Homer Alaska - Obituaries

Story last updated at 2:08 PM on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Alexander Moonin


Alexander Moonin

Sept. 11, 1920 - May 30, 2012

Lifelong Alaska resident Alexander Moonin passed away at home among family, May 30, 2012. He was 91 years old.

Funeral Services were held June 4, 2012, at St. Herman Russian Orthodox Church in Port Graham. Father Sergei Active conducted the funeral service. Alexander was buried in the Port Graham Cemetery. Pallbearers included: Harvey Meganak, Dale Malchoff, Joe Tabios, Bob Morrison, Frank Berestoff Jr., Michael Tabios, and Arthur Moonin.

Mr. Moonin was born Sept. 11, 1920, to Mike and Jessie (Kamluck) Moonin and lived in Nanwalek and Port Graham. He worked at the cannery and retired from commercial fishing in 1988.

Alex to most was known as Aleck, Uncle Alex, or Saska. He was a friend to all and a smile was never far from his face. He brought joy to those around him with his wit and mischievous nature. Uppa will be missed by his immediate and extended family. He lived the traditional Suqpiaq lifestyle and made trips Up the Bay to get his own salmon into his early 80s. He was a respected elder and member of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Mr. Moonin was preceded in death by his children Larry, Sperry and Susan Moonin; and is buried near his wife of 59 years Margaret Moonin.

He is survived by daughters Clara Moonin of Seldovia, Ella Moonin of Kodiak and son Ben Moonin of Seattle. He had a total of 13 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren (with one more on the way).

Arrangements were made by the Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.