Bethel & Kusilvak
Census Areas


Jason Orlando Erwin Kameroff
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.
Jason 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, 1948
Bethel Census Area
Alaska, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 2010
Alaska, USA
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.
Leo was 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 River.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Nancy Morgan; grandparents, Michael and Agnes Passamika and George and Mary Josephine Morgan.
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; Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel

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