Jason Orlando Erwin
Birth: Jul. 22, 1988, Anchorage, Anchorage Borough, Alaska
Death: Mar. 28, 2010 Escondido, San Diego County, California
Anchorage Daily News April 8, 2010
Aniak resident Jason Orlando Erwin
Kameroff, 21, died March 28, 2010, in Escondido, Calif. A visitation was
held at the First Baptist Church. A service followed with Chaplain James
Claggett officiating. An additional service was held in Aniak.
was born July 22, 1988, in Anchorage. He graduated from Aniak High
School in 2006 and joined the U.S. Marines on June 13, 2006. He loved
the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and four-wheeling. His family wrote:
"Jason was always helping other people and would put them first before
himself. He was kind, compassionate, and caring. He spent his vacations
with family and babysitting his nieces and nephews. Although we know
Jason is in the Lord's loving embrace, he will forever be in our hearts
and memories. He will be greatly missed."
He is survived by his
brothers, Joe Kameroff Jr., Alec Kameroff and Gary Mike; sisters, April
Kameroff and Sharon Alexie; mother, Laura Crane; and father, Joe Frank
Kameroff Sr. Arrangements are with Legacy Funeral Homes and Cremation
Services, Witzleben Bragaw Chapel. Visit the online memorial at
Leo Joseph Passamika Morgan
Birth: Aug. 16,
Bethel Census Area
Death: Aug. 7, 2010
Aniak resident, Leo Joseph Morgan, 61, died Aug. 7, 2010,
of congestive heart failure.
An Anchorage service will be held at 9
a.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St. The Rev. Thomas
Gallagher will officiate. The funeral will be in Aniak at 2 p.m. Friday.
Leo will be laid to rest at his father's Native allotment.
born in a tent at Kalskag on Aug. 16, 1948. He graduated from Copper
Valley High School in 1967. A Vietnam veteran, he served in the U.S.
Navy (1967-71). He studied at UAA and worked for the state food stamp
office in Eagle River in the early 1970s, then 10 years at the Aniak
Division of Family and Youth Services. He worked for Kuskokwim Native
Association (1982-98) as executive director, then went on to become CEO
of the Alaska Native Health Board for two years.
Leo served on the
Aniak City Council, Aniak Traditional Council, St. Theresa's Catholic
Church Parish Council, Kuskokwim Unit 19 Moose Planning Committee,
Interior Rivers State Fair, 15 years on the Kuspuk School Board, and was
a founding father of The Kuskokwim Corporation, serving on the board of
directors, mostly as chairman, since 1979. He enjoyed all activities
associated with living a traditional lifestyle along the Kuskokwim
Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Nancy
Morgan; grandparents, Michael and Agnes Passamika and George and Mary
He is survived by his wife, Edith; aunties, Theresa
Parent, Maggie Nicholai, Clara Morgan, Mary Passamika, Theresa Morgan,
Winifred Pitka, Theresa Alexie, Mary Ann Vaska, and Irene Passamika;
uncle Paul Passamika; sisters, Francine and Barbara; brothers Carl
(Angie), Leonard (Nancy), Jimmy, Billy (Twinks), Walter, Nicky
(Beverly), Harry, Wayne (Martha), Bruce (Okie) and Dan (Jane) Gusauskas;
children, Robert Morgan (Helen Alexie), Michelle (Bradley) Ayers; and
grandchildren, Sean and Melissa Ward, Leo R. Morgan and Gabriel Ayers;
and many nieces, nephews and friends.
In lieu of flowers, Leo
requested donations be made in his memory to the Kuskokwim Educational
Foundation, 4300 B St., Anchorage 99503; www.kuskokwim.com. Arrangements
are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel