Paul Slooter Sr.
May 15, 1931 –
Apr 13, 2021
Paul Slooter Sr., born in Goudswaard, The Netherlands, to Johannes Slooter and Lina Poldervaart Slooter, passed away in Anchorage, Alaska, on April 13, 2021. He lived through World War II in occupied Netherlands. In 1949, at 18, he immigrated to Washington state. He was drafted into the Army in 1952, serving as a telephone repairman and switchman, radar technician and electronic warfare technician in Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Germany and various locations in the U.S., retiring after 23 years, in 1975, at Ft. Richardson, Alaska.
He counted himself fortunate to find a second career with ALASCOM in 1976, as head of Real Estate and Manager of Facilities retiring in 1991, and remaining in Anchorage.
Almost everywhere Paul lived he would find a plot of ground to seed, a hunting ground or a fishing hole and enjoyed sharing the fruit of his hard work with others. Paul was an excellent mechanic, servicing almost every car, pickup, motorhome, boat and systems around their home “until all the high tech equipment showed up.” Each August, he would dedicate about a week to smoke salmon, canning most of it in olive oil and sharing it with family and friends all over the world. Paul loved his family, his adopted country and the great and beautiful state of Alaska.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kimie; and is survived by his son, Paul Slooter Jr.; and many friends and family in the Netherlands, Japan and all around the U.S.
A celebration of his life will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church Anchorage, and will be available by Livestream at firstpresanchorage.org or on their Facebook and YouTube pages.
Paul Slooter Internment Service with thanks to Trinity Presbyterian