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Milton "Mike" Weinstein
Anchorage resident Milton "Mike" Weinstein, 90, died April 23, 2007, at Providence Alaska Medical Center.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St., with the Rev. Jim Stephens officiating. Burial will be after the service at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Warren Weinstein, Wyatt Weinstein, John Stirling, Patrick Flynn, Jason Martin and Douglas Perkins.
Mr. Weinstein was born March 20, 1917, in Westchester, Pa. He attended Cornell University for four years.
Mr. Weinstein served in the U.S. Armed Forces from 1942 to 1969.
He was a member of the American Legion, American Stamp Dealers Association and the Moose Lodge.
His family wrote: "Milton devoted the first half of his life to his country, honorably serving in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He spent the latter half building, supporting and loving his family. Moving to Alaska in 1950, he opened and operated numerous businesses from bingo halls to a bail bonds office to a used furniture store. But in 1958, he settled on his calling as a stamp dealer, opening North Pole Stamps, an Alaska institution up to his death 55 years later. Through all this he raised seven children who owe who they are to his love and guidance. He will be missed and remembered by all who have known him."
Survivors include his former wife, Jo Ann Lanning of Capitan, N.M.; sons and daughter-in-law, Jeffery Weinstein of Capitan, Warren Weinstein of Anchorage, Wyatt and Lena Weistein of Wasilla; daughters, Jennifer Weinstein of Anchorage, Shane Beth of Seward; granddaughters, Kristina Von Gnatensky and Krystal Von Gnatensky of Anchorage, Breanna Schaefer-Weinstein of Wasilla; grandsons, Justin Weinstein and Christopher Weinstein of Capitan; niece, Micki Schraeger of Howard Beach, N.Y.; and nephew, David Schraeger of Del Roy Beach, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Weinstein, and sister, Miriam Schraeger.
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