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In Memory

Dennis Marascola

Dennis Marascola

Dennis Marascola

October 9, 1949 - October 29, 2016

Long time Alaska resident Dennis Guy Marascola, 67, passed away on Oct. 29, 2016, at his home in Anchorage, Alaska.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral, located at 3900 Wisconsin St., Anchorage, AK 99519, at 12:30 p.m.; all are welcome.

Dennis was born on Oct. 9, 1949, in Pueblo, Colo., where he spent his early years. Dennis graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1967, and earned an AS in Electronics Technology from University of Southern Colorado in 1969. Dennis moved to Alaska in 1977, where he started a lifelong career working for various oil and oilfield service companies as an Instrumentation Technician. After close to a 40-year tenure on Alaska's North Slope, Dennis planned to retire from Alyeska Pipeline Service Company in 2017.

Riding on his motorcycles, Dennis loved to feel the wind in his face anywhere the road would take him. On his time off of work, Dennis loved spending afternoons at the Captain Cook Athletic Club, spending quality time over coffee with close friends and sailing the open waters -specifically the parts around Seward's Resurrection Bay. Dennis was a former private pilot, and his most recent passion was to build and fly remote control drones.

Dennis is preceded in death by his father, Guy Marascola. He is survived by his wife, Irina; his mother, Mary; and his son, Evan; his brother, Robert and wife Cindy; brother, David and wife Michelle; brother, Mark; stepdaughters, Tatiana and Alla; his three grandchildren; and his numerous nieces and nephews.

Dennis was a kind, loving and selfless man who would give to anyone in need, without hesitation or reservation. He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Pallbearers will be: Douglas Bonito, Frederick Hahn, Evan Nickel, Mark Marascola, Bobby Marascola and Bob Hurly, and Honorary Pallbearer, Kip Absher. - See more at: Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Friday November 4th, 2016

At Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral
3900 Wisconsin St.
Anchorage, AK 99517

Visitation will begin at 12:00
The service will begin at 13:00
A reception will follow in the Parish Hall (Guadalupe lounge)

All are welcome to attend, feel free to bring food or beverages to the reception hall

Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Nov. 3, 2016

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11/02/16 07:58 AM #1    

Mike Smulski

I'm really sorry to hear this. Dennis was a great guy and I will miss him for sure. I sure enjoyed his great sense of humor and his - "failure to take alyeska management seriously" - to put a PC spin on it. It was truly my pleasure and honor to have known him.


Go with God, piasan.

11/02/16 06:21 PM #2    

June Vernoy


Dennis, so sorry to here you are gone.  You and Bob Creech were the two who stepped up and helped with our adopt a family project when I was at Pump Station 1.  Also, one of my favorite memories at PS1 was when you were actually left speechless while you and fellow crew members were trying to best each other on who could eat the hottest of the hot!  Unfortunately, you lost that one but I'll always remember you being speechless with tears running down your face.  Rest in peace my dear coworker.



11/03/16 07:42 AM #3    

Andy Postishek

Dennis was truly one of a kind, he could always be counted on to provide his perspective on the world around him. Enjoyed working with him in the "90s at PS 01.


11/04/16 11:34 AM #4    

Linda Powell

I am sorry to hear this news.  I met Dennis during his first shift on the Pipeline.  We were making one of the Pipeline People TV commercials and he posed by MP 0 for us.  I'm sure a lot of people will miss him.  

01/29/17 04:09 PM #5    

Vol Williams

I loved Dennis like a brother. When he first came to PS01 we hit it off immediately. He was the best intrument tech and electrician I have ever known. He taught me how to read electrical prints and many other skills I have carried through my career. I loved going over to his house to eat because he loved to cook. I was the first to start a two & two schedule at PS01 about the time my wife and I had our first child. Dennis would always be available to her when I was gone. I remember once there was a chinook in Anchorage that blew a large birch tree down across our fence and into the neighbor's yard. She called Dennis and he brought his chainsaw over. Not only did he cut the tree off the fence, but cut it up into firewood and stacked it for her too. When my family moved down to the Spokane area, we decided to get horses. I was asking him at work about how I could run electricity out to the sheds I wanted to build. He surprised us by flying down on his own and showed up with his tools. We went out to by all of the cable, breakers, box and other material and he and I installed everything in a couple of days. All he would take in return was my wife's cooking and a day out hitting garage sales. He would give you the shirt off his back if you asked. He had the biggest heart of anyone I know. It's a real shame the company treated him so badly.

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