Lifelong Alaskan Cecil Demidoff died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care in Homer. He was 82.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church in Ninilchik. Burial followed at the church cemetery. A reception followed the burial at the family's home.
Mr. Demidoff was born Dec. 26, 1925, to Alex and Effie Demidoff. He was a devout member of the Russian Orthodox Church and was appointed as a Starosta and reader. He also loved building, commercial fishing and doing projects outside.
"Cecil was a compassionate family man and a fisherman at heart. He was loving, strong in character and sensitive to the needs of other. Cecil shared his many thoughtful ways of caring through his joy of sharing good times with his friends, his love for his church and dedication to his family," his family said. "He is remembered by his family for the many ways he enjoyed expressing love and devotion to his wife, best friend and childhood sweetheart. Their special relationship together took them on many adventures through life."
Mr. Demidoff was preceded in death by his son, Adam Michael Demidoff.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mae Demidoff; daughters, Mary Stokes and her husband, Peter, Cecilia Blattler and her husband, Shane, and Effie Taeschner and her husband, Kip; son, Rueben Demidoff; grandchildren, Sarah Stokes, Luke Stokes, Laura Paul, Zachary and Alexandra Liszka, Jade Blattler, Emelie and Ivan Demidoff and Natalia, Sophia and Adam Taeschner; and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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