George B. Nevak worked as a maintenance man with B.I.A. and L.K.S.D. for many years in Toksook Bay and retired after 30+ years.
Each of his children had fond memories of him that are dear to them.
His hobbies includes carving masks, making uluaqs, dance fans, necklaces, ivory rings, drums for Eskimo dances and his most popular work was ivory earrings.
His passions were Eskimo dancing and drumming, hunting and fishing, berry picking, and carpentry. He was well known as a master carver. He attended many festivals, Saturday markets, and holiday bazaars in local events. He worked endless hours creating beautiful crafts to prepare for these events.
He was a great provider and shared his catch with his relatives in Tuntutuliak, Napakiak, Chefornak, Nightmute and Toksook. He had often contributed to strangers and especially to the homeless people, so they could buy food.
He is survived by his loving wife Julia Nevak of 60 years. His nine children, Agnes (John McIntyre), Bessie Ann (Edward Francis), Bernard, Hazel, Caroline (Walter Ruark), Joanne (Charles Nuglene), Francis, Fritz, and Debbie Ann (Teddy Moses).
He leaves his grandchildren: Mike, Gilbert (Trisha), Jonathan, Carlie, Richard, Christine, Ruthann, Anthony, Bridgette, Brentina, Paningayaq, Debra Jane, Catherine, Darren, Connor, Amber, Jayden, Alyssa, Georgina, Ashley, Jimmy, Natalie, Brock, Hailey, Kirsten, Kira and 22 great grandchildren.
He is proceeded in death by his twin children Bridgette and Bernard Nevak, his parents Amyagalria and Agnes, his brother Anthony and Jobe Nevak, his father-in-law Francis Lincoln, his brother-in-law Dick Lincoln (Maria), brother-in-law Thomas Oscar, his sister-in law Adeline Lincoln, his step sister and brothers Maria Moses (Phillip), Tilly Flynn, David, James and Paul Jimmie. His aunts: Elizabeth Tunuchuk (Paul), Theresa Moses (Teddy), Maria Kairaiuak (Hilary), Bernard Nevak (Agatha), Eliza Fairbanks, Rita Agimuk (Ben), Phillip Joseph (Terquaq), and many loved ones who loved and cared for our dad and his brother when they were orphaned.
On behalf of the Nevak family, we would like to extend our gratitude to those who contributed to the raffles and food and monetary donations during our time of need.
A special thank you to Nunakauyak Corporation, Donlin Gold, Nunakauyak Tribal Council, CVRF, City of Toksook Bay, Grave Diggers, Ossie Kairaiuak for the Urn, John McIntyre & Bernard Nevak for the Cross, Tunuchuk Family, Rose Kalistook, Larry Kairaiuak & Bessie Norcross.
Honorary Pallbearers: Simeon & Elizabeth Agnes, Paul John.
Pallbearers: Mike McIntyre, Gilbert McIntyre, Jonathan McIntyre, Carlie McIntyre, Richard Francis, Christine Francis, Ruthann Francis, Brentina Nevak, Bridgette Nevak, Anthony Nevak, Debra Julius, Catherine Julius, Darren Julius, Connor Julius, Amber Nevak, Jaden Nuglene, Alyssa Nuglene, Georgina Nuglene, Ashley Tom, Jimmy Tom, Natalie Nevak, Brock Nevak, Hailey Nevak, Kirsten Nevak & Kira Nevak.
Our Dad was the most kindest person you could have ever met. He cared for all of his children, especially our loving mom. He will forever be missed by many, especially his large and extended family. His presence, his smile and his laughter will never be forgotten.
May he rest in peace in the heavens with all of his angles around him. We love you Dad! We will see you later.