April 17, 1978-June 22, 2014
Cooper Landing resident, Charles Anthony “Chuck” Voss, 36, died, June 22, 2014, in a boating accident in the Ushagak River near Pilot Point, Alaska.
A celebration of Chuck’s life was held 5 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Alaska Roadhouse Bar and Grill (The old J-Bar-B) in Kasilof. The spreading of his ashes was held 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Kenai Lake Bridge for a float down to a special place on the river. His ashes also will be spread in the Yachats and Alsea Rivers in Oregon – all three of his favorite fishing spots.
Chuck was born April 17, 1978, to Charles Robert Voss Jr. and Susie (Hardy) in Newport, Ore. He furthered his education by receiving an associates degree in culinary arts. Chuck moved to Alaska in 1997 and lived in Soldotna, Kasilof and Sterling. Most recently he worked for D & K Fisheries in Bristol Bay, and he worked at the Maverick Saloon, Sunrise Inn and Legends Lodge.
Chuck loved to go fishing and hunting, cooking, being with friends, golfing, reading books and helping others.
“Chuck was a warm and kind-hearted gentle giant of a man with a boisterous and infectious laugh who would always go out of his way to help anyone in need. He was loved by many from Oregon to Alaska and will be sorely missed,” wrote his family.
Chuck was preceded in death by the Voss and Hardy grandparents and his mother, Susie Voss. Chuck’s father, Charles Voss Jr., died a week after him.
He is survived by his brothers, Robert Voss of Albany, Ore., Ron Voss of Toledo, Ore., and Bob Voss of Tacoma, Wash.; uncles and aunts, Raymond “Skip” and Joyce Voss of Meridian, Idaho, and Larry and Mary Rone of Emmet, Idaho; cousins, Jim Rone of Olympia, Wash., Everett Rone, Rebecca Brown and Missy Rone, all of Emmet, Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews in Oregon, Idaho and Washington.
Arrangements were cared for by the Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory. Please visit Chuck’s obituary and online guestbook at www.AlaskanFuneral.com.