John Helton Snead (1945 - 2017)

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John Helton Snead, a pioneer in the Alaska transportation industry, passed on the morning of Aug. 7, 2017, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. John was born on June 16, 1945, to James H. Snead and Ruth E. Snead in Ontario, Ore.
John moved to Alaska, in 1969, to open an office for Pacific Air Freight, but grew to love the state and made it his home. In 1976, he founded Air Land Transport, which specializes in all facets of transportation, including less than truckload transportation, full load, local cartage and airfreight forwarding. John, a successful businessman, propelled his company during a time when owner-operator businesses dominated the industry over sole-proprietor trucking competitors. Since conception, he continued to grow the business through industry, economic and natural challenges in Alaska, with offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Kenai.
John's employees were more like family, and he will absolutely be missed.
A caring father and grandfather, John is loved and survived by two children, John G. Snead and Monique R. Snead; and four grandchildren, Johnclaude Snead, Alfreda Snead, Eric Galosich and Bo Galosich.
Employees and friends are cordially invited to a viewing with the family on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and funeral services on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at 1 p.m., with Burial to follow. All services will be held at Legacy Funeral Homes Heritage Chapel at Angelus, 440 East Klatt Road in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Aug. 13, 2017