Lifelong Kenai resident and Alaska Native Gregg Allan Ivanoff died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at his home in Kenai from a heart attack. He was 38.
A viewing will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church. Father Thomas Andrew will officiate. Pallbearers will be Danny Eide, Donny Eide, Raymond Ivanoff, Zane Peterson, Hans Roehl, Rick Enfield, Ed Salazar and Bud Baun. Arnold Oskolkoff will carry the cross to the cemetery. Burial will be in the Russian Orthodox Cemetery.
A service of tribute will follow the burial at the Moose Lodge by Ritual Staff. Following the tribute, there will be a celebration of life at the Moose Lodge.
Mr. Ivanoff was born Aug. 24, 1965, in Anchorage. He attended school in Kenai and graduated in 1983 from Kenai Central High School. He was self-employed in the janitorial business.
Mr. Ivanoff was a member of the American Legion, Russian Orthodox Church, Moose Lodge and also a Cook Inlet Region Inc. and Kenai Natives Association Inc. shareholder. He enjoyed hockey, Oakland Raiders football, working on cars, remodeling his house and spending time with his two sons.
"He was a dedicated father and son, a loving brother and generous uncle. He was always willing to help a friend," his family said.
Mr. Ivanoff was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Ivanoff, uncle, Daniel Ivanoff, and grandfather, Deacon Alexander Ivanoff.
He is survived by his mother, Roberta Ivanoff of Kenai; sons, Christophor Allan Ivanoff of Roseburg, Ore., and Gavan Adan Ivanoff of Aztec, N.M.; daughter, Sonja "Jay" Pina of Kenai; sister and brother-in-law, Melinda and George Wright of Juneau; nieces, Kynde Baun and Kami Wright, both of Juneau; nephew, Bud Baun of Wasilla; uncle and aunt, Jake and Carmen Ivanoff of Kenai; aunt, Polly Conaway of Kenai; special friend, Patty Wheeler of Kenai; and numerous cousins.
Memorial donations may be sent in his name to the Moose Family Center, Building Fund, 12516 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai, AK 99611.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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