Paul J. Oskolkoff
Aug. 6, 1942-Nov. 9, 2015
Homer resident Mr. Paul James Oskolkoff, 73, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at The Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church in Ninilchik on Church Road. Father Victor Nick will be officiating. Paul will be buried following the services at the Orthodox Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Aaron Oskolokoff, Greg Encelewski, Dan Leman, Erik Kvasnikoff, Rubin Demedoff and Joe Linden.
Mr. Oskolkoff was born Aug. 6, 1942, in Ninilchik. He graduated high school and soon after joined the U.S. Navy where he served in the Vietnam War. Paul has lived in Anchorage, Kodiak, Ninilchik and most recently lived in Homer. He was a fisherman for most of his adult life. Paul was a member of the American Legion Roll of Honor and a Silver Leader in the Community Club. He worked with wood, building graveyard crosses, furniture and sheds. Politics were of great interest to Paul.
His family wrote, “Paul was a spiritual man who believed in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. He loved to read about history, especially presidential history and wars. He enjoyed politics and a good debate about his favorite politicians. His most favorite thing in life was his children and granddaughters. He loved his family very much and was so proud of his eight granddaughters.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers.
He is survived by his aunt, Mae Demidoff of Ninilchik; sisters, Salma Leman of Ninilchik and Louise Sambon of Anchorage; daughter, Nadia Oskolkoff of Los Gatos, Calif.; sons, James Canoose of Seattle, Wash., Anthony Oskolkoff of Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Aaron Oskolkoff of Santa Cruz, Calif.; granddaughters, Shelbi Oskolkoff of San Jose, Calif., Kaslyn Oskolkoff of Lake Havasu, Katerina Oskolkoff of Lake Havasu, Mackenzi Oskolkoff of San Jose, Alexandra Oskolkoff of Lake Havasu, Anastasia Oskolkoff of Santa Cruz, Savannah Oskolkoff of Santa Cruz and Natasha Oskolkoff of Santa Cruz; and extended family from Ninilchik.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Paul to The Transfiguration of our Lord Russian Orthodox Church on Church Road in Ninilchik.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please sign Paul’s online guestbook at AlaskanFuneral.com.