Al Kribs, 72

Anchorage resident Albert "Al" D. Kribs Jr., 72, died Nov. 18, 2004, at his home.

A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. today at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1612 Oceanview Drive.

Mr. Kribs was born May 28, 1932, in Eugene, Ore. He graduated from high school in Hermiston, Ore., in 1950. After serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, he worked for several military contractors in Southeast Asia. At the end of the Vietnam War, he went to work on the White Alice Communications System in Alaska. He finished out his career as an office machine repair technician with Yukon Office Supply. The company changed its name prior to Mr. Kribs' retirement to IKON Systems.

Mr. Kribs was a dart player, a square-dancer, and had memberships with AARP, American Legion Post 28, Moose Lodge Number 1534 and Mended Hearts Chapter 290.

He met the love of his life, Katherine, while square dancing. They enjoyed dancing together and each other's company until her death in July 2003.

His family writes: "It is unfortunate the world has lost such an individual. His death should teach us there is always help available and a way to enrich our lives for the betterment of all. He will be missed."

Mr. Kribs is survived by his stepchildren, Christopher and Yvonne Prince, and his very good friends, Ed Piscerro and Anne Williams, all of Anchorage.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Mended Hearts 290, 10925 Carrie Way, Eagle River 99577.