Brian Blockcolsky

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Funeral services for Brian Blockcolsky, 47, of Palmer, Alaska, formerly of Fairbanks, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at the Cleburne Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastors Laurie DeWitt and Lyndon DeWitt will officiate. Burial will follow in Keene Memorial Park Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at Rosser Funeral Home in Cleburne.

Brian passed away on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 in Cleburne, Texas. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona on October 4, 1964, the son of Valeda (DeWitt) and William Blockcolsky. Brian graduated from West Valley High School in Fairbanks, AK and from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He was awarded an honorary 5th degree black belt (godan) master rank in the Orthodox School of Okinawan Karate.

Brian was part of a team with NBC's KTUU Channel 2 News in Anchorage, Alaska that won the National Press Photographer's Television News Photography Station of the Year Award in 2006 and 2008. He also invented and patented a clever device for videographers.

Brian is survived by his family in Alaska: his father, William Blockcolsky of Fairbanks; mother, Valeda Blockcolsky of Palmer; brother, Douglas Blockcolsky of Anchorage; sister, Karen Denny of Palmer; nephews, Tristan and Evan Denny; and niece Brinae Denny.

Arrangements handled by Rosser Funeral Home,

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2012