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July 1, 2022

5/6/2022 10:43:00 AM
Douglas Giossi

Long time Palmer, Alaska resident, Douglas Giossi, 67, passed away April 19, 2022, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska.

A service will be held at ACF Church located at 16620 Brooks Loop, Eagle River, Alaska at 11 A.M.  May 4, 2022.  The public visitation begins at 11 A.M., followed by a funeral service at 12 P.M.  He will be buried at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery.

Mr. Giossi was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota.   He graduated from Chisago Lakes Area High School in Lindstrom, MN in 1972.  Douglas married his high school sweetheart, Catherine, in November 1974.  He was briefly Active Duty in the U.S. Air Force and was Honorably Discharged.  Afterwards, he began working for “The Big Outdoors People” where he photographed a portraiture of Richard Buckminster Fuller and his Geodesic Domes.  This led to a professional photography career where he worked for Minneapolis-based Pro Color and was held in high esteem for his work running the Black and White Department.  He also started Doug Giossi Photo where he photographed countless weddings and ceremonies throughout the Midwest Region.

He and his family moved from Osceola, Wisconsin to Palmer, Alaska in October 1996, where he worked as a Mail Handler in the Anchorage Alaska United States Postal Service Processing Plant and retired in 2019. He enjoyed a plethora of outdoor activities.  He was always working on projects and rarely could be found relaxing.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, who were the highlight of his life and he was exceedingly proud of the people they are becoming.

He resided in Palmer, Alaska for 26 years.

Doug was a jack-of-all-trades.  His cooking expertise was sought after from making his legendary bacon to his Italian Spaghetti and French bread; no one ever went hungry at his home. His almost scientific approach to life made every moment a special teaching moment that never disappointed.  He was loved deeply by his family and friends and will be forever missed.  The world has lost a truly irreplaceable soul and a man who touched the hearts of many.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine; children: Jacob (Marj) Giossi, Dawn (John) McFalls, Sarah Giossi, and Joab (Jessica) Giossi and his five amazing grandchildren; Mari Beth Giossi (sister), Scott (Gup) Giossi (brother), Julie Moe Giossi (sister-in-law), two nieces and a nephew.
Mr. Giossi was preceded in death by his parents, Donna and Harold, his brother, Todd, and his life-long best friend, Ronald Peloquin.
The family asks that donations be made to Disabled Veterans of America in lieu of flowers. Arrangements have been entrusted to Legacy Funeral Homes Kehl’s Chapel.

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