Lifelong Alaskan and Sterling resident Jonathon W. Liebenthal, 58, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, on the Monopod platform in Cook Inlet from natural causes.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church in Ninilchik. A viewing was held prior to services at the church. Burial followed the funeral in the church cemetery. Archpriest Thomas Andrew officiated. Pallbearers were Damian Collum, Nathon Stonecipher, Torvald Hansen, Dexter Ogle, David Bear and Dan Leman.
Jon was born Dec. 12, 1955, in Homer. He was educated in aerial mechanics, certified in welding and did sawmill homesteading. He had lived in Ninilchik, Anchor Point, Homer and most recently in Sterling. He was working for Hilcorp when he passed away.
Jon was a member of the Russian Orthodox Church.
“He was the most giving man anyone knew,” his family wrote.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Susie Liebenthal, and several brothers and sisters.
Jon is survived by his ex-wife, Sheri Liebenthal of Ninilchik; son and daughter-in-law, Nathon and Crystal Stonecipher of Kenai; daughter, Tiffany of Ninilchik; daughter-in-law, Sahar Stonecipher of Soldotna; grandsons, Ashton Stonecipher and Jaxson Millage, both of Soldotna, and Damian Collum of Fort Greely; granddaughter, Isabella Collum of Sterling; nieces, Raymie Hamann, Mara Stephen, and Erin Clemens, all of Anchorage; aunt, Mae Demidoff, of Ninilchik; brother, Dexter Ogle, of Homer; and sisters-in-law, Jamie Leman and family and Tammy Bear and family, all of Ninilchik.
Memorial donations and condolences may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 39368, Ninilchik, AK 99639.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.