Bob Harte
1951 - 2017
BORN
1951
DIED
2017
On Jan. 23, 1951, Bob was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Vernon and Eleanor Harte. He grew up playing baseball, hunting, fishing, trapping and getting into mischief with his three brothers. Bob's grandfather, "Pop-Pop," was instrumental in Bob's life, teaching him construction skills, and more importantly, to think independently. At 21, after a short stint in college, Bob was restless to experience the Alaskan lifestyle he had read about.
Bob landed in Southeast Alaska, where he spent his first few winters trapping near Wrangell. Next, he headed north to the Interior. Fort Yukon became his home base as he trapped in different locations around the area. He quickly established a name for himself and met many lifelong friends. Bob heard about an abandoned trapline in the Brooks Range, and there, finally found his home. For more than 40 years, Bob lived on his trapline from early fall until spring.
His best trapline memories revolved around the times when his family joined him. The family included his daughter, Talicia; stepson, Traver; foster son, Steve; wife, Nancy; and their dog team. Bob's favorite spot on Earth was the "throne," a high rock outcropping that overlooks the river near his cabin. He loved to sit on the throne, drink a pot of coffee and take in the view. He marveled that he was the only human around for miles.
Bob was very proud to have participated in a Russian/American trapper exchange program in the early 1990s, when he trapped with families in Russia. This was a first for any American trapper, and it helped bridge the cultural and political divide between the two nations. Back on the home front, he made ends meet by working seasonal carpentry projects for the Binkley family in Fairbanks.
In Bob's words, he was an "excellent trapper, hunter, fisherman, outdoorsman, carpenter and log builder." He wanted people to know that the Holy Spirit was his guide and best friend, protecting him and providing companionship during the many years on the trapline. He loved his family deeply, particularly his daughter, Talicia. His dream was to finish building her home so that she and her 8-month-old daughter, Carmella, could live comfortably.
On Friday, July 21, 2017, Bob attended his own celebration of life. He sat around the fire, drank a few beers and told stories with longtime friends. This was his last night on Earth. Who would have thought that this would be his final exit? His family and friends always joked that Bob had nine lives. If you stopped to count, it was probably closer to 20. After wrecking his motorcycle, crashing his plane, accidentally shooting himself, falling off his cabin wall, swamping his boat in the ocean, crashing another plane, getting run over on his motorcycle, having brain surgery, crashing another plane (I could go on), God chose a peaceful passage for him. It is ironically fitting.
Bob chose to live life differently. The famous lyrics sung by Frank Sinatra resonate, as Bob did his life "My Way." At his final gathering of friends and family, he mentioned how thankful he was for all the people in his life. He said, "You are my family and I love you dearly." I'm sure this message extended to all those who were connected to him. Bob is gone, but his spirit lives on in each of us. He now has eternal peace. "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place ..." (Mark 6:31, NIV).
A memorial service will be held for Bob at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 29, at the Chena Village, off Tall Spruce Road. In lieu of flowers, please send gifts in the name of Nancy Becker (Talicia Harte's mother) to: 2655 Tall Spruce Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709.

