Captain Mike Brixner

Myron ('Mike,' 'Red'), a longtime Seattle resident, died after a short illness at the age of 90. Mr. Brixner was born in Seattle to Myron and Julia Mackie Brixner and spent his boyhood at Maxwelton, Whidbey Island.
After graduating from Langley High School, he lived in Klamath Falls, Oregon, before joining the Coast Guard. He was the star pitcher for their baseball team. While working in the Coast Guard office in downtown Seattle, he met his wife, Alvina Krininger.
After eight years in the Coast Guard he continued his passion for baseball and conversation as a TV/radio commentator for the Seattle Rainiers. Always at home on the water, his longest career was in the maritime industry, first as a mate and captain on ocean tugs and later as business agent for the International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots.
Mr. Brixner's love of travel, fishing, golf, birding, vegetable gardening, the Pike Place Market, and history was infectious. He enjoyed traveling through Europe and spending winters on Maui. He impressed many with his photographic memory, history lessons, creative cooking, sense of humor, and in later years, caring for Alvina.
Mr. Brixner is survived by children Julieann Barker (Alan) and Mike Brixner (Anne); grandchildren Sara (Jason) and David Barker, Mike and Nick Brixner; and sister Gerry Miller. He is preceded in death by his brother Lauren and wife of 66 years, Alvina.
Donations may be made in Mike's memory to: The South Whidbey Historical Society,
P.O. Box 612, Langley, WA. 98260; or Friends of the Cedar River Watershed, 6512 - 23rd Avenue NW Suite 320, Seattle, WA 98117-5728.[[In-content Ad]]