COLD WEATHER CASUALTY – Sitka Public Works Department employees dig up a section of broken water line near the corner of Price Street and Sawmill Creek Road this afternoon. Nearby houses continue to have water, but may have reduced pressure. While work is being done, the intersection is closed from the corner to Lillian Drive. Detours for access to the Lance Drive and the Hillside Subdivision neighborhoods are from Smith Street and Jarvis Street. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Services to be Held Monday For Robert C. Widmark, 45

Robert Charles Widmark 

 

    Services for Robert Charles Widmark will be held 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi community house.
    Robert died Dec. 29, 2019, in Anchorage, at the age of 45.
    He was born Dec. 27, 1974, in Sitka, the son of Agnes “Jeannie” (Kinegak) and Lawrence “Woody” Widmark. He was of the Luk’ nax.adi, a Coho, and his Tlingit name was Kaal yaak/Siveluk.
    He attended Pacific High in Sitka and college in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    An athlete, he played baseball and basketball, and also enjoyed computer programs and games. In Sitka he worked at Alaska Pulp Co., the Channel Club, and Sitka Sound Seafood.
    He was a member of Sons of the American Legion.
    In 2010 he moved to Anchorage, and was living there at the time of his death.
    Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Agnes “Jeannie” Widmark; his grandfather, Lawrence “Gunka” Widmark Sr.; his brother, MichaelJohn Widmark; grandparents Viva and Paul Kinegak; and his grandmother  Pearl Dick.
    Surviving are his father, Lawrence “Woody” Widmark; brother Lester Widmark; daughter Jessica Widmark; and granddaughters Angela Widmark, Amelia Widmark, and Athena VonScheerschmidt, all of Sitka.
    The family suggests memorial donations to Little League, city league softball, the Salvation Army, and the American Legion Christmas party.

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