Jason Karella

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Corporal Jason Anthony Karella, 20, died Oct. 9, 2008, while serving with the Marine Corps in Afghanistan.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home, 11621 Old Seward Highway. After the service, a celebration of Jason's life will be from 2-6 p.m. at the VFW Post 9981, 9191 Old Seward Highway.
Born Oct. 25, 1987, in Fairbanks, Jason moved to Anchorage in 1998.
He attended Bartlett High School and graduated through the Alaska Military Youth Academy Challenge Program. Jason enjoyed playing hockey in his youth, as well as snowboarding and snowmachining throughout Alaska. An avid outdoorsman, Jason loved camping, hunting and fishing. When he was 16, Jason made the decision to join the Marines, completing boot camp at MCRD in San Diego, and was stationed at Twentynine Palms in California.
Jason completed a tour in Iraq in 2007. He was due to come home from Afghanistan in November 2008 and was waiting for the paperwork to be completed for his promotion to sergeant.
Jason is survived by his mother, Anne-Marie Kitchens and step-father, Bill Anklewich; father, Kevin Karella and step-mother, Dawn-Marie; brothers, Josh and Jesse Karella; grandparents, Bob and Barbara Kitchens, and Rosemary Karella; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be sent to charities supporting our troops and disabled veterans. Please make donations to the following charities: The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund at www.fallenherosfund.org or Marines Helping Marines at www.marineshelpingmarines.org.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, 2008
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