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Longtime Seward resident Ronald James Stallings, 57, died peacefully in Anchorage, Saturday, November 17, at 10 p.m. of conditions related to cancer. Ron was born in Fairbanks on May 18, 1961, and moved with his parents to Seward in 1970, where he lived continuously for the rest of his life.

He is survived by his wife Wendy of Seward; daughters Brittany, Kursten, Casie, Jessica, and Tori of Seward; twelve grandchildren; mother Elaine Stallings Seegar of Hermosa Beach, Ca.; and brother Michael of Anchorage. He was predeceased by his father, Alton Stallings.

Ron was a force of nature, bringing an abundance of energy to everything he did. He spent much of his career on the water crewing and captaining fishing boats, landing craft, and tenders. He was also an in-demand commercial painter and dry-waller, working on large commercial projects from Elmendorf Air Force Base to Unalaska to Little Diomede.

There will be a celebration of life in Seward at a later date.

“Though the captain of our ship has left and we feel lost at sea, we will together have strength to get through this thanks to our Dad. He has taught us and now guides us through this storm” - The Stallings Girls