Boris Marchuk passed away in Anchorage , September 15, 2009, after undergoing heart surgery. He was the first born son of Nick and Lydia Marchuk of Delta Junction. He was born in Trenton , NJ on March 9, 1955. The family moved from Pennsylvania to Delta Junction in August 1965. Boris went to school in Delta graduating from Delta High School in 1974. After graduation he went to Yakima , WA where he learned to operate heavy equipment. Returning to Alaska he joined the Operators Union 302 retiring from there in 2007. He worked many places in Alaska working as an operator on heavy equipment for road construction, the pipeline and the State of Alaska .
Many will have fond memories of Boris and his love of the outdoors. He owned a boat and enjoyed using it. Giving what some considered to be scary rides. He enjoyed fishing and was known to know all the good spots. Want a good fish story; well he knew some good ones. He really enjoyed going to Chitna and driving the boat while everyone else fished.
Although only having 3 nieces and 2 nephews he was and honorary uncle to many more who referred to him affectionately as Uncle Bo. His brothers married sisters whose sisters also thought of him as their brother in law. So although his family might have been small he was a favorite of a much larger honorary family.
Although many thought him gruff and his appearance a little intimidating Boris was willing to help when needed. He especially enjoyed helping if it involved being able to use his skidster. He had a generous heart and helped many that needed help.
Boris leaves behind his parents Nick and Lydia Marchuk, his daughter Heather Marchuk and her daughter his beloved granddaughter Mikayla. He leaves his brothers Walter and George their wives Cheryl and Paula, his nieces Jessica, Hanni, Erin, Lori, his great-niece Brenna and his nephew Jordon. His Aunt Vera Marchuk, cousins Peter, Paul and Nick and many other extended family members.
Boris was preceded in death by his nephew Joshua Marchuk.
Funeral services will be at 1pm at the First Baptist Church in Delta Junction on Saturday September 19th. The graveside service follow at the Delta Cemetary.