David Spain Sloan, age 80, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family, to be with his Lord on Oct. 5, 2013 in Palmer.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, with viewing to begin one hour earlier, at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, 2501 Airport Way, in Fairbanks. David's burial will immediately follow the service at Birch Hill Cemetery.
David was born Nov. 6, 1932, in Holly, Colo., to Allen and Francis Sloan.
David served in the United States Navy
during the Korean War
, aboard the USS Hector.
After his honorable discharge from the Navy, David began a career as an electronics technician and communications specialist. He moved to Alaska in 1960 to work at a remote dew-line (White Alice Systems) site for RCA. He later became a site supervisor for Alascom Earth Stations in Fort Yukon. He relocated to Fairbanks in 1980 and settled in Palmer in 2007.
Dave was a devout Roman Catholic, who attended Mass regularly and made pilgrimages to Rome and the Holy Land of Jerusalem.
He was an Alaska Bush Pilot and enjoyed flying above the Yukon Flats. He had a passion for nature, enjoying long walks and bicycling. He also enjoyed spending time at his summer cabin in Central.
Dave and his wife Delores married in 1968 and they just celebrated their 45th anniversary.
He is survived by his loving wife, Delores Sloan, of Palmer; son, Douglas Smaker "Butch," of Fairbanks; daughter and son in-law, Brenda and Mark Lamoureux, of Anchorage; grandson, Vincent David Lamoureux, of Anchorage; granddaughter, Alyssa Janine Lamoureux, of Anchorage; and many other relatives in Colorado and Alaska.
Arrangements cared for by Valley Funeral Home & Crematory.