Leslie Paneok

                    September 16, 1940  -  March 2, 2013

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On Saturday March 2, 2013, Leslie Ernest Paneok, 72, passed away at Alaska Regional Hospital at around 6:30 p.m. The family thanks everyone for sending them prayers.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Covenant Church, 1145 C Street in Anchorage. Viewing will be held at 12:00 p.m. Pastor Max Lopez will officiate. Pallbearers include Patrick & Lloyd Napouk, Alexie Morris, Tony, Blassi and Larry Shoogukwruk and James Ashepak. Honorary pallbearer is Gerald “Popsy” Napouk. Leslie will be laid to rest at the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery in Anchorage in the spring.

Leslie E. Paneok was born September 16, 1940 to Leslie Paneok, Sr. and Lena H. Napouk in White Mountain, Alaska. Les was the youngest of his brothers, Aaron and Ralph Paneok and his sisters, Mildred M. Oyoumick and Norma J. Harvey. He graduated from Mt. Edgecumbe High School in 1958. His most memorable work was at YKHC as the Supervisor of the cafeteria for many years. He had such a strong character, people still mention today, “He was my best boss!” also, “My number 1 cookie” says Emma Moses.

Les Paneok, a loving husband, brother, father and uncle to many nephews and nieces, our favorite cousin and our best friend. He loved fishing, hunting and berry picking. He went fishing every year – even in poor health. He went moose hunting every year when we lived in Bethel. His favorite time of the year was the berry picking season. There are so many good times and stories to go with every season.

Les was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Paneok, Sr. and Lena Napouk; brothers, Aaron and Ralph Paneok; and sister, Norma Harvey.

He leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Mollie Paneok; sister, Mildred Oyoumick; daughter, Judy Sellens; and son, Peter Paneok. He also leaves behind many good relatives who love him; cousins, Gerald “Popsy” Napouk and his family, Tony Shoogukwruk and all of his children; niece, Eileen Bartholomew and her daughters and sons; he also leaves behind his best friends, and best friends still, Alexie Morris and Sam Moses, Sr., who has been so good to him; and many relatives and friends from up and down the Kuskokwin and White Mountain.

Arrangements were cared for by the Anchorage Funeral Home. Please visit Leslie’s obituary and online guestbook at www.AlaskanFuneral.com




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Born: September 16, 1940

Place of Birth: White Mountain, AK

Death: March 2, 2013

Place of Death: Anchorage, AK


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Peninsula Memorial Chapel