Nikiski resident Randy Dean Esquiro died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at his home in Nikiski. He was 44.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, at the Mount Redoubt Baptist Church, Mile 19.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski. Pastor Lee Moore will officiate.
Mr. Esquiro was born July 7, 1959, in Juneau. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1976 and served as an engine man, E-4, until he received his honorable discharge in 1979.
He lived in the Lower 48 before he relocated back to Alaska in March 1995, when he moved to Nikiski. He worked for Veco Alaska Inc., which was contracted out to Marathon Oil Co., for the past four years. Prior to that, he was employed by Offshore Systems-Kenai. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, snowmachining, spending time with his family and playing practical jokes.
"Randy was a great guy with a big heart. He loved spending time with his three children in his newly built home he bought. He was always laughing and playing jokes on friends, as well as his children. He loved his job and was a good worker. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him," his family said.
Mr. Esquiro was preceded in death by his father, Pete Esquiro.
He is survived by his daughter, Amanda Esquiro of Nikiski; sons, Jarred and Cody Esquiro, both of Nikiski; mother, Jean Williams of Springfield, Ore.; sisters, Ramona Esquiro of LaGrand, Ore., and Rebecca Esquiro of Rapid City, S.D.; brother, Rick Esquiro of Redmond, Ore.; mother of his children, Gabrielle Esquiro of Lynden, Wash.; and numerous friends and coworkers.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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