Longtime Ketchikan resident, business owner and public official George Lybrand died Sunday at the age of 92.
Lybrand, a World War II veteran, founded Southeast Engineering in Ketchikan in 1982. He first entered local politics in 1987, when he won a seat on the Ketchikan City Council. He served four years on that body, as well as a couple terms on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly.
Lybrand also was the 2009 Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.
Lybrand filed this year to run again for a seat on the Ketchikan City Council, but withdrew from the election a couple weeks ago. His name is still on the ballot, because they were printed prior to his decision to withdraw.
KRBD will run a story about Lybrand and his contributions to the community later this week.