Paul A. Chapados

Obit:Jan 1968

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Paul A. Chapados, 46, a former Alaskan, died at his home In Chehalis, Wash., on Oct, 17. Born in Chicago!, Alaska, he had owned and operated a pharmacy in Chehalis for several years prior to his death. A graduate of the University of Alaska, Chapados served as a naval officer during World War II and the Korean War. He had worked for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife service in Alaska before the Korean War. Survivors include wife, Pat, a son, James; a daughter, Jean, and two brothers, Lewis "Luke" Elwell, 75, died November 8 in Seward General Hospital. A pioneer Alaskan guide and resident of Alaska since 1922, Elwell and his wife, Mamie, operated a lodge at Upper Russian Lake for twenty-two years. Assisting in early oil explorations on the Alaska Peninsula, Elwell served as an Air Force consultant in locating airfields during World War II and also as a surveyor for the Bureau of Public Roads. Surviving is his widow. [Jan1968]

Source: Alaska Sportsman

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