GROWING CONCERNS – Sitkans Andrea Fraga and Kaleb Aldred of Middle Island Gardens introduce themselves to an audience of around 100 this afternoon during the Southeast Alaska Farmers Summit in Sweetland Hall on the SJ campus. The three-day conference, organized by Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, Sustainable Southeast Partnership, runs through Sunday at several Sitka venues. Some of Saturday's topics include farming in Fairbanks, pest control and cultivating gourmet mushrooms. Vendor tables will be set up on Saturday and Sunday at Harrigan Centennial Hall. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Kevin Patrick Willman


Kevin Patrick Willman

A funeral Mass for Kevin Patrick Willman will be held noon Friday, August 4, at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church.
    A potluck will follow at the church.
    Kevin, a lifelong Sitka resident, died unexpectedly on May 27, 2016, at Sitka Community Hospital. He was 42.
    Kevin was born Sept. 10, 1973, at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital, the son of Arthur and Mary Willman. He attended Sitka schools, graduating from Sitka High, then received a bachelor of arts degree from Washington State University, in Pullman, Wash.
    He returned to Sitka, and at the time of his death ran the fresh shipping desk at Sitka Sound Seafoods, where he had begun working in 1990.
    He did a great job running the desk, and kept calm in the middle of fresh fish chaos, his co-workers said. He was incredibly patient, and had an easy-going personality. “Kevin will most certainly be missed.”
    Kevin was preceded in death by his father, in 2005.
    He is survived by his mother, Mary Willman, of Whidby Island, Wash.; his sister Jean Fate, her husband, Christopher, of Everett, Wash., and their sons, Dylan of Denver, Colo., and Casey, of Everett; his sister, Susan Willman, and her children, Brianna, Kaiya and Krystina, all of Everett; brother, Brian Willman, and his son, Sean, both of Tualatin, Ore.
    His aunts are Peggy Kawiakowski and her husband, Bob, of Highland Mills, N.Y.; Trudy Mercer of Virginia Beach, Va.; and Eileen Rapp of Queens, N.Y.; and his uncles are James McHugh of Connecticutt, Tom McHugh and his wife Nancy of New Jersey, John McHugh of Staten Island, N.Y., and Raymond Willman, of Staten Island.


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