Published by Daily News-Miner on Jul. 28, 2017.
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RIP Bob. You were such a positive inspiration to so many. Loved watching the show. You were indeed a truly wonderful person.
Scott Ellis
October 1, 2021
What a wonderful God honoring man! I learned so much from Bob and truly miss his kind heart and words. His faith in God and kindness and love of the outdoors were an inspiration to me. May God bless you and keep you, my friend. I look forward to having a beer or three with you in heaven! Cheers!
Brandie Heidenway
Other
July 22, 2021
I loved watching Bob on TV. I loved his demeaner and his outlook on life. His relationship with god; He was so happy and so content with his life. He seamed fulfilled. From his corny jokes to his soft and gentle spoken words, and the knowledge he shared. I found myself looking up to him and being inspired to be like him. He touched my heart, spoke to my soul and he was on TV hundreds of miles away. I wish I could have met him in person. He was a really good man with great character. He will never be forgotten by me. I find myself thinking about him every day. Asking myself what would Bob do. Rest in Peace Bob. TFish of WI
Trenton Fish
Other
July 22, 2021
Condolences to the family. May the God of all comforts help you cope with your loss. I love Alaska and would like to visit some day. We learned a lot from his shows.
Liz
Other
July 21, 2021
Great Child of GOD. I know he is with my Ryan and Precious Mom in Heaven Smiling and Holding Hands by the Right Hand of GOD!!! This I Know. Romans 8. 31-39. Love and Peace❤❤
Lesa Smith
Acquaintance
June 20, 2021
What a difference one tender speaking, kind & gentle God & family loving man can make in this world! I miss your voice & quiet time in your cabin & you listening to your radio. This was reality programming that was of :great substance & heartfelt love of what really matters in life. Bob obviously touched lives of people from around the world and he was loved by all who he shared his story/life with. Thank you Bob & family & Rugger for allowing all of us into your life. You taught all of us so very much about what's really important while we are here on this earth. May Perpetual light always shine upon you. With kindest affections & prayers be with you & your wonderful & proud family. Your tv buddy Carroll Anne from Tampa Florida ✝
Carroll Rothenberg
June 4, 2021
What a difference one tender speaking, kind & gentle God & family loving man can make in this world! I miss your voice & quiet time in your cabin & you listening to your radio. This was reality programming that was of :great substance & heartfelt love of what really matters in life. Bob obviously touched lives of people from around the world and he was loved by all who he shared his story/life with. Thank you Bob & family & Rugger for allowing all of us into your life. You taught all of us so very much about what's really important while we are here on this earth. May Perpetual light always shine upon you. With kindest affections & prayers be with you & your wonderful & proud family. Your tv buddy Carroll Anne from Tampa Florida ✝
Carroll Rothenberg
June 4, 2021
Bob, you were a remarkable person. I am so glad the TV show was created because we got to peak into the lives of some very cool people. Bob, your story was very intriguing. It takes a special person to live like you did. You were solid gold as is your ex wife Nancy, what a gal, huh? The Love you showed towards her and daughter and how it was reciprocated was beautiful. God bless you and your family.
Carl
Acquaintance
May 18, 2021
Bob, May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall softly upon your fields. And until we meet again, May god hold you in the palm of his hand.
John Francis Lambert
May 1, 2021
God bless you Bob. You brought us ALL some great stories and experiences. We will see you again. May God bless Bob's family and friends.
Mark
Friend
April 29, 2021
What an inspiration.
Danica Allen
Acquaintance
April 26, 2021
I am from Sweden,and love to watch The Last Alaskans,and I liked to watch and listen what Bob said,I live in high northern Sweden and it calls Swedish Alaska,I just got to know that Bob has left us.I am so sorry,I loved his way to live in the wilderness and I loved his dog the husky with beautiful eyes.My condolences goes to Bobs nearest and his friends,God Bless them all-Alfie
Alfie Johansson
April 10, 2021
Seems like a brilliant guy just started watching him inthe series about alaska god bless this wonderful guy hope his family are all well RiP
