Former Fairbanksan John Winther helped lead modern Alaska fishing industry- Died Oct. 15 in Mesa, Ariz.,Fighting cancer

The employees at the Alaska Ship & Drydock facility in Ketchikan gathered  for a moment of silence recently in honor of a former Fairbanksan who was a key  figure in the building of the modern commercial fishing industry in  Alaska.
John Winther, 67, was born in Fairbanks and graduated from  Lathrop High School in 1963 before he headed to Southeast to begin his long  career in fisheries.
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