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Ellibee, Don H.*  
Don H. Ellibee was born on July 4, 1969, in Preston, Idaho, and passed away on Aug. 26, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska, from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 after serving 20 1/2 years, serving his county in various conflicts throughout the world with one tour in Germany, his last tour being in Korea. Viewing will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Chapel, 9475 E Colony Way in Palmer, Alaska, from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., with services afterwards on Aug. 29, 2015. Burial will take place on Aug. 31, 2015, at the Veteran's Cemetery in Anchorage.
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Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Aug. 29, 2015
Spezialy, Marco T.  
Marco T. Spezialy, 86, passed away at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Aug. 27, 2015. Marco was born on May 1, 1929. A memorial service will be held at Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E Street in Anchorage, on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at 1 p.m. Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
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Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Aug. 29, 2015

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Cristiani, Kathy Jo*  
Seward resident Kathy Jo Cristiani-Gillespie-McMaster, 54, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Seward, Alaska, on Aug. 25, 2015. A Celebration of her Life will be held on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Castle Cove, Lowell Point at 1 p.m., in Seward, Alaska. Kathy Jo was born on May 26, 1961, in Great Falls, Mont., where she attended Hellgate High School in Missoula, Mont. She moved to Alaska in 1982, where over the years she lived in Kodiak, Anchorage and in 1992, made her home in Seward. She was a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in Belcourt, N.D., and was passionate about all things outdoors. Her family wrote, "Kathy was born at home in Great Falls, Mont., She was blessed with wonderful foster parents, Jeff and Nancy Birnbaum, in Missoula, Mont. Kathy was an avid outdoors person in both Montana and Alaska. She was the light of our lives and in the lives of many friends. Kathy is now with John, the love of her life, happy forever. We want to thank all of you who touched her life and helped form the wonderful person she became." Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, John Gillespie; grandmother, Josephine LaFromboise; mother, Ramona LaFromboise; and her father, John McMaster. She is survived by her brother, Ray Crain of Big Lake, Alaska; brother, Anthony Crisitiani-LaFromboise and Becky from Dunseith, N.D.; sister, Margie Cristiani-Johnson and Paul from Great Falls, Mont.; brother, Dean Cristiani and Mary from Dublin, Ohio; brother, Gary McMaster and Lynn from Conroe, Texas; brother, Jeff McMaster and Marcy from Provo, Utah; and her foster parents, Jeff and Nancy Birnbaum from Missoula, Mont. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that a donation in Kathy's name be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory, you are invited to visit Kathy's online obituary and guest book at www.AlaskanFuneral.com .
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Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Aug. 28, 2015
Glafke, William B.*  
William "Bill" Bachelor Glafke Jr., passed away in his home in Eagle River, Alaska, on Aug. 25, 2015. Bill was born in Juneau, Alaska, on April 6, 1936. He enjoyed family, friends and, as a true Alaskan, the great outdoors. He served two years in the Army and 32 years as a foreman at the power plant on Fort Richardson. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judith Susan Glafke; his brother, Karl Voiles; and his children, Tracy Bolding, William Glafke, Kurt Glafke, Ivy Morris, Kathleen Lawyer, Michael Anderson and Jennifer Cizek; as well as 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Bill is preceded in death by his father, William B. Glafke Sr.; his mother, Lucile Saunders Glafke Voiles; and his sister, Marian Glafke Odden. The Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 3, 2015, at Witzleben Chapel, 1707 Bragaw in Anchorage, Alaska. Arrangements entrusted to Legacy Funeral Homes Witzleben Chapel. To share words of comfort with the family please visit www.legacyalaska.com .
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Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Aug. 28, 2015
Meganack, Sarah G.*  
Sarah Meganack went home to our lord on Aug. 24, 2015. She was 65 years old. Sarah was born to Ralph and Nadia Ukatish in English Bay, Alaska. She is survived by her sister, Doris Venhuizen; her niece, Kara Venhuizen; and her brother, Leonard; and Lesilie Ukatish. Sarah was a loving mother and leaves behind six children: Delores Tutor, Benjamin Jr., Rachel Meganack, Billy Meganack, Basil Meganack and Ivan Meganack. She was a kind and loving soul to all who knew her. Sarah enjoyed native foods and was always thoughtful and bearing gifts to her grandchildren. She always thought of others before herself, she was a quiet and a humble person and will be missed by all. Services will be held at St. Herman's Russian Orthodox Church in Port Graham, Alaska, at 2.p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015.
