William Howard Ahrensfeld

William 'Bill' Howard Ahrensfeld passed away on December 29, 2015 at the Sitka Community Hospital at the age of 88. Born on November 19, 1927, and raised in New York City, he attended high school on the site of the...
Wallace M. Olson Nenana, Alaska, in 1962 to serve community needs and remained until September 1965...a cabin, and interviewed the Native community. Wally earned his second master's...classical philosophy at Juneau-Douglas Community College, which in 1980 became the University...
Craig Stephen Salzillo

...Seattle area. A carpenter by trade, he relocated to Juneau in 2011, where he immediately became an integral part of the community. Anyone who met him was taken by his quick smile and kind heart. He was an active member of the Juneau Gun Club. He found...
Dirk Dunlay Lovig

...freedoms at the helm of his moral compass. He served as an unwavering example of hard work and integrity to his family and community. He was an avid skier, accomplished guitarist, and football fan who loved sharing his passions with those who were closest...
Chapin Heumann cancer in 1999 and lived independently for the remainder of his life.Chapin developed many Juneau friendships in the community and while volunteering with local schools, Polaris House, Juneau Alliance for Mental Health Inc. (JAMHI), and the National...
Eva Lucia Saulitis

...built in Homer and Kapa'au, Hawaii. In each of these places and everywhere she lived throughout her life, Eva created community and family. Though a quiet person at heart, she magically drew people into her circle through her kindness, empathy, sense...
Gladys Aceveda Friday

...Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary located at 416 5th Street which will immediately be followed by a reception at the Filipino Community Hall. Burial and memorial services will be held in Kake on Monday, January 11th.
Phil Godfrey

...runway. Phil saw a future in construction in Juneau and other communities in Southeast Alaska which also led to an interest into land...did well for himself in life, but also others including the community areas of the City and Borough of Juneau. He left his wife...
Ida Ann Barnack

...commitment to Catholicism and immersed herself in the church community here in Juneau.Ida had a strong spirit and sense of adventure...activities began in earnest as she worked steadily in the community to improve the lives of our most vulnerable families. Ida...
Empire Editorial: Closing schools will shut down communities

...25 students are predominantly Alaska Native students and communities (68.5 percent of 850 students are Native). According...Closing schools in too many cases will result in closing down communities after families move away. If lawmakers do insist on pursuing...


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