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Francis "Chubby" Esmailka

April 29, 1950 ~ December 1, 2020 (age 70)


Francis “Chubby” Andrew Esmailka, age 70 of Fairbanks. Francis passed peacefully on Monday, December 1st and is survived by his daughter Sheda, sons Robert and Marc, many brothers and sisters, and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Francis was born April 29, 1950 in Kaiyuh, Alaska. He served honorable in the U.S. Army. He worked many jobs but welding, up north, was his greatest achievement. He would say “I worked in every state except Hawaii, but nowhere was as beautiful as Alaska”.  Francis “Chubby” was an avid bingo player who always had his special “lucky seat” at youth sports bingo. He also loved cheering for the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks. He thoroughly enjoyed his Winston cigarettes.

Francis was a strong and kindhearted man who was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

He was laid to rest on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Birch Hill Native Cemetery.

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