James Matthew Fleischhacker (1959 - 2018)

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James Matthew Fleischhacker, IUPAT, age 58, of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 6, 2018, from natural causes.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Catherine (Dolzer) Fleischhacker; brothers, Frank and Dan; brother-in-law, Bill Heck; niece, Samantha Heck. he is survived by his loving brother, Greg (Karen); and sisters, Rita (Mark) Nupen, Joanne Heck, Kathy (Bob) Albert and Therese (Paul) McGibbon; sisters-in-law, Leanore and Kathy Flesichhacker and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, family and friends.
Jim's presence was larger than life! He helped many through his volunteer painting jobs and organizing fund raisers for those in need, including for ALS, the disease that took his brother, Dan. A Washington High graduate, he went on to TVI for printing and worked 10 years as a printer. He returned to TVI for painting and became a Union Local 61 painter for 10 years in St. Paul alongside his brother, Dan. He then heard the call of the wild and moved to Alaska to become a painter in Union Local 1959 for nine years.
Living in Alaska he made many new friends that became his new family. Together they enjoyed his love of fishing, hunting, biking and camping. His love of God and the beauty of his creation was a religion he lived daily. He will be deeply missed by all who had the great fortune of knowing and loving him.
"Love you. Miss you."
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Cathedral, Jan. 20, 2018, at 1 p.m. Lunch to follow. Memorials may be sent to .
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2018