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Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Aug. 28, 2015
Petersen, Robert W.*  
Alaska resident Mr. Robert W. Petersen, 65, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer, Alaska. Celebration of Life will be held from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at the home of Frank and Janice Petersen. Please call for directions 907-354-0598. Robert was born on Feb. 17, 1950, in Vienna, Austria, and moved to Alaska in 1955. He worked as a Line Haul Driver for Sea-Land for more than 41 years. He was a member of the local 959 Teamster and NRA, and retired from Sea-Land and Teamster on March 1, 2003. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, golfing and camping. Bob and the love of his life, Betty, met and married early, starting their family with Frank and later on Bobby. They were married for 43 years until her passing in 2012. The family moved from Anchorage, Alaska, to the Mat-Su Valley and purchased a home in the mid-1980s. Bob's garage was set up as a wood working shop where he would create things like decorative Alaska bear tables and wishing wells. He never passed up an opportunity to pull over on his long haul trips to catch a few fish to take home for dinner. He also went on many hunting trips with Betty, the boys and other family members. A good time was had by all and they never left a trip empty handed. The neighborhood knew Bob for the many random loud fireworks he would set off or bring to the block parties. He was always up for a good time. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by all family and friends. May he rest in peace. Bob is survived by his son, Frank (Janice) Petersen of Wasilla, Alaska; granddaughter, Presley Petersen of Wasilla; grandson, Trey Petersen of Wasilla; sisters, Clara Wheaton of Anchorage and Kathy Maloney of Idaho; granddaughter, Payton Petersen of Palmer; and cousins, Tony (Julie) Reimann and Frank (Karen) Reimann and their families. He was preceded in death by wife, Betty M. Petersen; son, Robert William Petersen Jr.; father, Frank B. Petersen aka "Pete"; and mother, Martha Petersen. Bob will be laid to rest with his wife, Betty, at Aurora Cemetery in Wasilla. Arrangements were cared for by Valley Funeral Home, Wasilla Chapel.
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Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Aug. 28, 2015

Obituaries from Two Days Ago

Helling, Donald R.*  
Donald Richard Helling, 77, passed away on Aug. 23, 2015, at his home in Wasilla, Alaska, due to Post-Polio Syndrome. Don was born on July 23, 1938, in Denver, Colo., and was a graduate of Deer Trail High School in Deer Trail, Colo. On July 13, 2001, Don moved to Alaska to marry Lorraine Blatter and they had 14 special years together. Don was a ham radio operator and enjoyed many years as a member of the Amateur Radio Missionary Service (ARMS), making many wonderful Christian friends. His call letters were WAONJZ. Before retiring, he was a Realtor, writer, artist and Justice of the Peace in Colorado. As a result of polio when Don was 18 years old, he became quadriplegic and was not able to move his arms or legs and only the slight movement of a few fingers. Though paralyzed, he also became an artist, painting with oil paints. He painted by using a brush attached to his hand and a swing arm device on the arm of his chair. Reading historical fiction with a Christian emphasis via e-books was a special delight and he became a writer of several historical fiction books including "Destiny ... A Love Story From the Ashes of Despair," published in 2008, which was sold through Amazon and major book stores. A voice activated computer program allowed him to write several books. From the age of 18 until his recent death at the age of 77, (nearly 60 years), he remained paralyzed but kept a strong faith and positive attitude. We rejoice that he is now free of that body and know that he is overjoyed at the freedom he has in heaven. We expect that Don was welcomed into heaven by his wonderful mother, Mildred Helling; and father, Richard Helling. We will miss his love and smile. It was a privilege to be part of his life. Donald is survived by his wife, Lorraine Helling; daughter, Kathleen Thompson; stepsons, Kent Blatter (Lenny) and Scott Blatter (Tami); granddaughter, Hana Blatter; sisters, Karen Cure and Jan Brummond; and best friend, Lowell Martin (Doris). No public services are planned. A graveside service for the family will be held at Angelus Memorial Park Cemetery on Aug. 31, 2015, with Rev. Manoj Ingle of Wasilla Lake Church of the Nazarene officiating. Arrangements are with Janssen's Mat-Su Funeral Home, Wasilla.
