Lance David McVay (1968 - 2017)

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Lance David McVay was born October 16, 1968, and died September 6, 2017 in Juneau, Alaska.

He grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, attended Grissom Grade School, Thoreau Jr. High, and graduated from Memorial High School in 1987 where he lettered in football.

Lance had many passions and interests. He was a computer technician for the State of Alaska in Juneau. His photography of Alaskan wildlife and scenery was widely admired. One of his photographs of the Northern Lights was published in a national magazine with commentary by NASA, and his photograph "Blue Mendenhall" was awarded first place by Southeast Alaska Conservation Council.

He was a gourmet chef and always wanted to open a restaurant/bookstore. He also hosted his own late night public radio show in Juneau each weekend, playing eclectic song-lists from Peggy Lee to Xenakis.

Lance was known to be a very kind-hearted person, an environmentalist, animal lover, and a devoted husband and father, beloved son and brother. He always followed his own star and lived life on his own terms. He will be greatly missed by friends and family.

He is survived by his wife April and his sons Noah and Max. He is also survived by his brother Michael and mother Louann of Plano, Texas, and his father Mickey of Oklahoma City.

After cremation, Lance's memorial services are pending.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Sept. 14 to Oct. 13, 2017