PIPING POINTERS – Bagpiper Adam Smith, with the Seattle Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums, gets an assist from Baranof Elementary School first-grader Eleanor Ebanks this afternoon at the covered area on the school playground. The Seattle band has become an integral part of the Alaska Day festival, performing at schools and in the parade during the day and at downtown venues at night. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Susan Tisher Dies at Age 71

Susan Tisher

    Susan Nadine “Susie” Tisher, a lifelong Alaskan, passed away at Sitka Community Hospital on April 13, 2019, at the age of 71.
    She had been ill for more than a year.
    Susie was born in Ketchikan July 24, 1947, the daughter of Edward “Beamie” and Mildred Fredrickson. When she was young the family moved to Sitka. There she met and fell in love with Jerry Tisher, and they were married March 27, 1965, in Sitka. They had celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary shortly before her death.
    Susie was a full-time mom, and also a licensed practical nurse – she worked at hospitals in Juneau and Ketchikan as well as Sitka.
    She also worked with her husband at the Snettesham Hydro Plant out of Juneau.
    Susie loved spending time with her family. Her favorite pastimes included cooking with her husband, playing poker and bowling.
    She also loved to fish – especially in the Sitka Salmon Derby.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Linda Lee.
    She is survived by her husband, children Deanne Lynn Kubik of Sitka, and Jerry Edward Tisher of Juneau; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
    She will be missed by many.
    Services have not yet been scheduled.


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