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In Memoriam: Fredrick Lekanoff

Dec 19, 2018
Lekanoff Family

  Fredrick Lekanoff

October 22, 1980 - November 27, 2018

Fredrick Lekanoff, age 38 of Unalaska, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and was welcomed into Jesus' loving arms Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

Fredrick's love for life was infectious. He enjoyed fishing, grilling, cooking, camping and watching the Seahawks win, but above all else, his greatest desire was to spend quality time with his family and friends.

In Memoriam: Laresa G. Moses

Sep 12, 2018

Laresa G. Moses

Devoted Mother and Grandmother

March 16, 1953 – September 8, 2018

Laresa lost her battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at her home in Anchorage, AK surrounded by her family. Laresa was born in Unalaska, AK to Margaret Anderson (Makarin) and graduated from Unalaska City School in 1972.

In Memoriam: Purita Stonecipher

Jul 11, 2018

Purita Larot Stonecipher, long time resident of Unalaska, passed away on June 16, 2018, in Vacavalley Hospital in California.  She was 67 years old.

Courtesy of Julia Dushkin

The last person born in the traditional village of Kashega has died.

Eva Tcheripanoff grew up in the small Unangax̂ community on Unalaska Island and spent the 1930s hunting foxes, eating dry fish, and playing with homemade stone dolls.

That all changed during World War II, when Kashega was evacuated and never resettled. But as KUCB's Laura Kraegel reports, Tcheripanoff came through the upheaval and lived a long life of 90 years.


TCHERIPANOFF (Unangam Tunuu and English): "I was born in Kashega and I used to play around."

In Memoriam: Alexander Johannesen

Jan 24, 2018

Alexander Johannesen, 30, formerly of Fly Creek, NY, died unexpectedly in Dutch Harbor, AK, on Thursday, Jan. 18. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Louis C. Jones Center at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY.