SHARING LANGUAGE – Coho clan leader Herman Davis speaks to about two dozen people attending a Tlingit language lesson Sunday afternoon in Centennial Hall. Davis is one of about 100 remaining Tlingit speakers who learned the language as children from relatives. Lance Twitchell, University of Alaska Southeast associate professor of Alaska Native languages in Juneau, hosted the free lesson, which was the second of three. The third lesson will be held Saturday noon to 2 p.m. at Centennial Hall. Twitchell is in Sitka teaching at The Outer Coast Summer Seminar. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Richard “Dick” Winters

Services for George Richard “Dick” Winters, a retired Sitka businessman, will be held 1 p.m. July 14 at the Sitka Elks Lodge.
A reception will follow, hosted by the Emblem Club.
Dick died July 9 at  his home in Sitka. He was 83.
He was born June 8, 1930, in Colby, Kansas, the son of Florence Louise (Wyatt) and Henry Morris Winters.

The family moved to Ketchikan in 1946, and he graduated from Ketchikan High School.
He moved to Sitka in 1964.
He and his wife, Anna, were married May 5, 1984, in Sitka at the home of good friends Kenny and Bonnie Stedman.
He enjoyed fishing and cooking, and visiting with friends and all his grandchildren.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge.
A loving husband, father and brother, he was loved by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and one son.

He is survived  by his wife, Anna Winters, one son, three daughters, two brothers, two sisters, 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Sitka Elks Lodge 1662.

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