Services Scheduled April 25 for Maria 'Sally' Tambag

Maria “Sally” Tambag


Services for Maria “Sally” Tambag have been scheduled for Monday, April 25.

A funeral Mass is to be held at noon at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church. Following burial at Sitka National Cemetery, a reception will be held at the church.

Sally died April 14 at the Sitka Pioneers Home. She was 94.

She was born Oct. 23, 1927, in Palnab Virac Catanduanes, Philippines. She came to Sitka in 1978, and worked in the Sitka School District for many years.

She had resided at the Pioneers Home since 2020.

She was active in the Filipino Community of Sitka.

Sally’s husband, Joe Tambag, died in Sitka in 1985.

Survivors include a stepson, Leo Mina, of San Jose, California; and two sisters, Lydia, who lives in Italy, and Estella, who lives in the Philippines.

Pallbearers at Monday’s service will be Pete Villanueva, Tom Buzard, Russadell Buzard, Elpi Manuel, Salvador Agne and John Wathen.

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At a Glance

(updated 5-18-22)

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 11:55 pm Wednesday, May 18.

New cases as of Wednesday: 1,675

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 249,522

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,252

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,762

Current Hospitalizations – 44

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

COVID in Sitka

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

Cases in last 7 days – 54

Cumulative Sitka cases – 2,633

Hospitalizations (to date) – 32

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.





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