Gerald Kokko Obituary

Gerald Lyn Kokko
Gerald Lyn Kokko

June 6, 1957 - December 6, 2019
Born in Everett, Washington
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska


Gerald Lyn Kokko, a son, brother, uncle, cousin, and fast friend, passed away peacefully December 6, 2019, after a battle with cancer.
Jerry was born June 6, 1957 in Everett, Washington. He was raised in Marysville, Washington, and graduated from Pilchuuck High School in 1975. He then enjoyed a variety of careers: boat building, commercial fishing, restaurant industry from dishwasher to cook to manager and finally retail, most recently with Lowe’s.
Jerry spent the majority of his life in Washington, with short adventures to Portland, Oregon and Twin Falls, Idaho. He fell in love with Alaska during his time as a commercial fisherman and in 2007 moved to Anchorage. Here he was able to indulge his love of fishing along with his passion for cooking.
Jerry was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Mary Kokko and nephew, Jakob Kokko. He is survived by his sister, Sandy Kokko; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Krista Kokko; nephew, Brian Bushard; niece, Gretchen Kokko and many dear cousins and friends.
Jerry asked that his ashes be spread off the Oregon coast. The family requests that remembrances in Jerry’s name be sent to the Providence Alaska Foundation. Words cannot express how much care and support of Providence family members meant to Jerry and his family this year.
Arrangements with Cremation Society of Alaska

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