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In Memory

David Blosser

David R Blosser
June 10, 1947 - August 20, 1985

David Blosser was born on June 10, 1947. David served in the U.S. Army and fought in the Vietnam war.  

David was an eight year employee of Alyeska Pipeline.  He passed away on August 20, 1985, in a crash of a chartered twin-egine Lear 24-D jet operated by ERA on an Alyeska Charter.  He was bringing equipment to a pump station near Gulkana. The plane departed Anchorage at 1:30 am.  When it didn't arrive, a search was lanched and the plane was found, crashed 7 miles north of the remote airstrip, without explation of how it got off course. 

David was 38 years old and survived by his ex-wife, his girlfriend, and his two children, Sharon Elizabeth (age 13) and David Rhys (age 10).

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02/10/15 05:55 PM #1    

John Ballard

And he is still missed. I remember being at work and being told that Dave was gone. I went in the other room and got teary eyed.

02/11/15 07:05 AM #2    

David Blosser

Thank you for your comment, John.

I only had a glancing ten years with Big Dave, as we called him (and still do) in our family.  I have nothing but fond thoughts of my father, having been patient, pensive, and rather sage for his young age at the time of passing.

We never spent time together doing the mundane or trivial.  Scarcely would we watch TV, play video games, or visit the zoo.  Rather, our weekends were filled with drag racing and learning new aerial maneuvers at Merrill Field.  Times were different in the early 80s, and I reckon they don't let kids sit in the proverbial driver's seat anymore...........but I can remember my first touch & go like it was yesterday.  I believe I am still the only nine year old to run an 11 second quarter mile at the old Palmer Race Way, too.


None among us can reflect for even a moment without growing teary eyed.........and it is a badge of honor beyond the testament.  

05/22/17 06:09 AM #3    

Howard Echo-Hawk

He was a good man.

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