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Courtesy Karen Abel

Military historian John Cloe has died. First reported by the Alaska Dispatch News (ADN), Cloe died at his home in Anchorage on Monday.

In Memoriam: Michael Miller

Aug 18, 2016
KUCB File Photo

Michael Gerard Miller, 27, of East Quogue, NY, left this world on August 9, 2016. He was born in Southampton, NY, on December 19th, 1988, the son of Harry and Nancy Miller. He attended East Quogue Elementary School and then Westhampton Beach High School, where he excelled on the wrestling team and in art classes. After graduating in 2007 he joined the U.S. Coast Guard, achieving the rank of Petty Officer Second Class, MST.

In Memoriam: Jerah Chadwick

Jun 7, 2016

Jerah Chadwick, a resident of Unalaska from 1982 to 2008, passed away June 7 in San Antonio, Texas, surrounded by his loving sister and family. Jerah was the Alaska State Writer Laureate from 2004 to 2006. He was a poet of astonishing powers whose best work grew out of his years in the Aleutian Islands.

In Memoriam: Shirlie Ileen Bucher

Apr 20, 2016
Courtesy of the Engman Family

Shirlie Ileen (Engman) Bucher, age 86, of Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, Alaska, died Friday, April 8, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska.  Shirlie and her twin, Rosalie Ileen Beckett (1929-1983), were born September 27, 1929 at the Glacier Hospital in Cut Bank, Montana, to German homesteader/sodbuster Henry Otto and Mary Edna Peterson of Cut Bank, deceased.