Herman Harold Leite

Herman Harold Leite, known by family and friends as Howie, age 83, passed away peacefully in Seward, Alaska, February 2, 2013 at the Seward Providence Hospital, with family and friends close by. Born in Kodiak, AK to Alexandra Gongo(off) Leite of Kodiak, AK and Kristian Harold Leite of Norway, on September 4, 1929, Howie was … Continued

Fred Chernikoff, Sr.

Fred Chernikoff Sr., 86, passed away in Anchorage in the early morning of January 19, 2013. Fred was born in Ouzinkie, Alaska, the only child of Jenny (Torsen) and Mike Chernikoff. He grew up in Ouzinkie, and attended school there. Fred was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army during the Aleutian campaign … Continued

Charles Robert Nance

Charles “Charlie” Robert Nance, age 76, passed away Wednesday December 19, 2012 at Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Reserve, LA. He was born February 22, 1936 to the late James Franklin and Violet Tracy Nance in Oklahoma. Charlie served 20 years in the U.S. Navy and retired as an E-6 Navy Aircraft Mechanic. After … Continued

Shelly Gannon-Goerisch

Shelly died unexpectedly after a short illness December 20, 2012. Her husband and love of her life, Bryan Goerisch was with her as he has been for over 13 years. Born on April 27, 1971, Shelly was the much loved child of Bruce and Jean Gannon. She graduated from East High School and attended the … Continued

Howard Torsen

Howard passed away in the early hours of December 10, 2012 in Seattle, WA where he was receiving medical care for a recent illness. Howard served on the Ouzinkie Native Corporation Board for twenty-five years and devoted much of his energies as a director as a staunch advocate on fisheries issues. He served as Ouzinkie’s representative … Continued

Eric Lamar Ward

Soldotna resident Eric Lamar Ward, 53, passed away from a heart attach at home on Dec. 6. A service will be held at the Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. J.D. Duncan will officiate. Eric was born in Tacoma, Wash. March 5, 1959. “To our Beloved Eric, the strongest … Continued

Martha Olsen Randolph

Martha Olsen Randolph passed away November 26, 2012 with her daughter at her side, after a lengthy battle with emphysema.    She was 79.  Martha was a life-long Kodiak resident, born August 1933 on Kodiak Island to Laura Larsen Olsen and Ole’ Olsen.  She was the 4th of 5 girls.   Martha married John Randolph in … Continued

Frank Bigford

Frank passed away Nov. 26, 2012 just two weeks after his 89th birthday in Edmonds. He was a husband, father, grandfather, friend, and truly a gentle soul. He lived his entire life in the Edmonds and Seattle area. Frank worked for Sears for 37 years as manager of visual merchandising. When he retired he devoted his time to water … Continued

Christine Krall Chabitnoy

Christine Krall Chabitnoy, 92, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, in the Lebanon Valley Home. Christine was the wife of Gordon M. Chabitnoy, who passed away on March 25, 1983. She was born in Lebanon, a daughter of the late Jerome and Mildred Peters Krall. Mrs. Chabitnoy was employed doing clerical work for Hershey … Continued

Fevronia Naomi Sargent Cleghorn

Fern Naomi Sargent Cleghorn Passed from life in Oakland California on June 25, 2012. She was born on September 15, 1914 in Kodiak Alaska, one of 13 children to Frederick and Fevronia Sargent. As a young teenager, Fern moved from Kodiak to Seattle and then San Francisco to finish her education. She graduated from high … Continued