Robin H. Truman Dies; Former Sitkan was 79

Robin H. Truman

Robin H. Truman, a former Sitkan, passed away peacefully at OHSU hospital in Portland, Oregon, early on Dec. 26. He was 79.

He was born May 2, 1941, in Astoria, Oregon, one of three children of Monica and
Reuben Truman. He grew up in Astoria, and became a heavy equipment operator.

While he was working on construction of the O’Connell Bridge in 1971-72, he fell in love with Sitka and decided to make it his home.

He worked for S&S Construction Co. here, and was a member of Operating Engineers Local 302.

He was a member of the Moose Lodge, as well as the American Legion and Elks Lodge.

Robin left Sitka in 2014, and was living in The Dalles, Oregon, at the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by his wife Linda (Shivers) Truman. He is survived by his children, Robert Truman and wife Karimae Carlson of Sitka, Alaska, and Jennifer Truman and husband Hector Hertado of Colima, Mexico; grandchildren Ryker Lee Truman, Kailanna Sue Truman and  Coralynn Remington Carlson, all of Sitka; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by AfterCare Family Memorial Mortuary in Portland, Oregon. A memorial is planned in May.

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At a Glance

(updated 8-17-22)

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 12:15 pm Wednesday, August 17.

New cases as of Wednesday: 1,444

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 277,007

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,296

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,843

Case Rate per 100,000 – 198.11

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

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "High.'' Case statistics are as of Wednesday.

Case Rate per 100,000 – 211.20

Cases in last 7 days – 18

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,022

Hospitalizations (to date) – 29

Deceased (cumulative) – 7

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






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