GIVING TIME – Debe Brincefield of the Sitka Salvation Army helps distribute food at the Salvation Army on Sawmill Creek Road this afternoon. More than 50 Sitkans were lined up at noon to receive Thanksgiving baskets that included frozen turkeys and fresh vegetables. Food drives were held recently at all Sitka grocery stores to help stock the pantry. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

George Anderson

    A celebration of life for George Anderson will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at the Swan Lake Senior Center.
    He passed away Nov. 25 at SEARHC-Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital at the age of 95.
    George Anderson, Daak.Dein.Taan, a Raven Sea Pigeon of the Snail House, was born Dec. 1, 1919, to Louis and Jenny (Stevens) Anderson, in a mining camp on Chichagof Island.
    He attended school and graduated from Chichagof school. When the mine shut down, the family moved to Sitka. George held many jobs, working in the mine, lumber yards, and fishing. He retired as a maintenance supervisor at the Sitka Pioneers Home after 35 years.
    He served in the Army National Guard as a sergeant for five years during World War II, and received an honorable discharge.
    He was a member of the American Legion, Moose Lodge and the Elks Lodge.
    George married the love of his life, Esther Jean Max, in September 1952.He loved his family dearly, especially his grandkids and great-grandchild, and his nephews and nieces.
    George’s favorite pastime was fishing, hunting, clam digging, gathering seaweed and sharing it with his family and friends.
    He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Jean Anderson; his wife Jean (Max); his son George Max; brothers Alan Anderson and Larry Anderson; and sisters Helen Anderson, Hazel Lawton and Esther Ricaporte. All were of Sitka.
    Surviving are his children, William “Bill” Anderson of Sitka; Charlotte Bernhardt of Sitka, Doris Emanoff (George Swain) of Juneau, Donald (Becky) Anderson of Sitka; and daughter-in-law Diane Max.
    Also surviving are his grandchildren are Jeannie Emanoff of Sitka and Kake, Charles Emanoff of Juneau, Mary Bernhardt of Sitka, Dallas (Becky) Peavey of Sitka, and Amanda Ness of Marysville, Wash.; great-grandchildren Ashlynn Emanoff, and Dakota, dillon and Audrey Peavey, all of Sitka; and many nieces and nephews.
    He will be greatly missed by his family, and all who knew him, his family said.

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