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Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Aug. 27, 2015
Kalii, Mikhail I.*  
Mikhail I. Kalii passed away on Aug. 25, 2015. He was 55 years old. Mikhail was born on Nov. 1, 1959, grew up in Ukraine, and moved to Alaska in 1991. In 2003, he opened his own small business in Anchorage, Alaska. Mikhail enjoyed camping, gold panning, fishing and making people laugh. He loved people, always helped anyone in need and devoted his entire life to provide for his family. Mikhail is survived by his wife, Mariya Kalii; son and daughter-in-law, Petro Kalii and Olesia Kalii; daughter, Katerina Kalii; and hundreds of family and friends in Ukraine. Services will be held on Aug. 27, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Tikhon Orthodox Church with Father Daniel officiating, 15396 Old Seward Hwy., Anchorage, AK 99516. Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
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Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Aug. 27, 2015
Mane', Helen M.*  
Helen Margaret Zontek Mane', 89, daughter of Paul and Krystyna Zontek, passed away on Aug. 23, 2015. She was born on May 13, 1926, in Devils Lake, N.D. Her father, who worked for the Great Northern Railroad, was transferred to Superior, Wis., and St. Cloud, Minn., where Helen graduated from Tech High School in 1944. She traveled to Milwaukee, Wis., and worked as a telephone operator. She then transferred to Washington, D.C., and met the love of her life, Manfred "Fred" Mane'. They spent the majority of their 63 years together in Fairbanks, Alaska, where they raised their three children: Christine, Paul and Judy. Helen and Fred came to Alaska in 1952, where Helen worked for Radio Fairbanks (1973-1974) and Alascom (1974-1984). They moved to Primrose Retirement Community in Wasilla, Alaska, in 2013. Helen was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Fairbanks and Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Wasilla. Helen had a passion for traveling the world, spending time with her family and friends and practicing her Catholic faith. Helen is survived by her husband, Manfred of Wasilla; daughters, Chris Vaughan (John) of Soldotna, Alaska, and Judy Schurosky (Norman) of Wasilla; son, Paul of Maryland; granddaughters, Cheron Mane'-Simeroth of Palmer, Alaska, Kelly Vaughan-Hall (Bobby) of Anchorage, Katie Schurosky of Anchorage and Kyrstina Whittum (Tony) of Wasilla; and great-granddaughter, Skyler Simeroth. A small service will be held at Primrose Retirement Community, 889 Elkhorn Dr. in Wasilla, on Aug. 27, 2015, at 3 p.m. Arrangements are with Janssen's Mat-Su Funeral Home, Wasilla.
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Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Aug. 27, 2015

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Charlie, Josephine M.*  
Josephine M. Charlie, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Mountain Haven in Seward, Alaska. Funeral services and burial are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in her village of Nunam Iqua, Alaska. Josephine enjoyed traditional living with the Yupik culture; Yupik was also her first language. She also loved to berry pick, sew and Yupik dance. The family wrote, "Grandma Josephine was a beautiful kind woman, who loved her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed her family and her community." Josephine is survived by her sister, Marie Lamont; daughter and son-in-law, Ramona and George Madros; son, John Charlie; daughter, Pauline Hootch; nephew, Francis Charlie; niece, Cecelia Raphael; and cousin, Moses Wilson; Amelia and Edward Adams; Irene and Frank Camille; Charles Family, Billy, Walkie, Mary, Lala, Donna, Mary, Jerry, Benita, Sheila and Agnes Buster. She is also survived by several other nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements entrusted to Witzleben Chapel, Legacy Funeral Homes. To share words of encouragement please visit our website www.legacyalaska.com .
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Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Aug. 26, 2015
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