Alaska native Carpa Orloff, Sr., 81, died Wednesday, April. 10, 2013 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.
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Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Monday, April. 15, 2013 at Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai. Burial will be in church cemetery. Father Thomas Andrew will officiate.
Carpa was born Oct. 27, 1931 in Bear River. He had lived in Bear River and Port Moller. He was a longtime commercial fisherman.
Mr. Orloff Sr. was Russian Orthodox. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He also mushed dogs because that was the only form of transportation and was very fond of animals.
Carpa also loved eating native foods.
"His door was always open," his family said. "Dad would play his guitar in earlier years accompanied by his wife, Mary on the accordion. He was a very kind man."
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Orloff; parents, Yellman Orloff; and sisters, Christina Wassom and Dahlia Gardner.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, Janet and Robert Toth, Diane J. and Lonnie Andersen, Carpa Orloff Jr.; grandchildren, Fredrick and Nicole Toth; niece, Judy Goresen; and nephew, Robert Gardner.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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5839 Kenai Spur Hwy. Kenai, AK 99611
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Apr. 15, 2013