Oliver Leavitt Death, Obituary – My family and I were left in a state of tremendous sorrow and grief after learning of the demise of our close friend Oliver Aveogan Leavitt when we received the news of his passing. The last time that we got together with Oliver was in June, and it took place at his house in Utqiavik. Before we left that gathering to go to the event honoring whalers, he offered us political wisdom and sound advice while we were enjoying a cup of coffee together. He did this before we went to the event.
We were not only ecstatic to be able to call Oliver a friend for decades, but we were also honored to have worked with him on furthering the goals and interests of Alaska’s North Slope, which is where his dedicated public service and intense dedication to his people was always visible. We were not only ecstatic to be able to call Oliver a friend for decades, but we were also honored to have worked with him on furthering the goals and interests of Alaska’s North Slope We were not only ecstatic to be able to call Oliver a friend for decades, but we were also pleased to have collaborated with him on advancing the objectives and concerns of Alaska’s North.
Oliver was an integral part of our success. S Oliver was a recognized leader among the Iupiat people who resided on the North Slope. He was a parent, a husband, a proud whaler and hunter, a veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of the Iupiat community. Over the course of his career at the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Oliver held a variety of leadership positions at various points.
In addition to that, he had served his country honorably all the way through the Vietnam War. Oliver’s achievements are evidence of his unrelenting devotion to serving the public good, and this commitment was rock-solid for him as seen by the fact that he never wavered in his dedication to doing so. Oliver was committed to improving the quality of life for the people who lived in his town.