Longtime Alaskan and Homer resident Michael Dobryanow, 94, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care in Homer.
No services are planned. His ashes will be scattered at the end of the railroad line in Salt Lake City, Utah, in accordance to his wishes.
Michael was born Aug. 23, 1918, in Kenosha, Wis. He did not finish high school but was self educated and did complete many college courses. He worked as a pinsetter in a bowling alley as a teenager. Michael also served in the Civilian Conservation Corps during World War II. He later worked as a machinist for American Motors in Kenosha, Wis., and as a machinist in Long Beach, Calif.
He moved to Alaska in 1964 and worked for the Anchorage School District as the maintenance supervisor. He moved to Anchor Point and eventually settled in Homer.
Michael was Volunteer of the Month in 1994 for the Homer Senior Citizens. He enjoyed traveling and playing billiards. He was an avid storyteller and loved poetry.
He will be missed by his many friends in Homer.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Agatha Dobryanow; son, Michael; sisters, Olga and Vera, and his ex-wife, Eleanor.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Lee and Gordon Forcier of Annandale, Minn.; and son, Tim Dobryanow of Anchorage.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.