John S. Pittsenbargar


Posted: Monday, July 11, 2005




Wasilla and former Kenai resident John Scott Pittsenbargar died Thursday, July 7, 2005, at Valley Hospital in Palmer from malignant melanoma. He was 40.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Valley Funeral Home in Wasilla.

Mr. Pittsenbargar was born Sept. 3, 1964 in Rangely, Colo. He became an Alaska resident in 1982 and lived in Anchorage, Kenai and Wasilla.

He worked with masonry crews in Colorado, in masonry and scaffolding in Las Vegas, and at ASRC at Alpine since January of 2001. He received a SHARP award through Alpine and was nominated for various safety awards. His special interests were riding his four-wheeler, going camping with his family and spending time with his pets.

"John grew up in Colorado and worked in masonry until moving to Alaska in 1982. He worked for masonry companies and was a member of the Laborer's Union in Kenai, Las Vegas and Anchorage. In 2001 he began work at Alpine. He worked as a scaffold foreman and was a pump operator and engineer for the Alpine Fire Rescue Team. He enjoyed his work as a safety leader and was well liked by his Alpine family. He lived in Wasilla with Julie, the love of his life, and enjoyed good times on his four-wheeler, camping, fishing and loved his extended family and friends in Colorado and throughout Alaska," his family said.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Butch Pittsenbargar.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Pittsenbargar of Wasilla; children, Matthew and Vanessa of Wasilla; father, John Pittsenbargar of Vernal, Utah; mother, Connie Williams of Anchorage; sister, Vicki Fruichantie of Kenai; nieces Amanda and Mariah of Kenai and Lisa Nutter of Tacoma, Wash.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Flowers are welcome.

Arrangements were made by Valley Funeral Home in Wasilla.

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