Wasilla resident, Jay E. Ober, 72, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on May 7, 2013 at Mat-Su Regional Hospital. He had a great sense of humor, we even heard him chuckle shortly before his last breath. His unconditional love and knowledge will be greatly missed.
He left his family the greatest gift of all, confirmation that he was saved and knew the Lord.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on May 21st at Kings Chapel in Wasilla with Pastor Daniel officiating.
Jay was born on November 13, 1940 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Harry and Elizabeth Ober. He was the youngest of five children. He came to Alaska in 1963 while serving in the Army
, and made Alaska his home. He was self-employed as a mechanic and business owner for most of his life.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, June Ober, daughter, Angel Strik (Phil), Daughter, Lainey Petersen (Cory), son, Billy Christensen (Heather), son, Richard Hacker III (Crystal), and our special addition Gavin Washburn (Shannon). He was blessed with many Grandchildren and one Great Grandchild.
He was well known for building small block Chevrolet racing engines. Some of his favorite things to do were going racing. He loved spending the summers at the dirt track, his favorite number was 77 and at one time he had a team of race cars all sporting his number. He loved to watch TV, and his TV time was focused on Nascar and western movies. He loved to cook and garden. His favorite place to visit was Reno/Lake Tahoe where he married June.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jay Ober Memorial Fund, in care of Cremation Society of Alaska; 7216 Lake Otis Parkway, Anchorage 99507. Arrangements were entrusted to Cremation Society of Alaska. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at alaskacremation.com
Published in adn.com from May 19 to May 20, 2013