Joe Mc neill
March 13, 2021
Just watched the episode where Bob was preparing to leave his home and go down to the lower 48 to recover from his illness. Unfortunately we now know that he would never return to his Alaskan Paradise. It brought a tear to my eyes. He was an amazing God fearing man who lived out his dream. I pray that he is fulfilling his passion of trapping in heaven ever. We miss you Bob.
D Bailey
Friend
March 5, 2021
After almost 4 years of your passing and people are STILL sooo drawn to you and your story! Thank you for capturing all of our hearts...WHAT a GREAT GUY you were Bob!
lori l schwemm
Friend
March 1, 2021
May you rest in eternal peace.
jacqueline Blake-belton
February 28, 2021
Bob viveu intensamente tudo que amava. Descanse em paz e obrigado por nos inspirar. O mundo ficou muito pior sem vc.
Anderson Liscovski
Friend
February 17, 2021
I often find myself thinking of you and your story Bob, and how I would have love to have met you. You lived a good life "and theres nothing better than that"
Ranger Carter
February 14, 2021
Always felt like we were kin.
God rest your soul Bob.
Watching you always put my mind at peace. We’re about to put our 18 year old dog down.
Watching you Bob eases my mind a little. So sorry you left this earth .
My whole family loves you.
Frank Rose
February 13, 2021
Bob inspired me to chase my dreams. What a special person.
Terri McGinness
February 12, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Francisco matias
February 6, 2021
Bob era meu preferido no programa alto astral,otimista,humano
Descanse em paz amigo
Francisco matias
February 6, 2021
Happy birthday Bob.
Hope you enjoy few beers up there. What a legend
Martin Galik
January 23, 2021
I was deeply sad to lean Bob had passed away, I’ve enjoyed watching his show and will definitely watch his reruns, prayers for the Harte family.
Dian Whiteleather
Friend
January 18, 2021
We miss you though we have never met you.you warmed our hearts through tevelision .we loved your voice,your spirit your adventures.rest now Bob.we will see you in Heaven.
Lucy Heft
January 14, 2021
We miss you though we have never you.you warmed our hearts through tevelision .we loved your voice,your spirit for adventures.eest his Bob.we will see you in Heaven.
Lucy Heft
January 14, 2021
I'm sorry this condolence is late, but just found out of Bob's passing. I only met Bob on The Last Alaskan show. He was a man of GOD for sure. He loved his daughter so much. He talked of her often. I saw the show that he mentioned that he may not be back again, then I lost track of him. RIP dear Bob.
Connie Fry
Friend
January 3, 2021
He was so amazing. He will be missed deeply. He has inspired me in so many ways and to me that’s something to admire and to celebrate an extraordinary man . My heart goes out to his family...❤
Jerry Cox
December 22, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Repose toi bien à présent, tu as vécu dans la liberté et la contemplation de cette région qu'est l'Alaska avec beaucoup de respect, merci pour ce que tu nous as montré Bob.
bachir
Teacher
December 10, 2020
I'm so sorry!
I'm totally crying right now!
I didn't realize he passed.
Totally breaks my heart!
David T Lovig
December 7, 2020
Il me manque!
FRIESS JEAN-MARIE
Friend
December 2, 2020
Thank you from the other side of the world
November 30, 2020
Condolences to your ex , your daughter n granddaughter. What a cutie.
Enjoyed the show with Bob, what an amazing life, my heart goes out to his family. Seen the one today with his family back at the cabin. Nice to see that they are going to keep going to it to carry on Bobs history .
RIP Bob
I marked friend
Someone that enjoyed the show, would of loved a life like that, jealous.
Tina Hewitt
November 23, 2020
Condolences to your ex , your daughter n granddaughter. What a cutie.
Enjoyed the show with Bob, what an amazing life, my heart goes out to his family. Seen the one today with his family back at the cabin. Nice to see that they are going to keep going to it to carry on Bobs history . RIP
Tina Hewitt
November 23, 2020
Enjoyed the show with Bob, my heart goes out to his family. Seen the one today with his family back at the cabin. Nice to see that they are going to keep going to it to carry on Bobs history .
Tina Hewitt
November 23, 2020
Miss watching, hope re-runs come back on soon just to see bob. But here in NJ the Last Alaskans isn't on yet for the season.
Therese Richards
Friend
November 18, 2020
Darren Armstrong for ever will be missed top alaska man in my eyes

