Joe Usibelli Sr was the Head of Usibelli Coal Mine who dies at the age of 83. Usibelli Coal Mine is the Largest Coal mining Operation in Alaska. He served as the chairman of Alaska’s only operating coal mine.
It has been reported He died of a Long-term Unidentified Illness of which nothing has been made public yet as we believe the family wants to keep his death private He died on Thursday in Tucson Arizona by side of his wife, Peggy Shumaker.
He was born in Suntrana in 1939. He was the son of Emil Usibelli, his father, but we don’t know anything about him right now, just like we don’t know anything about his mother, whose name is unknown as we write about them.
Usibelli was a role model who demonstrated that leadership includes listening, challenging, and assisting colleagues. Usibelli Sr. was put in control of a company that today produces 1.2 million tons of coal each year. Joe upgraded the mine’s equipment and introduced new mining processes during his career, making him a pioneer in the coal sector in Alaska, where he is well-known. Joe was generous with his time and resources, and he placed high importance on his family and friends.
He was a true visionary for Alaska and the mining industry, raising the bar for mine modernization and reclamation in the Last Frontier while also being a great family and community leader.
“RDC was grieved to hear of the recent demise of Usibelli Coal Mine’s long-serving Board Chairman, Joe Usibelli Sr.,” the Resource Development Council for Alaska INC said in a statement. He was a true trailblazer for Alaska and the mining industry, raising the bar for mine modernization and reclamation in the Last Frontier while also being a great family and community leader. The Usibelli family and all of the staff at Usibelli Coal Mine are in our thoughts and prayers.