Raymond Robert Mocan
Raymond Robert Mocan, 67, passed away on September 24, 2019 surrounded by his family at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Settlers Bay Lodge, 5801 S. Knik Goose Bay Rd, Wasilla, Alaska from 2 to 6 p.m.
Ray was born on December 5, 1951 in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from East Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska. Ray’s greatest life joy was spending time with his children, family and friends. He loved cooking, camping, fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles and snowmachines, watching NFL Football and Nascar Racing. Ray worked many jobs throughout his life: Taxi driver for Yellow Cab in Nome, a truck driver for Q Trucking, cargo handler at Wien Air Alaska and Alaska Airlines in Nome, heavy duty mechanic at NC Machinery, then as the generator operator/mechanic/foreman with Nome Joint Utilities, retiring from there. In retirement, he took loving care of his three youngest children, cooking and taking them to school or sporting activities. A day never passed without him telling them “I love you.” Ray was a humble, humorous, caring, loving, devoted friend, father and husband. Ray will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Ray is survived by his wife Dawn Mocan; children Tucker, Brody, Brooklyn, Robert, Kristy, Deanna, Iris and Tyler Mocan; stepchildren Jake and Kyle Swann; his mother Marie Reader; siblings, Robert and Paul Mocan and Cherryl “Babe” Stavish; step siblings Cussy Kauer, Ginny Emmons, Josie Reader, Mary Reader-Green, Julia Reader-Jones and Charles J. Reader; four grandchildren, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ray was preceded in death by his adoptive father and mother Marvin and Frances Mocan and stepfather “Pops” Charles “Chuck” Reader.