|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1914|
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 1995|
Services have been scheduled for Albert S. Davis, 80, Who died early Saturday morning at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. today at St. Michael's Cathedral with Archpriest Eugene Bourdukofsky officiating. The body will lie in state at the Kaayaashka Hit (Mother Coho House) until Wednesday morning.
An Alaska Native Brotherhood service begins at 11 a.m. at the ANB Hall, with Joe Howard giving the eulogy. Immediately after the ANB service, the funeral will be held at St. Michael's Cathedral.
Albert Sandy Davis was born Dec 24, 1914, in Hoonah to David Davis Sr. and Annie Johnson Davis. His Tlingit name was Aankadaxtseen, and he also was know as Wooshtootwuda.aat, Shtuwaa and Shaadaax.
He was chosen leader and spokesperson of the Raven moiety and L'uknax.adi (Coho) clan, as well as the caretaker of the Kaayaashka Hit (clan house).
He was a Kogwanton Dachan (grandson of Kogwanton) and Chookaneidi Yadi (child of Chookaneidi).
He was graduated from Sheldon Jackson.
He was a fisherman, captain of two boats, worked in the Sitka ans Juneau sawmills, was a longshoreman and was employed by the Swan Lake Senior Center.
He also was an enthusiastic educator at the Sheldon Jackson Museum.
He was a lifetime member of the ANB and served as president; belonged to the Russian choir, docent and staresta of the Russian church, and the Federate Russian Orthodox Church.
He was a board member of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, Sitka Historical Society and NATIVE Inc.
He supportrd cultural activities such as the Gajaa Heen and Noow Tlein Dancers, Sitka Native Education Program and the NATIVE Dog Point Fish Camp.
He loved and supported sports, particularly basketball. He was an umpire for the Little League, attended many wrestling and baseball games, and encouraged youn people in sports as well as cultural activities.
He was a member of the Toastmasters.
He loved to travel, and would go wherever his presence was needed for church, cultural or sports activities.
Preceding him in death were his parents, brothers Paul and August and sisters Martha Davis and Margaret Howard.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Gail Davis of Sitka Pioneers Home. Daughter Rose Ballinger of Sitka; granddaughters Cynthia Strabeck of Oregon, Cheryl George of Sitka, Debra George Willard and her son, Joshua, of Anchorage; grandson Russell George of Sitka; brothers David Kitka and Herman Kitka of Sitka; Sisters Sarah James of Sitka and Elizabeth (Betty) Houston and Gertrude Wright, both of Hoonah; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers will be Joe Howard, John Nielsen, Jim Button, Archie Nielsen, Russell George, John Parks, Sam Parks, John Howard, Patty Dick Hansen, Tim Tutiakoff, Roger Sele and Tom Sommers.
Honoray pallbearers will be George Jim, Frank Wright Sr., George Martin, Phillip Martin, Sam Martin, Aurthur Nielsen, Ray Nielsen Sr., Ed Kasho, Ed Mercer, Ron James, Pat Ness, Don Armstrong, Jacob White Jr. and James White.
Gail Fiske Davis (1903 - 1995)
Created by: Jerry Clark
Record added: Apr 18, 2010
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