Story last updated at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2002

Clayton Moravec


Clayton Moravec, 44, died at his home in Homer on June 6.

A memorial service was held Saturday, June 15 at the Down East Saloon.

Born April 26, 1958 in Centralia, Wash., Mr. Moravec moved to Alaska in 1978 and lived in Anchorage before moving to Homer. He was a longliner fisherman and he loved clam digging and smoking fish.

His family said "He was hardworking all of his life, Clay was one of the best fishermen around. His friends were many. A two-minute walk on the docks of Homer, Seward, Kodiak or Dutch Harbor could turn into an hour as Clay laughed and talked about the catch. He could do everything from being a mechanic to engineering, to crewman or skippering a boat. He will be so missed by his family and friends, and deckhands and skippers alike."

He had recently worked on the Tonsina, Nuka Point, Judi B, Kilkenny, Terry Ann and many other fishing boats.

Survivors include his lifemate, Mary Naumann of Homer; a daughter, Danyel Moravec, grandson, Marceles Cook; father, Warren Benjamin Moravec; mother, Elsie Hollinger Moravec; brother, Steven Moravec; nephew, Robert Moravec,; sister, Karen Sorenson; brother, Danial Moravec and wife Beverly; nieces Jennifer and Katherine and nephew Travis Moravec; sister, Linda Moravec; and aunt, Lois Phillips, all from the Chinook area of Washington; and foster parents Jerry and Candy Benning from Long Beach, Wash.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.