James Carl Hunsicker
James Carl Hunsicker, 57, director
of operations and maintenance for MatSu schools, died Aug. 30 at the Valley
Hospital in Palmer. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the
Wasilla Stake Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, on Bogard
Road with the Bishop Merelyn Shreeve officiating. A visitation will be held from
5 to 8 p.m. today at the church.
Mr. Hunsicker was born May 28, 1931, in Arbor, N.J. He moved to Alaska in 1969,
and lived in Willow the past 10 years. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in
1972 as a chief master sergeant after 21 years of service with the 21st Civil
Engineer Squadron. Mr. Hunsicker then worked as a civilian employee in Galena
for a short while before working as facility plant manager at Elmendorf Air
Force Base Hospital. In 1979 he went to work for the Matanuska Susitna Borough
School District as director of operations and maintenance. He was also the MatSu
Valley agent for Fred's Bail Bonding.
Mr. Hunsicker was an elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
where he was active in the primary organization. He enjoyed spending time with
his children and grandchildren, and for the past 20 years he was active with the
Boy Scouts of America cubbing program. He was active in the Willow Area Civil
Organization and was a member of the Ancient Scottish Rite of Masons and the
Paws and Laws Square Dance Club.
He leaves his wife, Patricia, of Willow; his son, Carl, of Kansas City, Mo.; his
daughters, Gretchen Glick, of Anchorage, Richelle and Michelle, of Willow, and
Deanna Schachle, of Big Lake; his brothers, George, of New Jersey, and Lloyd, in
the Lower 48.
A private graveside service with full military honors will be held next week at
Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Pallbearers will include James Tracy, Guy
Derry, Jeff Wadman, Forrest Richey, Neal Sullivan, Bev Morris, Alan Cook and
Robb Schachle. Memorials may be sent to the Bear Paw District of the Western
Alaska Boy Scout Council. Service arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial
Source: Anchorage Daily News, September