John Peter Nahomenuk Obituary, Death Cause – John Peter Nahomenuk (Nomi) was born on December 12th, 1960 and passed away on March 6th, 1993. (62). After a protracted battle with sickness, John passed away unexpectedly at home. He was the son of John Nahomenuk and Ann (Michalchik) Nahomenuk, and he was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. John received his degree in 1985 from Slippery Rock University after spending his childhood in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
Soon after he received his diploma, he packed a bike, a backpack, and boarded a bus bound for Canyonlands National Park in order to begin his career as a seasonal ranger with the National Park Service. During the summer, he worked as a river ranger for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and during the winter, he managed the lift operations at Powderhorn Ski Resort. He worked there seasonally. He worked at these occupations for a total of ten years before finally
being successful in obtaining a full-time position with the Bureau of Land Management in Canyon City, Colorado, in the year 1994. He served for the BLM from a variety of positions until 2017, when he retired. His most recent role, which he held from 2006 through 2008, was as the BLM River manager for the Arkansas Headwaters Recreational Area (AHRA) in Salida, Colorado. After 29 and a half years of service, he took his retirement. As part of his duties with AHRA, John was active in organizations such as the River Management Society,
the Chaffee County Heritage Board, the Citizen’s Task Force, and the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association. John was presented with the Fred Rasmussen Citizen Task Force Outstanding Achievement Award not too long ago. This honor was bestowed upon John by the Citizens Task Force. John was taken aback and delighted to learn this, and he was looking forward to accepting the invitation and reuniting with his old pals. I can’t thank you enough for bringing attention to all of his accomplishments.
He was the president of the Western chapter of the Buzzard Town Flyers ski club, which is based out of Seven Springs Ski Resort in Pennsylvania, and he enjoyed fishing and rafting on the Arkansas River. He also enjoyed snowboarding at Monarch Ski Resort. He had a deep appreciation for the game of golf, and at the Salida Golf Club, he hosted the annual Carl Spackler Invitational Golf Tournament for himself and his close friends.
This continued for a number of years until John reached the point where he could no longer play golf. John has a large, generous, and loving heart, and as a result, he was adored by a great deal of people. He was a wonderful brother and uncle, in addition to being a devoted friend. He had a wicked sense of humor and, if things hadn’t turned out so well for him with the BLM, he probably would have pursued a career as a stand-up comedy instead. He possessed an uncanny ability to forge instant bonds of friendship with complete strangers. He participated regularly in the local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and passed away as a sober member of the organization.