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Joseph  Eugene  Frazier
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Obituary for Joseph Eugene Frazier

Joseph “Papa Joe” Eugene Frazier Age 59 died March 5th, 2018 at Central Peninsula Hospital located in Soldotna Alaska after his third courageous battle with cancer.

Joe was born to Robert Roy Frazier and Nellie Louis Vaughan in Orange California October 19th, 1959. Along with his siblings Robert R. Frazier Jr, Robbie Lehman Frazier and Bobbie Thomas Frazier, Joe spent much of his young life moving from military base to military base because Robert Sr. was a United States Marine. During his early teens Joe not only lost his mother, he was also diagnosed with Leukemia. After an extensive battle Joe was victorious and the cancer went into remission. Joe completed High School at Richard King High in Corpus Christie Texas where the family had finally settled. After obtaining his welding certificate Joe worked as a welder for various companies in the area until the oil industry dried up. Joe took a position as a security officer at Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christie. During his time there he met his wife to be, Sheryl “Kathy” Frazier. Joe and Kathy relocated to Arizona briefly and then to Tomah, Wisconsin where Kathy work as a nurse for the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Joe then entered service with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, graduating with honors from the training academy located in Glynco Georgia. Joe served as a federal correctional officer for many years before he and Kathy relocated to Alaska. Joe began working for the State of Alaska Department of Corrections in May of 2001 where he remained until he was forced to medically retire in December of 2017.

The family wrote, “Joe also has an extended family with members of the Department of Corrections. He was a great man and a great friend to those he worked with. His friends and coworkers honored him during his final days with visitors and kind words and an out poring of love and respect. Joe was able to fade away peacefully and without pain. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him, and he will never be forgotten.”

Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Kathy.

Joe is survived by his three siblings all who live in Texas. He is also survived by his son Mark Berestoff, daughter in law Liz Berestoff of Soldotna, daughter Ruth Ann McKinley of Texas and grandsons Colten Bennett of Wisconsin, Philip Bennett of Soldotna, Kody McKinley of Texas and Alex Berestoff of Soldotna.

Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit or sign his guestbook at


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