Robert "Zark" Zarkovich
Anchorage resident Robert "Zark" Zarkovich, 64, died March 21, 2007, at home.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St., with the Rev. Dan Hebert officiating.
Mr. Zarkovich was born Nov. 29, 1942, in Chicago, to John and Genevieve Zarkovich. He graduated from Chicago Vocational High School in 1961. He attended Spartan School of Aeronautics and became an aircraft mechanic. He also served two years in the Armed Forces stationed at Fort Richardson.
While serving in the Army, Bob developed a love of Alaska and the opportunities it provided for outdoor recreation. After marrying Louann Gray in Chicago, they drove up the Alaska Highway, relocating to Anchorage in 1970. He began working as an aircraft mechanic for the Department of the Interior, Office of Aircraft Services, in 1973 and retired in 1995.
"Zark" was an avid airboater, hunter and fisherman. He belonged to the Alaska Boating Association and enjoyed exploring the many rivers in Alaska. He was especially fond of 20-Mile River, where he camped with his wife, family and friends. Bob also was a ham radio enthusiast, beginning at age 12, and spent many hours talking with folks all over the world with the call sign KL7HDY. In retirement, he acquired a billiards table and enjoyed playing pool with friends and family.
His family wrote: "Bob was a devoted husband and father. He spent much time with his grandchildren and shared his love of boating and camping. He was very proud of his work in Alaska aviation and brought his knowledge and experience into the airboating community. He was very innovative in developing his style and he always joked that 'I could of had a V8.' "
Survivors are his wife, Louann; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Bill Peters; grandchildren, Samuel, Lauren and Earl; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Doug Greene and family; sister and brother-in-law, Tina and Jerry Ryczek; mother, Genevieve Zarkovich; and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Zarkovich, and brother, John.
Friends can send condolences to 737 E St., Anchorage 99501.
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Published by Anchorage Daily News from Mar. 25 to Mar. 29, 2007.
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Dear Louann,

I am very sorry about Robert's death. Have thought of you and your family many times. I wish you the best of everything. Would like to hear from you.
Janet Helgemo
April 15, 2007
Louann--My sincerest condolences at the passing of Zark. I remember with fondness the times we all spent together. May the Lord bless you "exceedingly, abundantly above all you can think or ask"!
Linda Shennum Neuls
March 29, 2007
Louann--My sincerest condolences at the passing of Zark. I remember with fondness the times we all spent together. May the Lord bless you "exceedingly, abundantly above all you can think or ask"!
Linda Shennum Neuls
March 29, 2007
Lou, our condolences to you and your family. I'm still in shock over "Zarks" passing. He was a GREAT FRIEND and helped me get my HAM license. He also got me started in RTTY some 35 years ago. Judy and I are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
Bill and Judy Thomas
March 28, 2007
My deepest sympathy to the Zarkovich family. I probably spent as much time on the telephone as I did the airwaves talking to Bob. He
taught me a lot and I was constantly amazed at Bob's anecdotal knowledge. I will forever be indebted to him for his help.
Thomas Elmore
March 27, 2007
My condolences to the Zarkovich family. Your dad made my first moose burger tacos at your house. I will never forget the big smile on his face when you guys told me it was moose meat.
Alaina Alward-Anderson
March 26, 2007
LouAnn, we are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and praryers are with you and your family.
Kurt and Carol Stedingh
March 26, 2007
LouAnn, as a friend of Zark's and you for over 35 years and fellow Ham, I'm deeply saddened that 'Zark' is no longer with us. I'm going to miss him a lot.
Norm Neuls
March 26, 2007
It's with a heavy heart that we ponder the passing of our friend "Snagger Bob". We have many great memories of good times with the Zarks. God speed to you good buddy. KL7HDY got your ears on good buddy?
Jeff & Marge Leavitt
March 25, 2007
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