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Mailbox for the week of Oct. 2

Posted: October 1, 2011 - 11:03pm

Thanks from the family of Joseph Tagaban

The love and support that we have received during this time of the loss of our son and brother, Joey, has been one of the most heartwarming , touching experiences of our lives. Juneau you are an amazing city.

We want you to know that your strength, your generosity and even your tears mixed with ours has turned this tragedy into a time of awe of how good God is and how He loves us so very much. We are blessed to have you in our lives. The outpouring of compassion shown to our family will never be forgotten.

There is no possible way that we could ever thank each one of you individually, but we want to take a moment to acknowledge the following:

Juneau Christian Center, Glacier Valley Church of God, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Juneau Police Department, Alaskan Memorial Park and Mortuary, Coeur Alaska Kensington Mine, University of Alaska, Alaska Native Sisterhood, Alaska Native Brotherhood, Goldbelt Inc., Sealaska Corp. Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, Facebook Tagaban Travel Fund, Confidential Employees Association/Alaska Public Employees Association, Kinross Ft. Knox Fairbanks Gold Mining Inc., Redpath Mining, Pogo Mine, Alaska Litho, Juneau Tours, Johnson Youth Center, Juneau Economic Development Council, and the Juneau Motorcycle Community.

We are truly humbled. Our deep appreciation goes out to those across the country who have reached out to us in ways too numerous to count. The flowers, the cards, food donations, personal notes and letters mean so much to us. Your prayers have sustained us.

Thank you. Gunalchéesh.

Mike and Sandy Tagaban, Tanya and Ezra Clark, Michelle and Logan Rosson, Sidney Tagaban, and Ricky Tagaban.

Thanks from the family of Kayla Fawcett

We, the family, would like to extend our gratitude and heart filled thanks to following for the kind and generous donations and support for the family of Kayla M. Fawcett, who passed away on Aug. 30.

Donations were given by Mount Roberts Tram, Driftwood Lodge Hotel, Goldbelt Hotel, Rufus K. Page, Studio Raven’s Nest, Tlingit and Haida Central Council, El Sombrero, Mount Juneau Trading Post, Cassin Jade Inc., SeAlaska Coop., Gene Chilton, Peer Amid Beads, Alaska & Proud, KINY Radio, Subway and Granma Gloria.

A thank you as well to Filipino Community Bingo and manager, Joy Margolis, Multiple Charity Association Bingo and manager, Melinda Joseph, and Tlingit and Haida Community Bingo and manager Daniel Lindoff.

From Julie Nielsen, mother, Charles F. Fawcett Jr., father, and siblings George and Jojo.

Coed softball tournament beneficiary offers thanks

Words are not enough to express my thanks to the following for organizing and participating in the Coed Benefit Softball Tournament that was held Aug. 26-28 to help with my cancer costs: Gary & Diane Diekmann, Butch from Juneau Sports Association, Chrissy Hicks, Stacey Augustus, Tina Lee and Heidi Adams. Thank you also to Alaska Communications Systems and Alaskan Outdoor Wearhouse and Embroidery for the sweatshirts. Teams: RB Communications, Alaska Communications, Life Is Good, Killer Bees, Nizich Dental, McGloven, Big Red Goes Pink, AML Hooligans, Dental Distress, Bartlett Wombats, Team Ginny (Malia Hayward State Farm), Fam-A-Lee, Party Fouls, Mish Mash, Bartlett Battitudes, Reliable Oil, Haz Gas, Off The Cuffs and Search Party. My Womens’ Softball Teammates: Lisa Corcoran, Toi Gile, Sandi Branum, Pam Gruchacz, Laura Doogan, Tonya Isturis, Katherine Andrews and Hilary Martin. Umpires; Dale Hicks, Everet Boster, Dee Boster, Guy Warren, Charlie Lewis, Dave Hayes, Gary Diekmann, Chance Chamberlain, Scott Wilwert, Paul Decarlo, Spanky, Tanya Lewis and Darren Adams. Thank you to the more than 63 Juneau businesses that donated to this event for the silent auction, concessions, bake sale, donations and 50/50 tickets. If I missed anyone, please know how much you are appreciated. Thank You so very much for your prayers, support and what a blessing each one of you are.

Ginny Martin

Thanks from the Zukas Family

Our family would like to thank everyone who has helped since our home burned. First, we thank God the smoke alarm sounded and we all got out in time. Thank you to Capital City Fire and Rescue and Juneau Police Department for the speed and skill of your response. Thank you to the Red Cross and our friends for places to stay and regroup. Thank you to our co-workers at Fred Meyer, Capital Transit and Crew Shuttle. Finally, thank you to all the church members and friends for the outpouring of love, prayers and support in our time of need.

Robert and Antonita Zukas

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