November 17, 2020
I felt like I knew you Bob. I felt like i understood you. You and I have a lot of things in common--among them, the bible, the woods, family, dogs, beer, and good conversation.

I'll miss seeing asked listening to you Bob. However, I know we will one day meet either in the present heaven let the new earth and heaven where there will bet plenty of woods, dogs, family, and wide open spaces. Not goodbye but see ya later. :)
Mark Evans
Friend
November 11, 2020
I really enjoyed the programme and Bob spoke from the heart which I admired, I wish I could have spent some time living as he did and listening to his stories. He will be greatly missed but his memory will live long RIP Bob
Ian Broadfoot
November 9, 2020
A true frontiersman. Thanks for all the good times as our host on your show. Will cherish the memories. Comfort and hope to his family. Rest in peace.
Joe C.
November 2, 2020
I enjoyed watching Bob live his dream in Alaska. It broke my heart watching his health decline. I was so proud of the fine woman Nancy was to go back to Alaska to help him even though they were divorced. Their love was a deep love that withstood all the storms. God bless you and your family. You lived isolated from the world yet you still managed to touch so many hearts. You are missed.
Myra Maness
Friend
November 2, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Wayne Chew
Friend
November 2, 2020
RIP Bob Harte
Wayne Chew
November 2, 2020
I was 65 when bob passed and he was by far my favorite person to watch Juno close 2nd. So sad to hear his passing fly high in the sky and rest in piece. What happened to rugger his dog I would I would gladly buy him to help out bobs daughter. I’m out doors also and could take good care of him and let him open spaces
Ted crabtree
Friend
October 27, 2020
Dear Bob, I wanted to thank you for the many times I was able to see or share your experiences, your harmony, your sorrows, your joys. from this program where you shared your day to day with all of us. I was very sorry for your departure, I admire you for your strength and I wish you that wherever you are, you can continue to enjoy what is called freedom, love for the real, for what really counts, I send my respects to your daughter Laticia and your partner of life Nancy (who always lived and will live in your mind and heart) I am from Punta Arenas (Chile) and whenever I can I follow your example and turn to our mother nature to appreciate what is there for everyone, but not many are given account. (the magic of living) is an honor, the power to have known you. greetings atte. Rodrigo Jagniaux A.
Rodrigo Jagniaux
Friend
October 25, 2020
You lived an amazing job well done Bob
Sara
Friend
October 25, 2020
Thank you for sharing the greatest joys of your life with us. I can’t tell you how many times I escaped my daily routines to live vicariously through yours. You touched many of us with your love of family, God, nature and adventure..... but most of importantly, you reminded me that the greatest gift of all is being free to enjoy life’s simple pleasures! I hope one day to come and sit on your throne so I can share your perspective of the world! I only hope that heaven for you is a warm log cabin with big comfortable chair set next to a window overlooking a lush green forest that glistens with newly fallen snow!
Robert Asci
Friend
October 14, 2020
Im so sorry to hear about his passing. He was one of my favorite so happy he lived the life he love rest easy Bob
David Wolf
October 12, 2020
God be with you Bob, and condolences you your x-wife, daughter and children. RIP
Sonny
October 5, 2020
Watching re-runs of TLA & thinking about Bob & his beautiful family. I wish the show was still filming. I really need to watch my Last Alaskan Bob series.
Dawneen DeLaCruz, Quinault Indian Nation
Friend
October 5, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Elaine Evans
Friend
September 30, 2020
A man’s man
Troy Evans
Friend
September 26, 2020
I miss Bob , what a clean soul he was. I miss him on the show. He never had much to say but when he spoke i listened closely to every word. Such a simple man , I Envied him became he was his own man an was happy in his life
George hample
September 24, 2020
Awesome spirit miss you on the show

Donna
Friend
September 21, 2020
We all truly miss your way of life that many of us can only dream of the humble way you lived life has given me and others great joy so glad were still with you on TLA you are missed my friend
Roland Baldonado
September 14, 2020
R.I.P. Bob . Thank you for many WONDERFUL hours of Mountain Men. CONDOLENCES to Talicia and Family.
Roy Simonetti
Friend
September 10, 2020
I always enjoy seeing you on tv. seeing your daughter and your former wife was a nice to see
Mindy Leaf
September 7, 2020
You are (not was) such an inspiration to me and millions who view TLA. May you Rest In Peace my tv friend.

A devoted THE LAST ALASKAN FAN

MIKE FROM TEXAS
MIchael Hart
Friend
September 7, 2020
You are (not was) such an inspiration to me and millions who view TLA. May you Rest In Peace my tv friend.

