Soldotna resident and Alaska Native Joseph T. "Joe" Bartos died unexpectedly at home on Jan. 1, 2002. in Soldotna. He was 38.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Bartos was born April 5, 1963, in Soldotna. He graduated from Kenai Central High School in 1981 and furthered his education with two years of college. He worked as a truck driver and plant operator on the North Slope for many years.
Mr. Bartos was a shareholder in Salamatof Native Corporation and Cook Inlet Region Incorporated. He loved snowmachining, subsistence fishing, the outdoors and being with friends and family.
His family said, "Joe's going to be missed by all. He loved 'experimental' cooking, and we loved eating it. He was our "Iron Chef of Alaska." He loved playing with and spoiling his nieces and nephews. He had a wonderful, crazy sense of humor and made everybody smile. We love you and miss you."
Mr. Bartos was preceded in death by his mother, Mattie Brower Bartos. He is survived by his father, Henry Bartos of Soldotna; brother, James Bartos of Anchorage; sisters, Katie Lee of Anchorage and Henia Minium and her husband,
Duke, of Soldotna; nephews, Henry Lee and his wife, Jacqueline, of Anchorage and Matthew Minium of Soldotna; niece, Alie Minium of Soldotna; grand-niece, Kandus Lee of Anchorage; and many other grand-nieces and nephews and
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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