SUN AND SNOW – Snow evaporates off the roof of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Thursday. More late season snow mixed with rain  is in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday. Sunny weather is in the forecast for the first part of next week. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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Tony Hrebar Passes Away; Former Resident Was 50

Anthony “Tony” Evan Hrebar

Anthony “Tony” Evan Hrebar passed away suddenly at the age of 50 in his residence on May 15, 2022, in Wasilla, Alaska.

 Tony, as his friends and family knew him, was born to Carmen and Anthony “Tony” Hrebar in Sitka on Sept. 3, 1971. His father worked for the U.S. Forest Service, which brought his family from Washington State to Kake in 1967. One year after his birth, in 1972, the Hrebar family relocated to Sitka, where Tony went to school and lived until moving to Wasilla, in 1984.

Tony began working for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at age 17 in 1988, learning how to design, build, and install fish weirs for the salmon fisheries management in the drainage of the Matanuska Susitna Valley.

Tony recently began his 34th season working on the Deshka weir for ADFG as a Fish Tech 3.

Tony is missed dearly by his family and will be remembered for his care and love for nature. His passion for Alaska’s wildlife was evidenced by his dedication to his lifelong career with Fish & Game. As an avid lover of the outdoors, he also spent much of his personal time hiking, fishing, photographing nature, gold panning, and rock and gem hunting.  

In 2016, Tony began to spend winters, between work seasons, with his mother and sister in Kingdom City and Columbia, Missouri, where he explored the outdoors of the Midwest. Tony had recently told family he was planning to retire from the ADFG at the end of the 2022 season. 

Tony is survived by his mother Carmen Hrebar of Columbia, Missouri; sisters Jennifer Hrebar-Ihler and husband Ron Ihler of Kingdom City, Missouri, Antoinette Beck and husband Mark Beck, of Wasilla; nieces Machaela Raney, Brittany Tilton and Keanna Beck; nephews Ryan Beck, Sterling Beck and Kendall Beck; and great-nieces and -nephews Malakai and Olivia Raney, Bjorn and Bianca Beck and Charlotte Tilton.

Tony was preceded in death by his father Anthony Eugene Hrebar, of Sitka; his maternal grandparents William and Ruby Beeks of Packwood, Washington; and paternal grandparents Anthony and Tressa Hrebar, of Beaverdale, Pennsylvania.

The family, in lieu of a formal service, encourages you to visit Tony’s memorial website at to honor his life and memory with pictures, stories, and bits of his Alaskan history, and where his family encourages you to share thoughts and memories about his life.

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April 2004

Photo caption: Grace Larson holds one of the Easter breads she baked for sale at the annual Rainy Day Bazaar Saturday at Centennial Hall. Hundreds turned out for the event, sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard Spouses and Women’s Association.


April 1974

All youngsters from walking age on up to age 12 are invited to an Easter egg hunt Sunday. Ages 5 and under meet at the Centennial Building; ages 6-9 in front of the visitor center at Totem Park; and ages 10-12 at Totem Park. Some $150 in cash and merchandise prizes will be offered.


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