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)

Patrick Paul Jr.

Services for Patrick Paul Jr. are scheduled 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at ANB Founders Hall. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. with potluck to follow at ANB Founders Hall.
Patrick died Dec. 3 at his home in Anchorage. He was 60.
He was born Dec. 11, 1951, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Juneau. He was the oldest child of Patrick J. Paul Sr, and Irene (Gamble) Paul.  His Tlingit name was Gweilk’, of the Raven Dog Salmon clan.  A child of the Tlienadee clan, Patrick cherished his culture and was a proud representative of his people.
Patrick lived in Sitka and worked for the Alaska Pulp Corp. until the shutdown in 1993. Afterward he moved to Anchorage to seek employment and attend classes at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he majored in paralegal studies. His most recent passion was caring for his three young great-nephews in Anchorage.
Patrick’s nurturing personality and willingness to make sacrifices for the greater good made him an invaluable member of humanity, as well as to his family.
Patrick will be forever remembered by his mother Irene; his brothers, Erick, Larry, George, Frank and Alfred; sisters Patricia and Roberta; nieces; Deidre, Celeste, and Fusi; nephews; Charles, John, Dylan, and Shadrach; and his great-nephews, Conner, William, and Riley Paul.
Pallbearers will be: Steve Gullegde, Spike Arnold, Gerry Hope, K.L. Nielsen, Andrew Roberts, Pete Karras Jr., Ernie Karras, James Bennett, Kyle Young, Henry Johnson Sr., and Darrell Austin Jr.

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