‘Tugger, Mac, Mic, Uncle, Classmate, Pal’
McGann Joseph Anagick was born in Unalakleet to Walter and Alice Anagick on April 13, 1973. He peacefully went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2019.
McGann graduated from the Frank A. Degnan High School in 1991 and attended AVTEC in 1992 where he received his Welder’s Helper certificate and in 1993 his Seafood Processing & Marine Safety certificate. He also received his heavy equipment operation and basic surveying diploma from Milwaukie, Oregon in 1994. He worked at MARTEC and the demolition of the White Alice site here in Unalakleet, and the Alaska Commercial Company store. He was also a commercial fisherman who loved being out the ocean.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting, camping at the family cabin on the Main River, and in a tent way up river at North Fork. He also had a nice collection of knives and guns that he was proud of.
McGann especially loved being an uncle to his ‘babies’, nunacking each in his own special way, and always made sure they were taken care of. He took great pride in all and loved them dearly.
McGann’s caregivers at St. Elias and ANMC had shared how he would say anything to the staff to brighten their day, often cracking jokes to his nurses, and even asking if they were having a good day, very selfless even he was in a lot of pain. He was very proud that he had made his ANMC doctor smile after trying for months.
McGann is survived by sister LaVerne and Albert Saccheus; aunties Betsy Pleasant and Theresa Nanouk; uncles Richard (Dicky) and Lawrence Etageak; nieces Chasity Adams and Kimberly Erkins; nephews Gabriel Anagick, Langford and Brandon Adams, Aniguiin Saccheus; great nephews Colton and Logan Erkins; great niece Selena Erkins.
He is preceded in death by his mother Alice and father, Walter ‘Gimbo’ Anagick; brother Langford Adams Jr., niece Ada Saccheus; aunties Ada Wilson, Laura Paniptchuk, Clarabelle Weaver, and Hannah Ahwinona; uncles Donald Etageak, Gabriel, Louie, and Guulot Anagick; grandparents Joseph and Anna Etageak, McGan and Lena Anagick.
Peace to his memory.