UNLOADING – From left, Kent Barkhau, Linda Behnken and Terry Perensovich unload fish at the Seafood Producers Co-op dock from the F/V Woodstock recently. Behnken, executive director of Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association, talked to the Sentinel about an ALFA program to distribute 49,000 pounds of salmon to villages affected by poor subsistence fish returns. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Services Scheduled For Irene Nadja (Gamble) Paul, 88

Irene Nadja (Gamble) Paul

Irene Nadja (Gamble) Paul, a lifelong Sitka resident, was promoted to glory on October 30, 2019, in Sitka. She was 88.
She was born April 10, 1931, in Angoon, the eldest of nine children of Johnnie and Nadja Gamble.
She married Patrick Paul Sr. on March 13, 1951. Their children were Patrick Paul Jr., Erick Paul, Lawrence Paul, George Paul, Patricia Puletau, Emma Beck, Roberta Gulledge, Franklin Paul, Joseph Younack Jr., Jean Arnold, and Alfred Paul.
She attended Mt. Edgecumbe and the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Not only was she a devoted mother, she worked more than 25 years as licensed practical nurse at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital, where she blessed many with her knowledge and kindness.
Irene’s love of her Tlingit culture and language was manifested in many forms, including as a lifetime member of Alaska Native Brotherhood/Alaska Native Sisterhood, and networking with other like-minded elders to help develop a written dictionary of the Tlingit language.
Among her many joys were travelling, doing crafts, knitting, reading, game shows and church and family.
She also enjoyed sharing her extensive knowledge of the Tlingit language with anyone wanting to learn.
Being a grandmother was one of her biggest joys. Her grandchildren include Deidre Paul, Charles Paul, John Paul, Celeste Mendoza, Fusi Puletau, Shadrach Puletau, Patrick Beck, Dylan Paul, and Amber Paiuk, and she had numerous great-grandchildren.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband Patrick Paul Sr., children Patrick Paul Jr. and Emma Beck, and her great-grandchild Gabriel Lange.
A viewing open to the public will be held at Prewitt Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the ANB Founders Hall.
Her family thanked her caregivers and many friends at SEARHC.  “Thank you for all the prayers and support from her friends and community,” the family said.


August 5, 2020

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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 9-18-20)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 10:30 a.m. Friday.

New cases as of Thursday: 108

Total statewide – 6,658

Total (cumulative) deaths – 45

Active cases in Sitka – 30 (20 resident; 10 non-resident) *

Recovered cases in Sitka – 26 (22 resident; 4 non-resident) *

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 257.

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

* These numbers reflect State of Alaska data. Local cases may not immediately appear on DHSS site, or are reported on patient’s town of residence rather than Sitka’s statistics. 

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20 YEARS AGO
September 2000

Photo caption: First-grader Megan Polasky happily holds a large turnip as she and other first-graders from Baranof Elementary School harvest some of the vegetables they planted last spring as kindergartners behind the Russian Bishop’s House. Park Service Ranger Harvey Brandt, center, watches over the gardening project.

50 YEARS AGO
September 1970

The Sentinel adds its congratulations to the following persons listed on the Woman’s Club community calender: Earl E. Smith, Wallis George, Frank Williams, Robert Blankenship, and Frank O. Williams Sr., whose birthdays are today, and Ed and Monte Littlefield, whose anniversary is today.

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