RIGGING IN THE RAIN – Spencer Severson works on trolling gear this afternoon aboard his sailboat, the F/V Dryas, in ANB Harbor. The Sitka Sound commercial spring troll season opened June 16. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the Sitka Sound fishery has been extended and will now close at 11:59 p.m. June 21. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Alan Riste

Alan Leroy Riste, a Sitka resident for 47 years, died Sept. 18 at his home. He was 77.
At his request, no services will be held.
He was born May 28, 1935, in Oroville, Wash., the son of Robert and Dorothy (Peterson) Riste. He grew up in Oroville.
He loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors, and was passionate about baseball. Two days after he volunteered for the military draft in 1955 he received a letter from the New York Yankees about trying out for the team as a pitcher.
After serving in the U.S. Army, he attended Central Washington University, 1960-64, and received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.  
He married Nona Morgan on Jan. 25, 1964, and in March 1965 they came to Sitka, where he worked for Alaska Pulp Corp. as a process engineer and lab supervisor.
Survivors include is wife, Nona Riste; brothers Bob Riste and Ben Riste; sisters Dolly Sneve and Vikki Riste-Dillon; children Alana Riste, Melissa Plosay and Brian Riste; and grandchildren Zach Riste, Ivy Riste, Kaci Bellon and Alan Plosay.

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