JOHN S. PITTSENBARGAR
Wasilla resident John Scott Pittsenbargar, 40, died July 7, 2005, at Valley
Hospital in Palmer, from malignant melanoma. A memorial service will be held at
3 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, at Valley Funeral Home in Wasilla. Flowers are
Mr. Pittsenbargar was born Sept. 3, 1964, in Rangely, Colo.
He became an Alaska resident in 1982, and lived in Anchorage, Kenai and
Wasilla. He worked with masonry crews in Colorado, in masonry and scaffolding in
Las Vegas, and at ASRC at Alpine since January 2001. He was a scaffold foreman
and safety leader on the Alpine Fire Rescue Team and also a pump
He received a SHARP award through Alpine, and was nominated for various
safety awards. His special interests were riding his four-wheeler, camping with
the family, and spending time with his pets.
His family wrote, "He enjoyed his work as a safety leader and was well-liked
by his Alpine family. He lived in Wasilla with Julie, the love of his life, and
enjoyed good times on his four-wheeler, camping, fishing and loved his extended
family and friends in Colorado and throughout Alaska."
He was preceded in death by a brother, Butch Pittsenbargar.
Survivors are his wife, Julie Pittsenbargar of Wasilla; children, Matthew and
Vanessa of Wasilla; father, John Pittsenbargar of Vernal, Utah; mother, Connie
Williams of Anchorage; sister, Vicki Fruichantie of Kenai; nieces, Amanda and
Mariah of Kenai; niece, Lisa Nutter of Tacoma, Wash.; and many aunts, uncles and