Roy Michael Anthony Omiak
Funeral services for Roy Michael Anthony Omiak were held on Wednesday April 20, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Steadman in Nome, Alaska. A potluck followed with Diomede and King Island drummers, singers and dancers. There was a memorial closure for Emery Sr. and Kevin Martin Omiak who were lost in the Bering Sea August of 1998.
On November 6, 1989 Roy Michael Anthony Omiak (Eskimo name Asuusk) was born to Margaret Chya and late Emery Omiak Sr. of Nome. Roy suddenly passed away April 9, 2016 at the age of 26. Roy graduated in 2008 from Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, Alaska, where he settled, lived and was surrounded by many great friends who share a close bond with him. Roy was very creative and had great talent in writing poetry. Roy had a heartwarming smile and shared to friend or foe. He was bright, brilliant, young, smart, a caring uncle, loving brother, handsome son, amazing grandson, fabulous cousin and an outstanding friend to many who will miss him dearly.
Roy is survived by his mother Margaret, brothers William Sr. (his children Angel, Cassidy, Clarissa, Midnight and nephew William Jr.); brothers Michael and Emery JR. (his children Emery III and Iiyaavik); sisters Charlotte (her children Kevin, Isaac III, Devon Lovell, and Angel), Theresa (her daughter Winter); aunts Edwina Krier, Magdeline and Lela; uncles Robert, Eugene and Patrick Jr. Omiak; maternal grandparents Walter Sr. and Gertrude Analoak; many extended family members and friends. Roy was proceeded in death by his paternal grandparents Patrick Omiak Sr. and Margaret Tom, sister Robyn Louise Emma Omiak born on March 16 and passed away December 9, 1988; his uncle Leonard Omiak born on February 8, 1964, father Emery Franklin Omiak Sr. born on July 16, 1960 and brother Kevin Martin Omiak born on April 23, 1991 who both went missing in the Bering Sea August 28, 1998.
The family would like to say thank you to the following for air fare, food and support: Northern Air Cargo, Bering Straits Native Corporation, Fairbanks Funeral Home, Fairbanks Volunteers and many friends who contributions to GoFundMe account, St. Joseph Catholic Church, King Island and Diomede dance groups.
Roy will be laid to final rest this coming summer.