Robin H. Truman Dies; Former Sitkan was 79

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Created on Wednesday, 30 December 2020 15:32
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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.