Aaron Rael-Catholic, 24, died April 2, 2014, in Homer. Aaron was born on Jan. 27, 1990 in Denver, Colo. His bright smile and sparkling eyes will be missed by all who knew him. Please join us in a celebration of his life. Bring a favorite memory or a story to share.
Friday, April 18, 2014 on Bishop’s Beach at 7 p.m.
Barbecue on the beach, please bring a dish to share with friends.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
Kasilof resident Tammy Reeve, 49, passed away April 12, 2014. A viewing was held April 15, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, followed by a celebration of life at Hope Community Resources Center in Soldotna. Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 16, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Seward.
Tammy was born Sept. 1, 1964 in Great Falls, Mont. to the late Phillip H. Bruce and Sharon E. Ryan of Anchorage. Tammy moved to Alaska at age four, and continued to move around the state during her father’s service in the Air Force. When Tammy was 13, the family finally settle on the Kenai Peninsula, and eventually called Kasilof her home.
Tammy spent her life advocating for people experiencing mental illness and developmental disabilities. She relentlessly fought for the rights of others. She held a PhD in psychology, a masters in mental health, a bachelors in psychology and an AA in paralegal.
Aside from her continuous drive to educate herself, Tammy was a very free spirit and always willing to put others’ interests above her own. She was an amazing friend to all those who were lucky to hold that title.
Tammy was known for the love she had for her family, nature and animals. She would ride to the beach on her four-wheeler to collect shells, rocks, and trinkets. She found beauty in all aspects of life, including the people she touched. She was an amazing mother and grandmother, and will be dearly missed by all.
Tammy is survived by her longtime companion of 27 years, Daniel (J.R.) Poissant; mother Sharon E. Ryan; sister-in-law, Dawn Poissant; brother-in-law, William Cox; mother-in-law, Launie Poissant; her children Sarah Reeve (Daniel Cooper), Shaun Reeve, Maria Reeve (Angel Mendoza); her sister, Erika Bruce and her brother, Phillip H. Bruce II (Gary-Ann); and grandchildren, Alaura, Lukas, Nathan and Izzabella; and lifetime friends, Darrel Mason and Steve Haugstad, Karl Gattenby and too many other close friends to list.
Donations can be sent to Soldotna Wells Fargo for the Tammy Reeve family. Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
Robert “Bob” P. Moore, 88, of Homer, Alaska, passed away from Alzheimer’s disease on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Majestic View Assisted Living.
As per his request, there will be no memorial service. His ashes will be spread in Florida, on the outgoing tide.
Bob was born in Burlington City, N. J. on Dec. 10, 1925. He worked as an ironworker for 34 years, contributing to many large structures on the east coast — including the construction of the Twin Towers in New York City. In 1986, Bob retired from climbing the iron and moved to Port Richey, Fla.
In 2008, after experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s, Bob moved to live with his son Michael, in Alaska. During his lifetime, he spent many cherished summers in Alaska with his son and grandchildren, but he was never very fond of the winters.
Bob served in the Navy during WWII. He was a gunner on the Destroyer USS Hunt that served as an escort for the big carriers. He fought in numerous battles during WWII, including Iwo Jima, Marshall Islands, Okinawa Gunt, Leyte, Asiatic Pacific Raids, Luzo, Hollandia, Marinas and West Caroline Island.
Bob is preceded in death by his son, Robert P. Moore, Jr. He is survived by his son, Michael R. Moore and daughter-in-law, Laurie of Homer; his daughter, Suzanne R. Datti and son-in-law, Joe of Roseboro, N.C.; his seven grandchildren, Eric, Amanda, Robert III, Julia, Bridget, Christina and Domenic; several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews spread throughout the United States.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel and Crematory. Please visit Bob’s obituary and online guestbook at AlaskanFuneral.com.
Homesteader and longtime Homer resident, Mr. Albert Greer, 90, died Monday, April 7, 2014 at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage.
Funeral services will be held at noon, Wednesday, April 16, at The Glacier View Baptist Church, 960 East End Road in Homer. Pastor Rick Wise will officiate. Burial will follow at the Hickerson Memorial Park on Diamond Ridge Road.
Mr. Greer was born Sept. 26, 1923 in St. Louis, Mo. He graduated from Marble Hill High School, and joined the U.S. Marines in 1942. He was honorably discharged in 1946. Greer moved from Missouri to Utah for a few months, before making the long trek up to Alaska in 1954.
Albert homesteaded on Greer Road, and built what’s known at the “Round House” at the Alyeska Ski Resort in 1961. The structure was declared a National Building after the state’s 50th year of statehood.
Greer was also the first licensed building contractor in the City of Homer, a job he did for more than 25 years. He worked for the B.I.A. as a Superintendant from 1968-71, and was a member, as well as helped build, the Glacier View Baptist Church in Homer. Albert loved to go fishing and hunting every chance he got.
The family wrote, Al will be remembered for his enjoyment of life. He loved being with his family and traveling. He enjoyed building and working with wood and fishing. He will be missed by all of his family and friends.”
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jill Greer; brother, Mance, Virgil, and Gene and his parents, Frank and Elisa.
He is survived by his son, Jim (Ann) Greer of Homer; grandsons, Eugene Greer, Dan Greer, and Brent (Tracy) Greer; granddaughter, Tracy (Terrell) Moulton of Denver, Colorado; great-grandchildren, Maggie Tryer and Cody Greer both of Homer.
Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please sign Al’s online guestbook at www.AlaskanFuneral.com.
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