Longtime Kenai and Anchorage resident Paul M. Vozar died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Providence Hospital Alaska due to complications from a routine out-patient colonoscopy. He was 70.
Mr. Vozar was born June 28, 1934, in Barnsboro, Pa. He was a resident of Michigan before moving to Alaska in 1967.
A funeral Mass will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on Huffman Road in Anchorage. Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. He will be interred in the spring at Angelus Memorial Cemetery, next to his mother, Ann.
A memorial service at Our Lady of Angels in Kenai will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, with a reception to follow.
Mr. Vozar was a construction worker in the Bush on state schools in 1968, worked at Prudhoe Bay and was a real estate developer, broker and building contractor for many years.
Mr. Vozar and his wife, Sandra, commuted between Anchorage and Kenai since 1974, and owned and operated the Old Town Village Restaurant since 1996.
"Every night prior to getting in bed, Paul got on his knees and said his prayers. Once in bed, he would plan his next day projects he wanted to complete. His goal was to be productive each and every day. He measured a man by his accomplishments. However, now his wife has lots of projects to complete," his family said.
Mr. Vozar enjoyed building, running heavy equipment, fishing the Kenai, playing with his grandchildren, talking with old friends, listening to Rush Limbaugh and hanging out with his dog, Ginger.
Mr. Vozar was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Componation, and father, Louis Vozar Sr.
He is survived by wife of 34 years, Sandra J. Vozar; children, Paul M. Vozar Jr. and wife, Jana, of Irving, Texas, and Kathy M. Ax and husband, Ronald, of Wasilla; grandchildren, Lucas Tyler Ax and Lauren Jean Ax of Wasilla and Jennifer and John Serian of Irving; brother and sister, Charles Vozar and Irene Nowak of Michigan; sister, Christine Lickfelt of Florida; nieces and nephews, Charlene, Daniel and Charles Vozar, Carol, Brittany and Brenna Tolly, Sandra Borg and Michelle Wallace and many nieces and nephews throughout Michigan; goddaughter, Amber Belmonte of California; and many friends from Homer to Fairbanks.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to Hospice of Anchorage.
Arrangements were made by Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Anchorage.
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