Ron Cunningham Dies; Fisherman was Age 56

Ronnie Cunningham

Ronnie Cunningham passed away peacefully August 17, 2022, in his home in Lake Havasu, Arizona, just after returning home from trolling the Sitka Alaska Seas. He was 56.

Ronnie was born May 29, 1966, and grew up in Marysville, Washington.

After attending Marysville Pilchuck, working mostly with Bachmann Construction and Gaffney Construction. He was also a HVAC installer.

His true passion was fishing. Later he became an owner/skipper of the Ragged Glory, Cinnamon Girl, and then the Juanita C. He had loved to fish from the time he was a young boy fishing at Silver Lake in Everett, Washington. He learned the skill from his father, Phil Cunningham, the previous owner of the Juanita C.

Ronnie leaves behind two sisters, Kathy Pickett and Susan Bearer; three brothers, Rick Bachmann, Steve Bachmann and Michael Pickett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The highlight of his life was his daughter Karli Cunningham and his 3-year-old granddaughter Remmi.

He was preceded in death by his mother Marjorie Bachmann and his stepfather Charles O. Bachmann.

Ronnie will be greatly missed by all his family, friends, and fellow fishermen. Ronnie came into this world going at high speed and left just as quickly, his family said.

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At a Glance

(updated 9-28-22)

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, September 28.

New cases as of Wednesday: 546

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 282,928

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,329

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,955

Case Rate per 100,000 – 74.91

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 – 117.30

Cases in last 7 days – 10

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,358

Hospitalizations (to date) – 29

Deceased (cumulative) – 7

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






September 2002

Photo caption: Bus drivers Derrell John and Sabrina Smith stand next to the new Community Ride buses at Crescent Harbor bus stop, which serves as a transfer point. The two public transportation buses will run two routes, one along Halibut Point Road, the other along Sawmill Creek Road. 


September 1972

 Photo caption: Bill Willis, the new owner-manager of the Dip’n’ Sip in the Triune Building serves up another ice cream cone for a pleased customer. Bill and his wife Dorothy purchased the business from JoAnne Harris. Along with the ice cream treats, sandwiches and soups will be added to the menu.