A devoted THE LAST ALASKAN FAN

MIKE FROM TEXAS
MIchael
Friend
September 7, 2020
You made your mark on this earth my friend and you will never be forgotten
Ronnie Douglas Morris
Friend
September 3, 2020
I cried in many episodes where Bob talked about his life, his true love, his daughter and his love for the outdoors. He was my favorite to watch and my heart is heavy. He blew me away when he gave his dog to his daughter. I adored watching him and happt that he had Nancy and his daughter in the end. My heart goes out to his family.

Rest in peace. I hope to meet you on the other side.
Jennie Slattery
September 1, 2020
I cried in many episodes where Bob talked about his life, his true love, his daughter and his love for the outdoors. He was my favorite to watch and my heart is heavy. He blew me away when he gave his dog to his daughter. I adored watching him and happt that he had Nancy and his daughter in the end. My heart goes out to his family.

Rest in peace. I hope to meet you on the other side.
Jennie Slattery
September 1, 2020
Very saddened to learn of your passing. You were genuine, caring human being. You made living off the grid desirable. We watch your reruns and thank you for allowing us into your life. May you forever Rest In Peace.

Nancy
Friend
August 31, 2020
Bob, you warmed my heart with you humanity. I'm glad I watched The Last Alaskans, experienced your wisdom, brave soul. -od bless.
Ann Levine
Acquaintance
August 14, 2020
(Eddie) Carl E. Dawson
August 12, 2020
Hey Bob, first I thought you were nuts. But after watching the show more and more it qlicked. My condolences to your family, and see you on the other side..
Louie angel
August 10, 2020
Sure miss you Bob but you live on through your wisdom and spirit.
Jan
Friend
August 10, 2020
A great human being. PERIOD!
KIM Shirley
August 10, 2020
We miss you Bob, hope your looking down at the cabin you loved.
Ed
Ed
Friend
August 10, 2020
steve thornton
August 9, 2020
Loved his straight forward approach to life. I've been blessed to visit the far north several times. There's nothing he's said it did that didn't ring true. May his family be blessed. I will miss him, as I'm sure others will also.
Rick
Friend
August 7, 2020
You will be missed Bob! I didn't know you, but your life inspired me and who I want to be. I send my best wishes to your family and friends.
Ofelia Stewart
Friend
August 3, 2020
Miss you Bob!
Carol Mottin
Friend
August 3, 2020
Galila Barkay
Significant Other
August 3, 2020
He was a man who lived his dream..RIP Bob
Joe Kidd
Acquaintance
July 30, 2020
I loved watching Bob Harte on TV, still watch every rerun, especially in the summer when it's hot at my house. It always makes me feel better looking at all that snow and Bob made living his way look so great. I truly miss him.
Liane
July 29, 2020
Brett Ebersole
July 27, 2020
Probably the most interesting man I've ever had the pleasure to watch on TV. Real. Confident. Funny. Capable. Honest. One person I can honestly say I wish I could have met. I appreciate the reruns of his life and pray his family and friends are doing well.
Lora
Friend
July 27, 2020
Probably the most interesting man I've ever had the pleasure to watch on TV. Real. Confident. Funny. Capable. Honest. One person I can honestly say I wish I could have met. I appreciate the reruns of his life and pray his family and friends are doing well.
Lora
July 27, 2020
Sorry for your loss we enjoyed watching Bob on the show living his life to the fullest . Not everyone could do that its a hard but rewarding way of life he will be missed
Tim and Tammie Asbury
Friend
July 27, 2020
Sou brasileiro, fiz questão de falar na minha língua porque Bob é minha inspiração . Quero ser como ele : Livre !
July 24, 2020
Hen the show was on I really enjoyed it and his life style was real and honest that's rare along with other members on the show he made you feel part of his family sharing his life style. Last night they had series on which he shared everything . Thank you Bob appreciate you sharing your life and family
ALTON HOOPER
Friend
July 22, 2020
Bob was my favorite person on the show.
I still watch the reruns and always look forward to seeing Bob.
