Richard Warren Craig Chernikoff
Richard Warren Craig Chernikoff died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at Central Peninsula
General Hospital. He was 9 months old.
A viewing will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at
Peninsula Grace Brethren Church in Soldotna, followed by funeral services at 11
a.m. Pastor Chuck Thornton will officiate. Burial will be in Egegik.
Richard was born March 25, 2002, in Soldotna.
"Our beloved and cherished son, Richard, was
only here for nine months. He already has left an impression on us for a
lifetime. He will be loved and remembered in our hearts forever. He loved to
play with his brothers, Jason and Anthony, and enjoyed letting his sister,
Jamie, terrorize him. He loved playing with his toys and chasing his bottle. We
will remember his loving smile and his laughter. He left beautiful moments in
our minds and will always be carried on in our hearts. We love you Richard," his
He is survived by his parents, Jessica and
Craig Chernikoff; brothers, Jason Alto and Anthony Chernikoff; sister, Jamie
Chernikoff; grandparents, Richard and Roberta Alto; great-grandmother, Mae Batt;
uncles, Justin Alto, Augie Alto and Ben Chernikoff; aunts, Elizabeth Vance, Lois
Smith and Rosa Alto; and many other family members.
Memorial donations may be sent to the family at
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial
Source: Peninsula Clarion, January 10, 2003