John Michael Gozelski (1964 - 2017)

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Kenai resident John Michael Gozelski, 53, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at his home in Kenai with his family by his side.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at The Kenai Christian Church, 104 McKinley Street in Kenai. Pastor Bryan Copenhaver will be officiating.

John was born Aug. 6, 1964 in Warsaw, New York. He graduated high school and soon after joined the U.S. Army where he served 4 years until being honorably discharged. John moved to Alaska in 2000 and lived in Juneau from 2000 to 2007. In 2007 he moved to Kenai where he has lived ever since. John worked at Lemon Creek Correctional Center as a correctional officer with the Department of Corrections in Juneau from 2000 to 2007 and Wildwood Correction Center from 2007 to 2017. John was a member of the Kenai Christian Church in Kenai. He loved hunting, canoeing, mountaineering, hiking, spending time with his wife and children.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Andrew Gozelski.

He is survived by his wife, Amy Gozelski of Kenai; daughters, Anna and Kitana Gozelski of Kenai; son, Benjamin Gozelski of Kenai; parents, George and Nancy Gozelski; sisters, Mary Jane Schwan, Marjorie Love, Cindy Revaz, and Suzanne Gozelski; and brothers, George and Tim Gozelski.

John's cremated remains will be inurned at the Kenai City Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit or sign his online guestbook at

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Kenai, AK 99611
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Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Nov. 29, 2017
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