Nikiski resident and Alaska Native David Trenton died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 66.
A viewing and panikhida service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai. Father Thomas Andrew will officiate. Burial will follow at the Monfor Cemetery. A reception will follow the burial at Tyotkas. Pallbearers will be Gene Trenton, Roy Trenton, David Kroto, Justin Trenton, Brian Trenton, Ted Kroto Sr., Jason Murray, Kevin Trenton and Virgil McCord Jr. The honorary pallbearer will be Freddy Trenton.
Mr. Trenton was born April 27, 1939, in Tyonek. He worked as a commercial fisherman, heavy equipment operator and oilfield worker, living in Tyonek and Sitka. He retired from BIA road in 1988.
Mr. Trenton was past president of he Native Village of Tyonek and a member of the Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, visiting with friends and relatives and walks on the beach.
“He will always be remembered by his quirky sense of humor. Before his disability, he loved to take the family sport fishing, hunting and on picnics. His favorite times were when he was with family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren,” his family wrote.
Mr. Trenton was preceded in death by his daughter, B.K.; grandsons, Ted Jr. and Adam; and parents, Leo and Katherine Trenton.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Virginia Trenton of Nikiski; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Jason Murray; sons, Eugene, Roy and Harry “Freddy” Trenton, all of Nikiski; son-in-law, Ted Kroto Sr. of Anchorage; granddaughters, Marjorie Trenton of Nikiski, Vanessa Kroto of Wasilla, Adrianna Trenton and Ivory Trenton of Nikiski, Anastasia Trenton of Wyoming, Dyann Wik of Nikiski, and Sherrie and Sara Murray of Nikiski; grandsons, David Kroto of Anchorage and Justin Trenton of Nikiski; great-grandchildren, Rachel and Joyce Trenton of Nikiski; Rain Kroto of Wasilla, Brandon and Lillian Kroto of Soldotna; and numerous other family members and friends throughout Alaska and the Lower 48.
Memorial donations may be sent to Virginia Trenton, P.O. Box 8658, Nikiski, AK 99635.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel
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