Florence Rak and Virginia Golonka, of Chicago, and Clara Naybar, of Hillsdale, Ill.; his grandson, Justin Churchill, of Wrangell; and his granddaughters, Sherice , of Juneau, and Aszli, of Daytona Beach. His cremated remains will be scattered on the Taku River later this year. Arrangements were by Kehl’s Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory.