Alexander Thomas Binek Jr. (1946 - 2018)

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    - Richard Funner
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    - Roderick Binek
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Alexander Thomas Binek Jr. transitioned to his new home in Heaven on Sunday, March 4, 2018, while in the arms of his wife, Pam. Those who know them understand the special relationship they enjoyed and know that, for the past 25 years, A.T. wanted nothing more than to always be by her side.
A.T. was born on May 1, 1946, to Alexander Thomas Binek Sr. and Elizabeth Jane Dieringer Binek, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a dedicated and loving son to them and loving brother to Theresa. Whether you knew him as Tommy, Tom, Alex or A.T., his basic nature remained the same: strong-willed and safety-minded, but kind to everyone no matter color, creed or social status. He felt blessed and helped others often, from donating money and turkeys, to purchasing food for strangers at the grocery store. Always a hard worker, he was a natural leader and would never ask or expect anyone to do something he was not willing to do.
He worked on the Anchorage docks for 45 years, broken only by his enlistment and proud service in the U.S. Navy, where his deep patriotism led him to request service in Vietnam. Although he rarely spoke of his time in Vietnam, he was a leader of men who served bravely and was severely injured. In his function as Head Walking Boss for A.I.L.U., his main focus was to make sure everyone was safe. "Getting organized" was his mantra. At work, at home and even after retiring, he was constantly busy, shoveling snow, shopping, creating art and doing his favorite thing, being with Pam. He loved his family and enjoyed getting help from the grandkids. We have many photos of them barely big enough to walk but outside helping Poppa shovel snow or work in the yard. A.T. was always warm-natured so rarely wore a shirt at home. Neighbors and family teased him about going shirtless (his mother made a point to tell Pam that she "did not raise him that way - he learned that in the Navy") and it was not uncommon to see him outside in below-zero weather shoveling snow or hanging Christmas lights with a half-zipped flight jacket, no shirt and cowboy boots.
A.T. is survived by the love of his life, wife Pamela Sadler Moore-Binek; his children, Donny Binek (Erin), Roderick Binek (Akiko) and Erika Binek Merrill (Keagan); stepchildren, James Moore and Amanda Price (Nelson Price); and six grandchildren, Oliver Price, Cooper Price, Lola Price, Jamie Moore, Reagan Binek and Avery Binek.
There will be a memorial service this Saturday, March 10, 2018, with a viewing at 11 a.m., and funeral service to begin at noon, at Legacy Funeral Home Heritage Chapel at Angelus, 440 East Klatt Road. Immediately following the service, a gathering for close friends and family will take place at A.T. and Pam's family home.

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Legacy Funeral Home-Heritage Chapel at Angelus
440 E. Klatt Road
Anchorage, AK 99515
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Mar. 7, 2018
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