Services to be Saturday for David Davis III, 67

David Davis III


Services have been scheduled for David Davis III, a lifelong Sitka resident who died April 25. He was 67.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at St. Michael’s Cathedral. Lunch will follow at the American Legion, beginning at 1 p.m.

David was born April 10, 1955, in Sitka, the son of Josephine and David Davis Jr.

He attended Sitka schools and afterward was a firefighter with the Sitka Volunteer Fire Department, for eight years, and a taxi driver for some 20 years.

In recent years he became interested in carving, and created paddles and other pieces of Tlingit art that he shared with family and friends.

David was preceded in death by two brothers, Ron and Lester Davis, and a sister Josephine.

He is survived by three brothers, Robert, Patrick and Willie Davis, all of Sitka, and nephews and nieces.

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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.





May 2002

Police blotter: Two juveniles who were seen throwing their belonging at each other were told to stop or face arrest. ... A woman was reported arguing with her husband and friends, all of whom agreed she had been drinking too much. ... A man said he thought a neighbor had his missing cat, but the neighbor showed police his cat and her six kittens. A watch will be kept for the missing cat.


May 2002

 There will not be a commercial herring spawn and help fishery in the Sitka area, Jim Parker, Fish & Game fisheries management biologist, announced.  There’s been good herring spawn but herring haven’t spawned in the macrocystis kelp beds.