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Anchorage resident Aaron Casey Grinnell, 25, died on June 11, 2007, at Providence Alaska Medical Center due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
A visitation and service were Thursday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Honorary pallbearers included all his friends: Justin and Jonathan Cruz, Jai Chang, Beer Daengpairoch, Alex Jiminez, the Freestyle Syndicate, and his little brother, Sean Mace. Interment will take place at a later date at Pineview Cemetery in Ashton, Idaho.
Aaron was born Sept. 5, 1981, in Pocatello, Idaho. He moved to Anchorage and worked as a computer networking specialist for Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. He was Catholic. He enjoyed motorcycle riding and racing, snowboarding and working on computers.
His family wrote: "Hockey, skating, snowboarding, running, riding, racing, and his family and friends; all these he loved. He was richly blessed with talents, with success in his work, with wonderful co-workers, and with tremendous friends. We are grateful for his life and know we will see him
again. Until then, we will carry him in our hearts forever. Thank you to all of his special friends and the June and Juliet Cruz family."
Aaron is survived by his father and stepmother, Fred and Paula Grinnell; mother and stepfather, Deon and Michael Mace; brothers, Greg Grinnell, Alan Grinnell, and Sean Mace; sister, Dina Robertson; and grandmothers, Alyce Hill and Margaret Stanford.
Memorial donations can be made to Disadvantaged Youth Education at any branch of Alaska USA, account 1332113.
Arrangements are with Witzleben Family Funeral Home & Crematory.
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