Kasilof resident Tony J. Correia died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at Heritage Place in Soldotna from complications of a stroke. He was 77.
At his request, no services are planned.
Mr. Correia was born Nov. 5, 1925, in Twitchell Island, Calif. He was educated in Rio Vista, Calif. Mr. Correia was a radar operator for the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. He enlisted on June 12, 1943, and was honorably discharged on Dec. 11, 1945.
Mr. Correia moved to Anchorage in 1952 and homesteaded in Cohoe in 1954. He lived on his homestead until he died. Mr. Correia worked as an ironworker until he retired in 1978. He was also a commercial fisher, fishing for salmon, halibut, herring and crab until he retired in 1995. He owned and operated the Decanter Inn and helped develop ice racing on the Kenai Peninsula during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Mr. Correia was a charter member of the Ironworkers Local No. 751 in Anchorage.
He enjoyed commercial fishing, gardening and traveling, especially to his parents' birthplace on Madeira Island, Portugal, his family said.
Mr. Correia is survived by his wife of 25 years, Acy of Kasilof; son, Bobby Correia and his wife Liz of Kasilof; daughter, Sharon Jean Knowlton and her husband Bob of Kasilof; sisters, Mary Fortunato and her husband Mike of Florida and Marge Vick and her husband Don of California; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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