Charles Phillip Grabowski(1944 - 2018)

Charles Phillip Grabowski

October 16, 1944 – August 5, 2018

Charles Phillip Grabowski was born October 16, 1944 in Raleigh, North Carolina and passed away August 5, 2018 at the Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna surrounded by family, friends, and his partner Lewis Davis. He was raised in North Carolina and moved to Ninilchik, Alaska in 1951. He studied to be a hairstylist in Anchorage and was working in downtown at the time of the 1964 earthquake.

Phillip also was a student at the Leon Leonardo School of Art. In the late 1960's to mid 1970's, Phillip lived in Bellevue, Washington to be near family. In 1957, he moved back to Ninilchik and resided on the family's homestead property. Phillip worked with Kathleen at Kathleen's hair salon in Soldotna for many years while making countless friends on the peninsula. Phillip always had a great love and talent when it came to painting and studied art at the local college. He became a prolific painter of various things as well as Alaskan scenery. Phillip also had a deep love and curiosity for animals and worked as a veterinary assistant for a period of time.

Phillip is survived by his mother Sophia of Kenai, AK; his brother Michael of Tacoma, WA; his brother Brent of Irving, CA; his brother John Marq of Anchorage, AK; his sister Lori Bartlett of Cooper Landing, AK; and his longtime partner Lewis Davis of Ninilchik, AK. He will always be in our hearts and remembered by his family and friends for his unique personality, warmth, lively sense of humor and his love for animals, painting and Alaska. Rest in peace.

Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Aug. 22, 2018