Jack D. Abalama (1942 - 2018)

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On Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, Jack went to be with the Lord. A celebration service was held on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Fisherman's Hall in Egegik, Alaska, followed by a potluck.
He was born on May 6, 1942, in Naknek, Alaska, to George and Tootsie Abalama. He was a lifelong resident of Egegik. He was married to the love of his life, Marcia Abalama, for 20 years. They knew each other for 54 years.
He is survived by his wife, Marcia; and his sisters, Nattie (Paul) Boskoffsky, Mary (Mark) Sinclaire, Lucy (Brett) Goode and Josie (Marvin) Williams; along with many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces; stepchildren and stepgrandchildren.
Jack was a fisherman by trade. He attended Seward Skill Center and was a welder assistant on trans-Alaska pipeline. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time visiting the fishermen on the dock and riding his Honda around town.
Jack loved the Lord. He was concerned if his friends and family knew Jesus as Savior. His favorite Bible verse was Romans 12:1-2. It says: "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
He was a kind and considerate man. Everyone was his friend. He was a great storyteller. His friends loved to listen to him tell his true life stories. He will be greatly missed.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Mar. 2 to Mar. 4, 2018