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POULSBO — John Harvey McVicker of Poulsbo died Dec. 27 at his Quartzsite, Ariz. winter home surrounded by his beloved family.  Born in Seattle Sept. 26, 1931, spent his childhood on Bainbridge Island and in West Seattle and Lake Bay.

U.S. Army veteran, Incheon landing in the Korean War, received a Purple Heart. Served as drill sergeant, honorably discharged as corporal. Worked at Bremerton Naval Shipyard, gillnetted in Southeast Alaska and False Pass, trolled for salmon from Alaska to California, long lined for halibut in Southeast Alaska, trolled for albacore off the west coast, tendered in Sitka, worked as telephone lineman in Washington, Alaska, Utah.He and Janice Elaine Bailey married Dec. 17, 1965.

Served on the boards of Seafood Producers Co-op and Pacific Trollers Fund, and as Port of Poulsbo commissioner.  Survived by his wife of Poulsbo; brother, Charles (Mac) McVicker of Silverdale; sons, Rodney and Glen, of Poulsbo; grandson, Samuel McVicker of Poulsbo; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

— Family of John Harvey McVicker


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