John Tadzik, 34, was found dead, apparently frozen to death [December 14, 1956], in his trailer located at the Golden Heart Trailer Court at 1916 Cushman St., Saturday morning.
Tadzik, unemployed at the time of his death, was found by Frank Sexton of 323 Antoinette St., Lemeta when he came to check on the Tadzik trailer.
According to Sexton’s report to the police, Tadzik and his wife, Gail, were out of town. She reportedly is employed at Tok Junction.
Sexton said when he went to check on the trailer Saturday morning he noticed the door to the trailer open. Entering, he saw Tadzik lying face down on the floor.
He called the police, who investigated and found that apparently the man had fallen in front of the trailer and crawled into the building where he collapsed on the floor.
Tadzik was last seen alive Thursday afternoon.
He was born Sept. 20, 1922 at Dupont, Penn. An inquest will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the U.S. Commissioner’s Court.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church. He will be buried in the Catholic plot in Birch Hill Cemetery.
His widow, Gale, who works at Tok Lodge, came to Fairbanks yesterday. Tadzik is also survived by a stepson, Ricky Lee McMullen, and a sister, Mrs. Ann Caggiano of Bellaire, N.Y. He had been in Alaska since 1952.