James F. Bartos


Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2005


  James F. Bartos

James F. Bartos

Kenai resident and Alaska Native James F. Bartos died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at his home. He was 53.

Private family services will be held in Anchorage.

Mr. Bartos was born July 21, 1952, in Fairbanks. He attended Kenai Central High School and Kenai Peninsula Community College. He worked as an operator on the North Slope and as a cook at his family's restaurant, Brower's Caf, in Barrow. He was a shareholder in Kenai Native Association and Cook Inlet Region Inc.

As a young man, he spent many summers fishing the family's setnet sites in North Kenai and bowhead whaling on his grandfather's crew in Barrow.

"He was very proud of his service to his country in the 1970s, serving in the United States Marine Corps, " his family said.

Mr. Bartos was preceded in death by his parents, Mattie Brower Bartos and Henry S. Bartos; and brother, Joe T. Bartos.

He is survived by his sisters, Katherine Lee of Anchorage and Henia Minium and her husband, Duke, of Nikiski; nephews, Henry Lee and wife, Jacqueline, of Anchorage and Matthew Minium of Nikiski; niece, Alie Minium of Nikiski; and grand-niece, Kandus Lee of Anchorage.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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