Harry Adrian Bricker,

March 17, 1970 – June 26, 2023

Harry Adrian Bricker, 53, passed away June 26 at his home in Skagway, Alaska.

Adrian was born on March 17, 1970, in Boise, Idaho to Harry Alan Bricker and Geni Ann Fait. He spent much of his youth outdoors at the Agee Ranch in Twin Falls, riding horses and mules, white water rafting in Hells Canyon, camping, wood cutting and more. Growing up, Adrian loved playing football and baseball at Borah High School in Boise.

His father’s work took the family to Washington where he played varsity football as linebacker. Adrian graduated from LaCenter High-school in 1988. He and his siblings had many legendary bb gun wars during their time in LaCenter.

Adrian loved country music, especially Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr. and other country stars of that genre.

Adrian moved to Skagway in 1994 where he met his love, Amber Lee. They were married amongst family and friends on the Broadway Dock on July 2, 1999.

Adrian was passionate about animals, especially dogs. He baked dog treats from scratch and loved regular dog walks with his many furry friends.

Adrian was excellent in the kitchen! He made the hottest and most flavorful salsa from scratch which was a hit at family functions. He loved to treat loved ones to his homemade layered ice cream cake, especially for birthdays.

Adrian, also affectionately called “Big A”, was an avid bowler and rolled for AML Road Kings, Sexual Pterodactyls, the Eagles, and the Glory Balls. His average this year was 153.

Throughout his life, Adrian had a diverse work history including construction, retail sales, cook, bartender, tour guide and he most recently wore many hats with his employer, Corrington’s Alaskan Ivory.

Adrian was a dedicated member and volunteer of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #25, serving as The Conductor most recently. It has been said by his fellow officers that he delivered his speaking parts with pride and cadence at every meeting.

Adrian could recite Robert Service’s “The Cremation of Sam McGee” as his grandfather, father and brother can also powerfully deliver from memory.

Adrian had a genuine love for other people. It was not unusual for him to drop whatever he was doing to greet a friend with a hug. And he made himself available to help friends, family and community members in need.

Adrian is survived by his spouse, Amber Lee; mother, Vickie Bricker; grandmother Louise Bricker; siblings, Doug Breen (Lindsay); Tim Breen (Jessica); Cody Jennings (Mark); Cory Bricker (Jaime); Rori Leaverton; Many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Grandpa Harry Alfred “Hal” Bricker, mother, Geni Bricker; father, Harry Alan Bricker and his beloved pets Duke, D2, Hassenpfeffer, Worm and others.

Join Adrian’s family and friends in celebration of his life on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 4 p.m. at Skagway Eagles #25. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Adrian’s name to Paws and Claws or the Fraternal Order of Eagles #25 in Skagway, Alaska. For more details, please contact mrscodyj@gmail.com.

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“There are strange things done in the midnight sun.” -Robert Service