The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

Capt. Anthony P. Chapin - 1947-2014


Capt. Anthony P. Chapin was born Nov. 24, 1947 and died Feb. 16, 2014.

Chapin was a U.S. Army Viet Nam War Veteran, 28 year agent orange-related cancer survivor, woodworker extraordinaire, Captain of the M/V Serac, Culinary School graduate and a generous soul.

He loved his guitars and making music. He was creative and forever witty. He lived his life with gusto and a vivid imagination –creator of the imaginary Sandflea baseball team made up of his great nieces and nephews with George Gobel as the team manager. He loved living in Seward on his “Ponderosa” and paid careful attention to his garden of flowers and vegetables.

Chapin was predeceased by sister Carol “Beady,” mother Gloria and father Arthur. He is survived by sisters Marilynne and Linda (Joseph), son Jason (Kim), nephew James (Allie), nieces Tamara (Junior), Meridith (Dylen), Carlee (Joel) and Danica. Loving great uncle to Devon, Baylee, Zoe, Brier, Quinnlyn and Asher. Faithful friend of Susie Roo to the end.

The family thanks the many citizens of Seward who he called friends throughout the years. They also want to extend a special thank you to those friends who have given so much support and help to his family during this very sad and challenging time. They give a special thanks too to his friend Joe, who he was so looking forward to visiting in the spring.

“Home in the loving arms of Beady, Mom and Dad. Rest easy dear brother.”

“The flag flies half-mast at Sandflea Field.

“A moment of silence from the team and crowd.

“Then Gobel says, ‘Play ball!’ “


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