Koniag Mourns the Loss of Long-Time Director Conrad Peterson

The streets of heaven have a new angel this morning. Our friend and colleague, Koniag Board Member Conrad Peterson, passed away yesterday of a sudden heart attack. If you measure a person by commitment to their family, people and community, Conrad was a giant. Please keep his wife Amy, his children Kayla, Danielle, Katie, Fawn, … Continued

David “Rocky” Christiansen

Rocky, 59, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 27. He was a fisherman, merchant marine, & captain of the F/Vs Kiska and Candida Dawn C. Rocky was a bear hunter and subsistence provider. He was born to Ralph and Florence Christiansen of Old Harbor on November 21, 1954. He was raised by his grandparents … Continued

Richard Simeonoff, Sr.

Richard Simeonoff Sr., 81, passed away on January 23, 2014 at Copper Village Senior Center in Mesa, Arizona. Richard was born February 24, 1933 on Woody Island, Alaska. He lived on the island and attended school there until the attack on the Aleutians in 1942 during World War II, at which time the only teacher … Continued

Vivian Ann Beukers

Vivian Ann Beukers, 80, passed away peacefully at home after a courageous fight with cancer on Friday, October 11, 2013 in Lynnwood, Washington. Vivian was born in Unga, Alaska on February 20, 1933 to Margaret Hubley- Pagano and Michael Angelo Pagano, the youngest of six children.  Vivian is survived by her husband of 60 years, … Continued

CSM Franklin Delano Davis

CSM Franklin Delano Davis, 78 went to be with the Lord, peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Frank was a decorated veteran who served the United States Army proudly. He fought in the Korean War and the Vietnam war. He later retired in 1986 at Ft. Eustis, Virginia as the … Continued

Patrick (Paddy) Mullan, Sr.

Patrick (Paddy) Mullan Sr. 89, passed away March 19, 2013 at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center with loved ones at his side. Paddy was born in the village of Afognak in June 1923 to Barney and Alexandra Mullan. There he attended elementary school through 8th grade. When thinking of Paddy, the one word that comes … Continued

Earl Skura, Jr.

Sterling resident Earl Skura, 46, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 in Soldotna. A celebration of his life will be held at noon today, Monday, March 4, 2013 at the residence of Hilda Young, 36600 Moser Road, Soldotna. Please call Hilda at 394-8836 for more information and directions. Mr. Skura was born July 20, 1966 in … Continued

Zack Edward Boskofsky

Zack Edward Boskofsky, 60, passed away peacefully at home on February 23, 2013 surrounded by his family. Zack was born in Kodiak on September 8, 1952. He was raised in Ouzinkie and moved to Anchorage to raise a family. Zack was a member of the Russian Orthodox faith. He enjoyed fishing, basketball and bingo. He … Continued

Marie Humphreys

Pine Mountain Lake resident Marie Humphreys died Feb. 15 in Groveland. She was 74. Mrs. Humphreys was born and raised in Kodiak, Alaska, to Oscar Alf Nelson and Alexandria (Gregoroff) Nelson. She was the youngest of eight children. She met Bill Humphreys in 1956, and they married in 1957 in Mountain View. They resided in … Continued

Thelma Jean Tunohun

Anchorage resident, Thelma Jean Tunohun, 57 died February 13, 2013 at Alaska Native Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held 12 Noon Saturday at St Innocent Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 400 Turpin, Anchorage with Father Archpriest John Zabinko officiating. A viewing will be held from 11 am until Noon at the church. Burial will follow the … Continued