Born and raised Alaskan, Robert Charles Dushkin, Jr., 55, passed away Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 in Soldotna.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
Robert was born Nov. 19, 1965 in Anchorage. He graduated from Kenai Central High School in Kenai.
Robert worked in maintenance for the City of Sand Point, Shumagin Corporation, and the Aleutians East Borough School District. He also was a commercial fisherman and most recently worked at Alyeska Tire.
Robert enjoyed watching movies, listening to music and driving, playing electric guitar, cooking, skiff rides, fishing and doing backflips.
His family writes, "He was a fun loving dad to his four children, whom he raised in Sand Point. He was also a very caring grandpa and a father figure and dear friend to many others in their lives. He was strong willed and hard working and was never discouraged. He always made people laugh and had such a beautiful smile. He was also a strong shoulder for so many. He was the most loving son and always wanted to take care of everyone. He will be missed forever and always in our hearts."
Robert was preceded in death by his father, Robert C. Dushkin, Sr., stepfather, Joe Ackerman, Sr., sister, Mary Mae Mack, sons, Daniel Raymond Roehl and Robert Charles Dushkin, III.
He is survived by his mother, Geraldine Ackerman of Sterling; daughters, Nellie Roehl of Wasilla and Sandra Simons and husband, Josh, of Soldotna; granddaughter, Nicole Gundersen of Sand Point; girlfriend, Norma Johnson of Soldotna; nephew, Devan Mack of Anchorage; aunts, Dolores Howell and husband, Mark, of Kenai, Leeoma Valentine, and husband, Chino, of Anchorage, and Katherine Hoff of Soldotna; many cousins; and his faithful dogs, Ruger and Lila.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai
Published by Peninsula Clarion on Aug. 4, 2021.