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John Sjong

It is with a heavy heart we advise the passing today, after a sudden heart attack last week, of Pacific Fishermen Shareholder and Norwegian Commercial Club King Neptune Award Winner John Sjong.

John Kasper Sjong was born in 1936 South of Oslo in Horten where his dad was stationed in the navy. When he was two they moved to the family home at Skotet on Storfjorden fjord, Norway. Arriving in America in 1960 he was drafted into the US Army as a helicopter mechanic stationed in Fairbanks. He married Berit Ingebrigtsen from Ålesund, Norway who traveled over on the QUEEN MARY. They met at the Norway Center in Seattle and had three daughters.

He will be missed.

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