Long-time Kodiak processor Jim Major died peacefully at home on Jan. 10, 2021. Mr. Major managed Eastpoint processing plant in Kodiak for many years and spent the rest of his fisheries career as assistant manager and, later, purchasing agent for Alaska Pacific Seafood.

Helen Austerman passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 30 at the age of 75. Given her long list of vices, it must have irritated her to die of “nothing.”

Anastasia Jade Charliaga, beloved infant daughter of Jimmy Charliaga and Ashley Descloux, passed away on March 1, 2021. Anastasia laughed and smiled her way through her brief time here with us, bringing happiness and joy to everyone she touched. She will be remembered for her loving smile th…

Susanne M. Ponchene was born in the village of Afognak, Alaska, to Alec and Selma Chichenoff on March 5, 1935. She passed away peacefully March 8, 2021, in her sleep at home in Ellensburg, Washington, at the age of 86. She fought a courageous 18-month battle with lung cancer. She chose no tr…

Elise Marie vonScheele Campbell, fondly called Corky by all, passed away peacefully into the care of her Lord and Savior in Honolulu on March 7, 2021, at the age of 80. She was born in the Alutiiq village Afognak, Alaska, on July 4, 1940, to Herman and Marie Loe vonScheele.

Ryan Leo Black passed away on Friday, Feb. 5 at the hospital in Ogden, Utah, from congestive heart failure at the age of 58.

Kathryn L. Chichenoff died peacefully at home on Jan. 29, 2021. She will be laid to rest Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Cathedral at 2 p.m., with repast following at the American Legion

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Michael Treston was born in Savannah, Georgia, to James Michael Treston and Margaret Mitchell Treston. The family lived in Savannah and New York City, and settled in Columbus, Georgia.

Sharon was born on March 1, 1964, to Lloyd and Joy Davis. Her family relocated from Nevada to Kodiak, Alaska, when she was 3 years old. When Sharon was 17, she met the love of her life Gene Lorenson. They were married in 1983 and were happily married until Gene’s passing in 2011.

Charles Larry Nickens, age 78, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Kodiak, Alaska, due to COVID and a heart attack. He was born June 15, 1942, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Clifton Charles Nickens and Juanda Louise Nickens. Larry is survived by his wife Ruby Susan Nickens;…

Steven Paul Nault, former longtime resident of Kodiak, passed away peacefully on Nov. 15, 2020, in his home in Anchorage, Alaska, at the age of 66 following a brief illness.

Robert “Bob” Bunsey, 86, went to his eternal home on Nov. 17, 2020. Born in 1934 in Ohio to Paul and Mary, Bob is survived by his wonderful wife Erllnda Bunsey.

Mr. Sassy has passed. He was known for his fun sense of humor and love of making people laugh. Dodd Coggeshall Shay, 74, passed on Oct. 18 at home from cancer. Dodd was born on Feb. 26, 1946, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania. He loved vacations in Stone Harbor.

Margaret Jane (“Tiny”) Hall died peacefully in her home in Kodiak, Alaska, on Oct. 30, 2020. She was 101 years old at the time of her death, and had a long, remarkable and wonderful life. She was born on June 15, 1919, in Minneapolis Minnesota, to Phyllis and Raymond Gray, and had two older …

Deedie Pearson was best known by her childhood nickname, Deedie, because no one could pronounce (or spell) her given name: Geneneiva. She was born in Seattle in 1933 and left this world Oct. 11, 2020. She loved Alaska, especially Kodiak, and will be missed by her family, especially her husba…

John Compton Miller of Marysville, Washington, passed away at the Puget Sound VA Hospital in Seattle, Washington, on Oct. 14, 2020, at the age of 66. He was born on March 14, 1954, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Timothy Allan Tott passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 24, in Warwick, Georgia. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 29, at 2:30 p.m. at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel. The family requests memorials be made to The Anchorage, a faith-based addiction recovery c…

Lydia Joyce Cullum, 29, passed from this Earth on September 7, 2020.

Hazel Mary Walker Deater passed from this world on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 91 years of age. She was born in the village of Holy Cross on October 28, 1928, to James and Mary Walker, and lived there until her early teenage years, when she moved to Seattle. She traveled mostly by dog sled, …

Kathleen Ballenger passed away peacefully at her home in Kodiak, Alaska, July 19, 2020, following a short, brave fight with cancer. She was born April 11, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Marie and Louis Kearns.

Though born and raised in New York state, Tim was a true son of Alaska. He found his calling and chose to call Kodiak home. After graduating from Dundee Central School, Tim served in the Coast Guard in aviation and retired honorably after 21 years. He continued to work tirelessly until his r…

George Roy Hutchings Jr., 60, of Kodiak and Damariscotta, Maine, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 3, 2020 at his home here in Maine with family at his side. George was born in Augusta, Maine, on May 22, 1960, and grew up in Alna and Nobleboro, Maine.

David A. Hobson passed away on June 17, 2020 in Bullhead City, Arizona. He was 66 years old.