Soldotna resident Harold James John Sipary died near Hope on Wednesday, May 2, 2001. He was 44.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Soldotna. Father Thomas Gallagher will officiate. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage. Archbishop Francis T. Hurley and Father Thomas Gallagher will officiate. Burial will be in the Copper Valley Catholic Cemetary in Glennallen on Wednesday.
Mr. Sipary was born on Oct. 7, 1956, in Anchorage and lived his whole life in Alaska. He graduated from Glennallen High School. Mr. Sipary lived in Glennallen for 33 years and Soldotna for 11.
He was employed by the oilfield industry for 20 years and was working for Peak Oilfield Services at his time of death. He was a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Soldotna. His interests included hunting, fishing, basketball and spending time with his family and nephews.
"Our beloved son, brother, uncle and most of all friend, yu could not pass one in need without extending a warm hand or a touching smile. God has born you up in the palm of his hand and laid you gently to rest among the angels. Until we meet again our brother, our friend," his family wrote.
He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Pius Sipary, and brothers Anthony Regis Sipary Jr., and Daniel "Doots" Sipary.
Mr. Sipary is survived by his mother, Rita Monica Sipary, of Soldotna; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth (Sipary) and Mark Kruzick; brothers, Simeon and Charles Sipary of Soldotna; nephews Daniel Regis Sipary and Matthew, Corinne, Christopher and Vincent Kruzick; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and relatives throughout the state too numerous to mention.
Memorial donations may be made to the Copper Valley School Association, 171 Cara Loop, Anchorage, AK 99515.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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