Demi Shanelle Alexanderoff Friccero was born on Oct. 13, 1991, to Ronnette Alexanderoff and Steven Maloney. Truly a child of Kodiak, she loved her beautiful island. Demi graduated from Kodiak High School in 2009. At the time of her passing she was a student at the University of Alaska Anchorage. A beautiful and funny child, she captured the hearts of all who knew her. Demi was involved in 4H and enjoyed the many activities. God reclaimed our Angel on Saturday, April 2, 2011.
Demi had a very large and diverse family life. She is survived by parents Ronnette Alexanderoff and Steven Maloney, parents Mike and Gina Friccero, her brothers Destin and Eric and sister Colette. Demi is also survived by her grandparents Nancy and Fred Antonson, their daughter Elizeanna of Kodiak, grandfather Ron Agnot and Uncle Ronnie Rae Alexanderoff of Ouzinkie, grandparents Dennis and Mary Maloney of Athens, Tenn., Marianne Clock of Anchorage, Pat Van Auken of Grants Pass Ore., and Casey Peru of Kodiak. She is also survived by her great-grandfather Wilfred Alexanderoff. Also surviving Demi are her companion Clief Tamarra and best friend, Pelegaia (Gator) Katelnikoff, foster sisters Rainy (Lorraine) and Marlyss Eggemeyer, as well as countless aunts, uncles and cousins.
Everyone was happy to see Demi coming because you knew she was going to make you smile, if not laugh out loud. She loved music and dancing, riding her bike and hiked Barometer when only 8 years old. Halfway up it got hard and she was offered the option to go back down, but she hung in there, wiped her eyes and kept going. The strength of her spirit and the truth of her convictions defined the young woman she had become.
There will be a viewing on Thursday evening at Kodiak Funeral Chapel, and the service will be held Friday at the Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church at 2 p.m. followed by a potluck repast at St. Mary's gym. All friends and family are invited to attend. Please bring any pictures and stories you would like to share.