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Steven Roderick "Rod" McCoy 1943 - 2017

Steven Roderick "Rod" McCoy

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July 05, 2018
Rod's sense of humor, wit, intelligence, laugh and generosity were appreciated.
January 30, 2018
As long as I live, Rod too shall live
For Rod is a part of me. I remember Him.
-paraphrasedfrom Providence Grief Group

If there was a way to save money or do it
himself, Rod found it. He could get a lot done in a short time. He spray painted
his entire house in less than two days. He
found used and installed the large solarium windows across the front of the house. I held the 3/4" rebar stakes he used to sister the fence posts. He said, "Don't
worry, I worked on the railroad." He used an overhand swing. He did not hit my hands.

He took me along on an errand to Creek Side Elementary School. He held the door to the
Teacher's Lounge open and said, "See that chair? That was my chair and I held Court
there every lunch time". We laughed.

I was a member but an irregular attender of
the Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. When I explored the mysteries of other denominations he said, "We consider you on loan there." And I was.

Calling me up and getting my answering machine, His message was "just checking in." Now I miss his checking in and his
interest in me...one of the common men he
understood and helped.

Rod and Ann stopped in Anchorage on the
way North to Noatak. Virginia (Sam) dalPiaz
and me lived in the trailer court across
from Old Harbor on Muldoon. Coincidence?
On an evening walk and talk, Ann quickly
turned and called to Rod. She said, "Catch
me!" He did. We all laughed. In fact the
four of us, Rod and Ann, Sam and me were
excited unknown but much anticipated life Alaskan life ahead. I had told Sam about
Ann and Sam remarked Ann was a catch of a life time.

In Anchorage. in the Wintertime, Rod would show up and spin his little two seat red sports car. Rod had
many ways to have fun.

I am glad he spent enough time for me to appreciate his life from the aspects
of Ann and the children and of some of his family outside. I am sad for their loss but lope
not to lose them.


Rod loved people and he loved the Earth, but he could not stay.

I miss Rod "checking in".
January 19, 2018
I met Rod through the Northeast Community Council when he was president and of course he put me to work for the community. I was so sorry to learn of his illness and passing. We will miss him.
January 13, 2018
I was so privileged to know Rod from working with him at Creekside and having his son Eric in my class. Rod always warm and friendly to all around. He brought an extra lift to any meeting we were attending. It was a blessing to know him. He will be missed!
January 09, 2018
I went with Rod and a Creekside NEED project (recycling) group of students to Washington DC back in the 80s. Then we both took our sons and hiked the Resurrection Trail, all 42 miles, the next summer. He taught me about what happens to you when you drink untreated water with giardiasis in it. So much fun.
January 09, 2018
When I saw Rod stand up and speak loudly at a Democratic caucus, for me it was one of the highlights of the last presidential election. I appreciate his life of public service very much. May he rest in peace.
January 08, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about Rod's passing. In the early 80's, I was a CEA rep from MatSu. Those were great years at our annual meetings, with robust conversations and the opportunity to listen to Rod on both sides of an issue. He never gave up on what was right for kids. He was a great guy and will be missed. God speed. My thoughts go out to his family.
January 07, 2018
Rod was such a nice man. He was thoughtful and well informed and so patient. Involved and committed. What a wonderful legacy he leaves.
January 04, 2018
Sorry to hear of Rod's passing. He was my teacher in my hometown Noatak. Hugs and prayers to Ann and family
January 04, 2018
Sorry to hear of Rod's passing, RIP my teacher who taught in my hometown Noatak. Prayers and hugs to Ann and family

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