Robert L. Crager
1952 - 2018
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Robert L. Crager, 66 years old, graduate of Moreno Valley High School, class of 1970, passed away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, from glioblastoma cancer. Robert grew up in Sunnymead, Calif., and moved to Alaska in 1971, and worked in a fishing Lodge in Katmai, Alaska. Fell in love with Alaska and stayed. He became an iron worker and worked on the trans-Alaska pipeline and many of the buildings in Anchorage, which became his home. He later became a computer technician and ultimately worked in IT for the State of Alaska court system. He retired in April 2016. Robert was an avid outdoorsman and loved all the winter and summer activities Alaska had to offer.
Robert kept close all his family, cousins and friends and made sure he made it back to California for Thanksgiving every year. Robert traveled extensively, visiting places most of us only dream of like Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, North Africa, the Galapagos, India Asia and more, much of it with his good friend, Michael Carey.
He is survived by his brother, Walter Crager of Moreno Valley, Calif.; sister, Gale McMahon of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; brother, Don Crager of Palm Desert, Calif.; and many very much loved cousins and close friends.
Robert was a member to the Al Aska Shriners, Knik Canoers & Kayakers canoeing club, Dancing Bears Contra and Ironworkers Union 751 of Anchorage. He was an usher for the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts; he volunteered for the Big Brother of Alaska and numerous other organizations.
Services will be held for Robert at the Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E Street in Anchorage, on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Viewing will be at 1 p.m., and service at 1:30 p.m. with a celebration of his life following the services in the Chapel Lounge.

Published in Anchorage Daily News on Dec. 11, 2018.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
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December 21, 2018
To the Crager Family, My deepest condolences. How well I remember Robert and his unlimited abilities to fix anything IT related. Anytime I called him with a computer issue he could walk me through it. Ever so patient and such a good friend.
December 16, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss. As you remember your love one, may your cherished memories and Almighty God strengthen and comfort your broken hearts. (Psalm 147:3)
December 14, 2018
I will always remember the stories, lately some of them told several times. Some how nude women usually included..... Robert, you dont need to be so stressed over all your stuff any longer and may you be surrounded by beautiful women and many good friends in your next life, as you were in this one. I will miss you.
December 13, 2018
He touched so many lives in so many ways. I will cherish our last visit when we both understood it would most likely be our final good-bye. His loss leaves such a void. I will remember him with smiles, stories, laughs, tears, and an everlasting loving friendship. He was one of a kind and I was blessed to have him touch my life. Rest in Peace Robert. My heartfelt sympathy and thanks to Gale, Don, Walter and made such a difference in the time, care, and love you shared with him.
Kathy Markel
December 12, 2018
Prayers are with his great loving family.
Bev Mcmahon
December 12, 2018
My deepest sympathy to your family . May you keep in mind the hope of life everlasting which can help sustain you through this difficult time . John 17:3
Earnie Ray
December 12, 2018
Robert, you will be missed.
Qianyu Sun
December 12, 2018
Our visits were always filled with laughter and friendship. Good man. Will be missed by many. My condolences to the family
Brad Gamblin
December 12, 2018
Robert brought light to everywhere he went. He was a good friend and will always be remembered. Thank you.
James Watkins
December 11, 2018
Warmest remembrances and caring thoughts to family.
Vera Stamenkovic
December 11, 2018
Robert was a good and loyal friend to our family for almost 50 years. After he went on a trip we would always meet up so he could tell us all about it. We talked during this illness and he gave this battle as much energy as all things. We love him and will miss him but for sure never forget him. I thank his family for all they have done and am praying for them all. Roberto, I'll meet you at the East Gate...
Colleen Bassel
December 11, 2018
I personally did not know Robert, but do know his brother and sister-in-Law , Walter and Carolyn, and knowing them , Robert must have been equally as good a person. Rest In Peace , Robert. Walter and Carolyn, I send you and your family my love and prayers.
Chris Frontino
December 11, 2018
I spent a week with Robert a couple years ago when he guided several of us on a pack-rafting adventure in Alaska. His humor and understated manner helped to make the outing very enjoyable and memorable.

My deepest condolences to his friends and family.
Dennis Rackers
December 11, 2018
Dancing, canoeing or pack rafting . . . Robert was always at the lead of an adventure. Thanks for many, many great times, Robert.
Doug VanEtten
December 11, 2018
Robert is a Beloved family friend for over 40 years. We will miss him dearly. Robert is hands down THE funniest person I have ever met. His timing is impeccable and his delivery of a punchline is unmatched. His intelligence and lightening quick wit always made me laugh until I'd cry or my cheeks hurt. I will miss hearing his stories and sharing a laugh. Such wonderful achievements and adventures he enjoyed, a zest for truly LIVING this beautiful life. Maybe that's where that mischievous twinkle in his eyes comes from....miss you already.
Saaundra Lowry
December 11, 2018
My sincere condolences to his family. Robert was such a nice man. He was always responsive, helpful and cheerful whenever we would call with computer issues.
Teresa Shaw
December 11, 2018
Robert a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. He will be missed by his family and friends
God speed !!!
Beverly Mcmahon
December 11, 2018
Fun day on Upper Lil Su.<br />Rest in peace.
Thanks for the memories Robert.
You always said yes to a challenge.
Will Watson
December 11, 2018
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William Watson
December 11, 2018
The world has lost a true adventurer! While he left us far too young, I hope that all those who knew him are inspired by his love of life, travel and the outdoors. Because of Robert, my Bucket List now includes pack-rafting down a scenic river in a remote area of Alaska.
Neil Nesheim
December 11, 2018
Such a nice man, he will be missed by many.
N King
December 11, 2018
A great loss to me and my family.
Peter Macksey
December 10, 2018
May the God of all comfort sustain you and your family at this time of your great loss. Please be strengthened encouraged by the words found at Hosea 13:14.
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