LONG LAYOVER – Bill Foster checks out the 40-foot Russian-flagged inflatable catamaran, Iskatel, that’s been hauled out near the UAS parking lot for the past two years. The pandemic put a halt to the international sailing trip that began in Russia, but the skipper, Anatoly Kazakevich, who recently spoke to the Sentinel, is hopeful about resuming the adventure in the spring and sailing to Siberia. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Services Scheduled For Terrance ‘Terry’ Moses

Terrance “Terry” Moses

Terrance “Terry” Moses, formerly of Sitka, passed away in his home at Wildflower Courts in Juneau on November 13, 2020. He was 58.

Services will be held in Sitka at 11 a.m. Friday, November 27, at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi community house.

His final resting place will be at Sitka Memorial Park.

Terry was born to Mazie Margaret Moses in Clarkston, Washington, on December 20, 1961. While raised on the Nez Perce Reservation in Lapwai and Kamiah, Idaho, he was immersed in the First Indian Presbyterian Church,  which would be his lifelong support from an early age. 

He moved to Sitka in August 1979 to attend Sheldon Jackson College to study fish hatcheries for the Nez Perce Tribe but fell in love with the Alaska waters. Terry spent the next 40 years employed by Alaska Commercial Fisheries, Crabbing, and Northwest Coast Art.

Being raised as a traditional Nez Perce, Terry had a high regard for cultural activities. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, language and dance, and he passed on his skills and knowledge to his daughter and grandchildren.

Terry was preceded in death by his mother Mazie Moses; sister Susan Seven; his brothers Edward Moses and Douglas Moses; his grandparents Lillian and Elias Moses Jr.; his aunt Elvira “Tweet” (Floyd) Hendren; his uncles Gabriel Moses, Norman Moses and Lester Moses; his father-in-law, Richard Marvin Sr. and brother-in-law Richard Marvin Jr.; and his nephew, Calvin Siems.

Terrance is survived by his wife, Martha Moses; his children Teresa Moses and Teryn Moses Vantrease of Boise, Idaho; his grandsons Andrew Lawrence, Eli Lawrence, Camden James, John James and Terrance James; his aunt Mariam Queen; his sister Leslie (Liam) Randall; his nephews Edward Randall and Evan Randall; his “favorite mother-in-law” Vera Marvin; sister-in-law Donna (Bill) Trivett; brothers-in-law, Wayne Marvin and Dwayne Marvin Sr.; and numerous loving brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Alaska COVID-19 
At a Glance

(updated 10-26-21)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 10:02 a.m. Tuesday.

New cases as of Monday: 749

Total statewide – 130,482

Total (cumulative) deaths – 688

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 2,749

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The COVID alert rate for Sitka is “high,” based on 30 new resident COVID cases in the past 7 days, a rate of 351.99 per 100,000 population. Alert status will be high until the rate per thousand is below 100. Case statistics are as of Sunday.

New cases in Sitka – 4 

Cases in last 7 days – 30

Cumulative Sitka cases – 1,088

Cumulative non-resident cases – 102

Unique positive cumulative test results in Sitka, as of 10/22/21 – 1,210

Deceased (cumulative) – 5

The local case data are from the City of Sitka website.

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October 2001

Bart Meyer earned first place in the Sitka Sportsman’s Association’s annual Alaska Day Biathlon. He was followed by Jeremy McLaughlin, Paul Lashway, Greg Horton and Jack Ozment.

October 1971

The Alaska Day parade was one of the longest ... Alaska Airlines’float with a giant golden samovar and the New Archangel Dancers aboard won first place; the Sitka High band and drill team won second; the Pioneer Bar float won third, and honorable mentions went to the Coast Guard float and Mt. Edgecumbe High band.