David Komakhuk

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David Alexander Komakhuk, 19, died Nov. 8, 2010, in Anchorage.

A funeral will be at noon Saturday at ChangePoint Church, 6689 ChangePoint Drive. Pastor Dave Bacher will officiate. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. A potluck will immediately follow at the church. Pallbearers will be Harley Johnston, Paul Parker, Chris Chapman and Ned, James and Zach Hykes.

David was born Sept. 3, 1991, in Soldotna.

His family wrote: "David was a very calm and collected person with a sense of style who loved spending time with family and friends whether it was one on one, in a group setting or eating out. He graduated from Service High School in May. He enjoyed reading, fishing, hunting, playing World of Warcraft, Rock Band, and going to the movies. He had a passion for technology and a variety of music, with Norah Jones being his favorite artist. He was known for his witty sense of humor and was often challenging others to try and outsmart him. David will always be remembered for his kind nature, big heart and handsome smile. He loved his family and friends dearly, which showed through in his willingness to always lend a helping hand. He had a special place in his heart for his elders, his nephew, Alex, and beloved niece, Nadia."

David is survived by his father and mother, Roy and Trudi Komakhuk; sisters, Kristel and Tanya Komakhuk; nephew, Alexander Stiles; uncles, Edward Barnes, Michael Totemoff, and Samuel and Douglas Komakhuk; aunts, Marcia Colbert and Starlette Komakhuk; many cousins; and longtime family friend George Toshivak.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Ethel Komakhuk; "Big Grandma" Miranda Barnes; "Tiny Grandma" Minnie Komakhuk; grandfathers, Alex Barnes and Mike Totemoff; great-uncle, John "Uncle Sonny" Komakhuk; uncles, Alby and Eli Totemoff; aunts, Karen Fillingham and Joanne Lord; niece, Nadia Love Komakhuk; and cousin, Riley Kennett-Fillingham.

Arrangements are with Cremation Society of Alaska, www.alaskacremation.com.



Published in Anchorage Daily News from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2010