Nikolaevsk resident Wayne Edward Roberts died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. He was 72.
A celebration of life will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Anchor Point Senior Center.
Mr. Roberts was born in Ft. Smith, Ark., on Sept. 27, 1928. His family moved to California when he was a child. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict.
Mr. Roberts lived in Anchorage beginning in 1984, and he and his wife, Annitta Roberts, moved to Nikolaevsk in August 1997.
He dearly loved fishing, singing country songs, playing the guitar, gardening, people, and was involved in the Anchor Point Senior Center. He also helped to rescue birds and had a great love for the outdoors and all living things.
"He loved the many parrots and birds that he helped to rescue. The last few years Wayne loved to feed the wild birds and would spend hours watching them. Wayne loved living in Nikolaevsk and never tired of the many visitors from the community who came to the house," the family said.
He was also a member of the Local Laborer's Union Local 942.
"He will be dearly missed among his large family and many friends, especially among the residents of Nikolaevsk. In God's hands he now rests," his family said.
He is survived by his wife, Annitta Roberts, of Nikolaevsk; daughter Dawn Cotner; granddaughters Tara and Valeria Parish and grandson John Wayne Cotner of Anchorage; brother Joseph Roberts of Sacramento, Calif.; stepchildren David Kratsas of Kaizer, Ore., Shannon Makinson of Florida, Derek Jokay and Julia Volz of Anchorage; and 11 step-grandchildren.
Donations in his name may be sent to the Anchor Point Senior Center, P.O. Box 435, Anchor Point, AK 99556, for he had many hours of enjoyment among his many friends there.
Arrangements were made by Homer Funeral Home.
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