David Waselie

  • "Happy Birthday Daddy in heaven...Missing you Terribly..."
    - Reft Sarah
  • "I luv n miss yu soo much Bunka!"
    - Sister Sister!
  • "I love you and miss you dearly!!"
    - Denise Waselie
    - Tina Waselie
  • "I love and miss you so dearly...You just do not know how..."
    - Tima Waselie

David Willie Waselie, 67, died of cancer June 23, 2008, at his Anchorage home.
A visitation will be at 10 a.m., with a service at 11 a.m. today at St. Innocence Russian Orthodox Church. The Rev. John Zabinko will officiate. Pallbearers are Alex Ambrosia, Dale Reft Sr., Jacob Charliaga, Leslie Moreau, and Herman Malutin Iliad III and Brett Carter. Interment will follow at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery.
David was born Jan. 18, 1941, in Karluk, where he lived until 1979. He then moved to Larsen Bay from 1979 to 1988 and Kodiak from 1988 to 1992.
He had vocational training in refrigeration from September 1989 to 1990.
David was a member of the National Guard.
David most recently was a resident of Anchorage. He worked in Alaska as a cannery worker, fish processor, janitor, construction worker, logger, captain of fishing vessel APA No. 1, and helped clean up the Exxon Valdez oil spill. He retired in 1995.
He was a member of the Russian Orthodox Church.
His special hobbies were cooking, outdoorsmanship, bingo and laughter.
His family wrote,"David was a family man. His family always came first in his life. David was a very humorous man. He loved to play jokes on family and friends. Most importantly, he loved his wife of 33 years."
He is survived by his wife, Tina Waselie; two sons, James R. Malutin and Gary D. Malutin; three daughters, Denise O. Waselie, Sarah J. Reft, Louise L. Carter; and 12 grandchildren, Caitlin, Faith, Tara, Shane, David, Sarah, Jacob, Dale Jr., Christian, Dustin, Taylor and Kyle.
Memorial donations may be made to Credit Union 1, Anchorage, account 128493.
Arrangements are with Witzleben Legacy Family Funeral Homes & Crematory.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from June 27 to June 28, 2008