Fairbanks resident Zachary Miller Warwick, 29, died July 8, 2006, in Fairbanks from an allergic reaction to bee stings.
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He was born Nov. 17, 1976, in Fairbanks, where he spent his youth doing alpine skiing, baseball, water skiing, boating, snowmachining, motorcycling and Jet Skiing with his many close friends, sister and brother.
Family members said, "Choosing Fairbanks as 'home' was never a doubt in his mind, because he loved everything this state and community have to offer, particularly his lifelong friendships and family."
In his youth, he represented Alaska on the Junior Olympics Alpine Ski Team. Winter was consumed with downhill skiing and snowmachining. Summer months would find him playing for the Yankees in Little League Baseball and spending as much time as possible at Harding Lake, perfecting his water-skiing and Jet Skiing skills.
He attended Denali Elementary, Woodriver Elementary and Ryan Middle School, and he graduated from Lathrop in 1995. He went on to earn a business degree from Montana State University in Bozeman.
According to family, "The Alaska state legislative halls in Juneau were a home away from home during session of the three years Zach worked for state Sen. Gene Therriault."
At the time of his death, he was finishing up an accounting degree at University of Alaska Fairbanks, while working as an accountant at Warwick and Schikora CPAs.
"Always the perfect host - who wanted to make sure everyone had enough to eat, 'toys' had gas and were ready for guests to use - Zach will be terribly missed by so many friends and family, for these traits as well as for his intelligence, love and caring of others," said family members.
He is survived by his parents, Andy and Judy Warwick; brother, Andrew Jesse Warwick; sister, Sydney Morgan and her husband, Yuri; grandmother, Emma Miller Warwick; uncles and aunts, Randy and Cheryl Warwick, of North Pole, Miriam Warwick, of New York, Tricia and Erwin Benesi, of California, and Don and Jeanette Peters, of Montana; cousins, Jeremy and Philip Warwick, of North Pole, Leone and Gus Marx, of Juneau, Willow Stelzer-Rosello, of New York, Megan Stelzer, of New Hampshire, and Claire Mahoney, of California; dog, Boots; and the Riverview Crew.
A celebration of his life will be from 5 to 8 p.m. July 14 at the Warwick home, 3190 Riverview Drive in Fairbanks.