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January 19, 2018

Thomas Edward Finegan

Thomas Edward Finegan

Thomas Edward Finegan died on Jan. 5, 2018, at Providence Alaska Medical Center, with his wife Nina by his side. He was born on May 20, 1941, in Fox Chase, Pa., where he spent his early years. Drawn by a sense of adventure and a love of the outdoors, he moved to Alaska as a...

January 18, 2018

Harold George Brown

Harold George Brown

Harold George Brown, 96, founder of Alaska's Lucky Wishbone Restaurant, succumbed to the conditions of old age on Jan. 13, 2018. Born in the family home in rural Wisconsin, George was the second son of John Calvin and Dagny (Jeppesen) Brown. George attended country school in...

January 17, 2018

Donnie James Hanna

Donnie James Hanna

Donnie James Hanna, age 40, of Anchorage and North Pole, Alaska, passed away on Dec. 30, 2017, from natural causes. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne Shervy and Eileen Marie Hanna; and brother, David Hanna. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jane Hanna; and...

Leif Howard Lunde Ramos

Leif Howard Lunde Ramos

Leif Howard Lunde Ramos, 45, passed away from natural causes on Dec. 30, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born on Aug. 26, 1972, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and became a resident of Alaska in 1977. Leif graduated from AJ Dimond High School and attended Western State Colorado...

Seraphim "Slim" Stephan Sr.

Seraphim "Slim" Stephan Sr.

Seraphim "Slim" Stephan Sr. was born on Dec. 27, 1935, in Tyonek, Alaska, to Terry Stephan of Kenai, Alaska, and Alexandria Stephan of Kroto Creek, Alaska. He had three brothers and four sisters. He grew up living a subsistence lifestyle of hunting and fishing. Slim graduated...

Frank Alan Williams

Frank Alan Williams

Frank Alan Williams of Anchorage, Alaska, passed peacefully on Jan. 2, 2018, of natural causes in his easy chair, at the young age of 56 years. Frank was born in Fort Hood, Texas, on April 1, 1961, to Frenchie and Faron (Eakin) Williams. He grew up a sixth generation Texan in...

January 16, 2018

January 15, 2018

January 14, 2018

Donald Richard Barber

Donald Richard Barber

Donald Richard Barber, pilot, engineer, musician, skier, philosopher and perpetual traveler, died in Anchorage, Alaska, on Dec. 28, 2017, at the age of 82. Donald was born on March 16, 1935, in Watertown, Wis., to Luther Harvey Barber and Hazel Barber, nee Fykerud. He was the...

Roger John Ellsworth

Roger John Ellsworth

Roger John Ellsworth died on Dec. 31, 2017, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Roger, called Johnny by his family, was born on July 6, 1949, in Palmer, Alaska. He grew up in both Palmer and Anchorage and attended West Anchorage High School, where he met...

Suzanne Yeomans "Sue" Guinn

Suzanne Yeomans "Sue" Guinn

Sue Guinn, Suzanne Yeomans Guinn, passed away on Jan. 8, 2018, at the Alaska Pioneer's Home in Fairbanks, Alaska. She and her husband, Chris, lived in Fairbanks for 50 years. Sue was a Speech Pathologist for the Fairbanks North Star Borough for 20 years, and in private...

Laurel Lee Holmes

Laurel Lee Holmes

Long time Alaska resident Laurel Lee Holmes died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at her home in Anchorage, Alaska. A service will be held at the Legacy Heritage Chapel at Angelus, 440 East Klatt Road in Anchorage, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. A...

William C. Lauder

William C. Lauder

William C. Lauder passed away on Dec. 24, 2017, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1612 Oceanview Drive in Anchorage, on Jan. 20, 2018, at 1 p.m. Arrangements are with Witzleben Legacy Funeral...

Arnold Samuel Vachss

Arnold Samuel Vachss

Clam Gulch, Alaska, resident Mr. Arnold Samuel Vachss, 78, died on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at his home in Clam Gulch. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at The Masonic Lodge, 518 East 14th Avenue, the corner of 15th Avenue and Eagle Street in...

Katrina Michelle Wright

Katrina Michelle Wright

Katrina Michelle Wright, age 48, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 10, 2018, in Wasilla, Alaska. She will be laid to rest on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at Fort Richardson National Cemetery in Anchorage, Alaska. Katrina was born on April 7, 1969, in Shreveport,...

January 13, 2018

January 12, 2018

Dorothy Przeczewski

Dorothy Przeczewski

Dorothy passed away peacefully at her residence after a battle with cancer. She was born in Brooklyn N.Y., and was the younger of two children. She followed the love of her life, John, to Alaska in 1953, and made it home for the last 64 years. She and her husband were blessed...

Mary Ann Tomasiewicz

Mary Ann Tomasiewicz

Mary Ann Tomasiewicz passed peacefully from this life on Jan. 4, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Mary was born to Bart and Sophie (Nosal) Tomasiewicz on Nov. 16, 1928, in Chicago, Ill. Mary obtained a nursing degree from the Cook County School of Nursing; a diploma in physical...

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