A viewing will be held 6 p.m., June 30, at Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai. Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Monday at the church. Additional viewing will be 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at the church and Divine Liturgy will be 10 a.m. Tuesday. His Grace, Bishop David and other clergy of the Diocese of Alaska will serve at the services. Burial will be in the Holy Assumption Orthodox Church cemetery.
Archpriest Macarius was born Sept. 4, 1929 in Meriden, Connecticut. He graduated from Columbia University in 1955 and also from St. Vladimir’s Seminary in New York. He moved to Alaska in the early 1960s living in Kodiak and then moving to Kenai in 1974. He served as a priest in Kodiak and Kenai. He retired in 1991, but continued to give tours and serve at churches around the Kenai Peninsula as was needed.
He enjoyed stamp and coin collecting.
“Father was a very caring and giving person, day or night, he got up and helped people in need,” his family wrote.
Father Macarius was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Macarii Targonsky, son, Nicholas, 10 brothers and sisters and a grandson, Cecil Demidoff.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Matushka Yvette Marie Targonsky of Kenai; daughters and sons-in-law, Nina and Rick Weatherly of Modesto, Calif., Evdokia (Dunya) and Ron Aho of Kenai; sons and daughters-in-law, Alexander and Nancy Targonsky of Seward and Dimitri and Annette Targonsky of Alaska; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lottie Cepanewski of Meriden, Connecticut.
Rather than flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 3427, Kenai, AK 99611.