Service Scheduled Tuesday for George Robert Paul

George Robert Paul


Services for George Robert Paul are scheduled 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at  the ANB Founders Hall.

Those attending are invited to bring a dish to share for after the services.

George was born Nov. 26, 1956, at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital, and was promoted to glory Dec. 11, 2021, at age 65.

George was L’eeneidi of the Raven moiety, a child of the Kaagwaantaan Eagle/Wolf moiety. His father was Anahootz (Patrick J. Paul Sr.) Kaagwaantaan, and his mother was Yax’laat [Irene Nadja (Gamble) Paul] L’eeneidi.

George proudly served as an infantryman in the 3rd Battalion 39th Infantry and achieved the rank of staff sergeant for the 6th infantry of the Amy National Guard until 1993. “He was proud to have the community hold events that honored our veterans,” his family said.

George was also proud of his educational achievements.  He received  Certified Nursing Assistant certification and advanced to License Practical Nurse (LPN). George was committed to his chosen profession and cared for both his coworkers and patients at the Sitka Pioneers Home, Sitka Community Hospital, SEARHC, Center for Community Sitka, and up north in Wasilla and Palmer, as an LPN.

George was working at Maple Springs in Palmer when he passed, his family said.

Like his father, George was active in the Native community. He was a member of Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 1, and served as president. He also was elected as a delegate for Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska; was elected to the Tribal Council for Sitka Tribe of Alaska; and was a Salvation Army soldier.

George was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick Paul Sr. and Irene Paul, and siblings Patrick J. Paul and Emma Jean Beck (Paul).

He is survived by siblings Erick Paul, Lawrence Paul, Patricia Puletau, Franklin Paul, Roberta Gulledge and Alfred Paul; adopted clan sister Jean Arnold; brothers-in-law Steven Gulledge and Mark Puletau; and many nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, and grand-nieces.

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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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