Robert Blaine Hagedorn (1978 - 2018)

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Born on Oct. 24, 1978, Robert Blaine Hagedorn passed away on the early morning of May 8, 2018, nearly 10 months into his diagnosis of cancer. Blaine was very private about his diagnosis because he didn't want to burden others, nor did he want it to define him. It didn't, and it won't.
Blaine fiercely loved his family. He was a kind and gentle soul, loving and compassionate, had an open ear for all, was a loyal friend and loved Alaska. He was born here in Anchorage, and began a love of the outdoors and the magic Alaska offered at an early age. He hiked the entire Crow Pass Trail with his family at age 8, and his passion for the wild only grew. He loved fly fishing for rainbow trout, floating the Kenai and creating drone videos of his adventures. He put his characteristic enthusiasm into building a remote cabin with his family.
Cooking was an art to him, and his passion for wine manifested into his earned distinction as a sommelier. He worked in the food and beverage industry because of this keen interest in cooking, beginning at Gesine's as a waiter and then on to the Marriott as Food and Beverage Director, and finally to the Odom Corporation/Southern Glazer's, rising quickly to Gallo Brand Manager.
Blaine's upbeat personality, bright eyes, wide smile and punny jokes made him an absolute joy to be around. He shared many adventures with his community of good friends, especially his brother Ben. His daughter Eleanor Jane was a special joy to him and he was an involved and loving father that provided her with laughter and delight. He loved his Fischer dog, who was always at his side.
Blaine's legacy is now with his beloved wife, Brittany; daughter, Eleanor; mother, Sue Hagedorn of Colorado; father, Steve Hagedorn of Anchorage and his wife Marge Cabanski; brother, Ben and wife Callie of Anchorage; a loving network of extended family and friends; and his Fischer dog.
A special thanks to all those that helped Blaine along his journey, especially the Katmai Oncology Group, and the wonderful ongoing support from his employer, Odom Corporation.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018, from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., with a short program beginning at 2:30 p.m., at the Kincaid Wax Bunker (right next to chalet), 9401 West Raspberry Road, Anchorage, AK 99502. All are warmly welcome.
Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to his daughter Eleanor's education fund, https://www.troweprice.com/usis/go-tuition-gift/alaska-529/531fa27e890b49be843f3653865bbfd6; or to fund colorectal cancer research at https://www.ccalliance.org.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on May 16, 2018