Bryan Bergt Obituary

Bryan Wayne Bergt
Bryan Wayne Bergt

January 22, 1965 - December 9, 2020
Born in Seattle, Washington
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska

Obituary

Bryan Wayne Bergt, 55, died on December 9, 2020, at his residence in Anchorage, Alaska. Bryan was born in Seattle, Wash., to Laura and Neil Bergt on January 22, 1965 but grew up on Fairway Drive in Fairbanks. He spent his childhood outdoors as much as possible, hiking and snow machining all over the College Hill & Ballaine Road neighborhoods. The family later moved to Anchorage and San Diego where he graduated from high school. He returned to Alaska for college at UAF and then joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1985 where he served as an Aircraft Hydraulic/Pneumatics Mechanic for the C-130. He received numerous awards and commendations in the USMC including the Rifle Sharpshooter Badge, Certificate of Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He was honorably discharged in 1989, and remained a reservist until 1993.
Bryan came home to Alaska after his military service, completed civilian flight training in Arizona, and then began an aviation career, joining MarkAir Express in Bethel. In the years that followed he flew all over Alaska, and especially the Y-K Delta, for MarkAir Express, MarkAir, ACE and others. He had time in a wide variety of aircraft including the C-207, de Havilland Beaver, Beech 1900, Embraer Air 120, and B-737. In later years, he was employed on the North Slope as an IT technician, another area of long term interest.
Bryan was an avid guitar player who enjoyed listening to and playing classic rock music but his great love was fishing in Alaska. He flew with gear to many favorite spots he discovered as a commercial pilot, especially in the Dillingham region. Golden Horn Lodge, on Lake Michalk, Agulowak River, and Lake Nerka, where his family had a cabin, were particularly dear to his heart and home to many fond memories.
He is survived by his daughter, Nicole Allison Bergt and former wife, Susan; father, Neil Bergt; brothers, Michael, Kevin and Patrick Bergt, and their spouses, all of Anchorage; sister Karen Harlow, of Madison, Missouri; Aunt Beverly Brown; Uncle Derril Bergt; many nieces and nephews; and his lifelong, best friend, Ward Rosadiuk. Bryan was preceded in death by his mother, Laura Beltz Bergt and his sister, Debra Bergt Brossia.
A Mass service will be held on Jan. 5th, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Interment with military honors will be held in the spring at Fort Richardson National Cemetery, Anchorage.

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St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
2901 Huffman Road
Anchorage, AK US 99516
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
4:00 PM