Gil Truitt Dies

Category: Local News
Created on Friday, 10 July 2020 15:44

Gilbert Truitt

Gilbert Truitt, renowned Alaska educator and sports historian, died this morning at Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center. He was 93.

A member of the first graduating class of Mt. Edgecumbe High School, in 1948, Truitt returned to the school for a more than three-decade career as teacher, basketball coach and administrator, earning the affectionate title “Mr. Mt. Edgecumbe.”

An obituary and a schedule of services will appear in the Sentinel next week.