Memorial services for Rep. Gruenberg set for Sunday and Thursday

Rep. Max Gruenberg addresses the Alaska House of Representatives, March 17, 2014. (Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)
Rep. Max Gruenberg addresses the Alaska House of Representatives, March 17, 2014. (Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)

Memorial services are set in Juneau and Anchorage for longtime Alaska lawmaker Max Gruenberg.

Juneau services will be held at 3 p.m. this Sunday at Resurrection Lutheran Church on 10th Street downtown. In Anchorage, services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at Temple Beth Sholom on East Northern Lights Boulevard.

Gruenberg, a family lawyer by trade, died Sunday. He had served in the Alaska House of Representatives for more than 20 years representing the Anchorage neighborhoods of Russian Jack, College Gate, Nunaka Valley and previously Mountain View.

On Tuesday, his colleagues shared fond memories of him in the Capitol.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to charities for victims of domestic violence, animal abuse, children in need or Alaska Legal Services.