Kenai Superior Court Judge Jonathan H. Link died late Tuesday evening after a short illness. He was 59.
A memorial service is being planned for April 5. Funeral arrangements are pending with Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
Judge Link, administrative judge for the Kenai Peninsula, was appointed to the state Superior Court position by Gov. Steve Cowper in 1990.
Link had been in private law practice in Fairbanks prior to the appointment.
Born in Washington, D.C., in 1944, Link graduated from Whittier College in California in 1965 and from Hastings School of Law in San Francisco with a doctor of laws degree in 1972.
He served in the U.S. Army for three years and moved to Alaska in 1966. He lived in Fairbanks from 1966 to 1969, Anchorage from 1972 to 1975, Fairbanks from 1975 to 1990 and Kenai since 1990.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred, and daughter, Lydia.
Judge Link will be missed by those he worked with in Kenai, said Lesa Chircop, his administrative assistant for 7 1/2 years.
"He was just a really personable type of guy," she said.
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