Albert Kyle Shull Dies; Sitka Resident was 61

Albert Kyle Shull


Albert Kyle Shull, 61, passed away Friday, December 17, 2021, at his home in Sitka.

He was born August 17, 1960, in Mattoon, Illinois, to Albert Dwane Shull and Patsy Elaine (Elkin) Shull.

The family moved to Lakeside, California, when he was 8. He graduated from El Capitan High School and, following in his father’s footsteps, became a heavy equipment operator.

He was a lifelong member of I.U.O.E. Local 12. He worked on many important projects in the San Diego area and became a master of his craft.

He married Angel Rae in 1981 and they had four children. He later married Robin Juan, in 2001, and had another child. They moved to Sitka,where he spent the remaining years of his life in the place he felt was the finest on earth.

Kyle enjoyed the outdoors – hunting, fishing and just taking in the beauty around him.

He is survived by his children Aleah, Holly, Kyle James, Justin and Amanda Shull; his mother, Patsy, and his sister Keela (Shull) Denham; his niece Nakita (Phillip) Pruitt; nephew Theran Allee; grandson Ryder Dale Maverick Smith; and ex-wife Robin Shull. Kyle also leaves behind many cousins and good friends.

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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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