God bless.
Les Carter
July 22, 2020
Thank you Bob, for being the God loving man that you were here on this earth. What an inspiration to us all. To be absence from the body, is to be present with the lord. God keep your family safe always! God bless.
Pamela G. Washington
Acquaintance
July 21, 2020
I still watch re-runs on my dvr that I saved. He is a joy to watch PERIOD. Lol I think he used that word instead of getting emotional?
Therese Richards
Acquaintance
July 14, 2020
Bob to me was a man with a deep heart for the best things in life, family,life, nature, love, independence,strong will to live life at its fullest, he lived a life that we all dream of but most could not ever accomplish.
Every show i was heart felt of his life, he in my life is a sad loss of someone who loved life as much as he did.
DAVID DUQUETTE
Friend
July 13, 2020
Sad to know Bob has left his beloved place. I love to watch the tv show, and i always felt a huge feeling of joy when he used to tell his life stories in the Yukon... i have to admit, i felt a little healthy envy for his way of life, because i truly believe he lived his life in the middle of what i believe is the paradise on earth.
Im sure hes now in another paradise... taking care on Talicia and Nancy.
My most loving feelings for Nancy and Talicia, from this anonymous friend from the opposite side of this continent... patagonia, Chile.
Thanks for the inspiration Bob! ❤
Salvador Carrera
July 8, 2020
Bueno un gusto conocer de la vida silvestre que se vive en Alaska .De todas los años que vi las temporadas del programa me gustaba ver la vida del señor Bob dejo mis condolencias a toda la famila saludos de Coquimbo Chile.
Hugo Vega
July 6, 2020
He seemed to be an awesome person. I do wish sincere condolences to his family.
I too lost family to cancer.
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Brett Tibbetts
July 6, 2020
We are never truly gone from earth, our spirits always live on. I am sure after Bobs passing their was a lone wolf howling somewhere in Alaska just looking to join the pack. Bob is exactly where he needs and wanted to be running free in the wild. God Bless and I hope to be running with you one day.
Giuseppe Sohn
June 24, 2020
So very sad to hear of the passing of Bob Harte. Condolences to his family. I loved seeing him on television. Best wishes to your family
Wendy Young
June 23, 2020
It is now June of 2020, Love to see his life and legacy. It feels as if I have know Bob for a long time. Blessing to his family, Talicia and Nancy. I have definitely enjoyed watching this way of living. Rest In Peace Bob Harte!
Silvia Palma
Friend
June 7, 2020
I miss listening to him. I haven't seen any reruns on lately? I love when he would say PERIOD. It seemed to be his way to not be too emotional on TV? Only Nancy and Talicia can answer that obe.
Therese Richards
June 4, 2020
I loved how open and gentle he seemed to be. Bless his wife and daughter and other family members.
Linda Rule
June 3, 2020
You were one hell of a man Bob, you lived the life you loved and enjoyed. I'm sure your spirit is walking the old trap line with Charlie and keeping watch on him when you can drag yourself away from that beautiful final resting place where Nancy and Talicia so lovingly spread your ashes. You were loved by many around the world.
RIP
Bill Jordan
Friend
May 28, 2020
Bob Harte, you were truly a great man. R.I.P.
Kersten Poultidis
May 27, 2020
Sinto muito, triste ...pessoa incrível e do bem, simples como a vida deveria ser.... abraços do Brasil
Andreia De Silva
Significant_other
May 26, 2020
You were a joy to watch on TV, I wish I could have shared a beer with you. RIP Mr. Harte.
Jarrod Wiggins
May 25, 2020
I truly admire this man he was one of my favorites on the show God bless you Mr. heart God bless
Dianne Bruce
Family
May 25, 2020
I could've listen to you all day, everyday. Even if it was to recite the phone book. I could've and would've listened. I pray ur soul is back in the woods. Still. Peace. And gods grace. Much love, many prayers. ❤
Cassandra Worrix
May 25, 2020
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