Sgt. James Worster
Sgt. James Worster died of natural causes in Baghdad, Iraq on Monday, Sept. 18, 2006. He was 24.
Services for Sgt. Worster will be held Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at Southern Lights Chapel on Fort Wainwright with visitation from 3 to 5 p.m. and a services at 5 p.m. officiated by Chaplain Lt. Col. David Neetz. Pallbearers will be members of his extensive Army family. There will be a reception immediately following the services at the Fairbanks Moose Lodge 98 on 10th Ave.
Sgt. Worster was born in Fargo, N.D., on March 30, 1982, and moved with his parents, Richard and Donna Malcom, to Fairbanks in June 1989. In 1994 the family bought a home in North Pole and he attended North Pole Middle and High School, where he graduated in May 2000.
He was a member of the VFW Post No. 10029 in North Pole. He died in service to his country with the Army’s 10th Command Support Hospital, where he was a medic. He served in the Army since October 2002.
“Though James did not regularly attend church services he had a very strong faith in God and a very strong love of country. James lived life to the fullest, raising his son and being a wonderful son himself. He loved racing his Mustang and making her run like a top. Pursuing his dreams took him to the Army where he learned to save lives and truly believed he was making a difference. His beautiful smile and endearing personality would brighten any day and for all of those who knew him, he was a beacon of light, and will forever be remembered and loved,” his family said.
Sgt. Worster was preceded in death by his father, Richard Malcom; and grandmother, Ethel Malcom, both in 2000.
He is survived by his 3-year-old son, Trevor James Worster, and wife, Brandy Kusinski, both of Fountain, Colo.; mother and stepfather, Donna and Burleigh Thornton; brothers, Jack Allen and Josh Malcom, and sister, Joy Malcom, all of North Pole; grandparents, Charles and Clarissa Conn of Kenai; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins across the country.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a trust fund for his son, Trevor, at any Alaska USA Federal Credit Union branch.
Arrangements were made by Fairbanks Funeral Home and Crematory.
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