Christian Cabanilla

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    - Inge-Maria Cabanilla
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Christian Arcadio Harald Cabanilla was born on December 21st, 1978. He is survived by his mother Inge-Maria Cabanilla and father Arcadio Cabanilla Jr. He is also survived by two sisters, Petit Marchi and Stephanie Crawford, and one brother, Anthony Pinson, as well as two nieces and a nephew: Lillyanna and Lauren Crawford and Talus Marchi. He has family in California and in Australia and an extended group of loved ones in Alaska.

"Cab" (as he was referred to by most of his friends in Alaska) was a resident for over 10 years. During that time he developed a network of extended family ranging from Valdez, to Girdwood, to Juneau, to Haines, to Anchorage, to Cordova, to Kodiac. Cab's Heli-Skiing family held in him the highest esteem, even coining the term "Cab it" in reference to doing something to technical perfection. He loved his Alaska family and talked about them often with his family in California.

Christian attended Three Rivers Union School, Divisidero Jr. High, and graduated from Redwood High School in 1996. He was an avid skateboarder and snowboarder, a lover of music, and a young man of many friends. He was the first class to graduate from Jr. College in Mammoth Lakes, CA. From there he continued on the path toward a full time life in the snow.

When he was 17 he discovered the mountains of Alaska and made it his passion and his mission to become a back-country snowboard guide. His travels and accomplishments were grand. He went on to become a helicopter pilot before the age of 25. He was an expert in his field as the only guide/pilot in the helicopter ski world. His friendships and connections span the globe. His passion and zest for life will be dearly missed and carried on by many.

His family extends their deepest thanks to every one of his friends in Alaska and the world over. Your help during this heartbreaking time has been a lifeline. Love to all.

Please feel free to email the family for details, to share memories, with questions, etc. at [email protected]

Arrangements were made with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel;

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Published in Anchorage Daily News from Mar. 22 to Mar. 23, 2013