Thank you

Posted: Friday, January 28, 2005

... for assisting students in contest

The Student Chapter of the National Home Builders Association would like to thank the following folks for assisting us in this years National Residential Construction Competition: The Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association for its generous donation of $1,200 toward student travel; the Filipino community for their donation of $100; Marquam George and Charlie Ross, both with University of Alaska Southeast, for the tremendous amount of time they donated toward student learning; Kelly Flynn at Design North for his time and assistance; MRV Architects for coaching our oral presentation and assistance on drawings; the Juneau School District for their support; and Mini Cherian for her time spent assisting chaperoning on our trip.

Craig Mapes,

Teacher and Team coach during search for Mass

On behalf of the Search and Rescue community involved in the search for Rebecca Mass last week, we would like to thank those businesses and individuals that provided support. Many involved in the search were kept energized, hydrated, and warmed by your thoughtful donations. These businesses include Heritage Coffee, Super Bear, Alaskan & Proud and the staff and individuals from Harborview Elementary who donated food and bottled water.

Also, special thanks to Alaska Communications Systems for providing metal detectors for the later phases of the search. Although expressing a sincere desire to help, Alaska Electrical Light and Power did not provide them as printed previously. The detectors AEL&P use are special purpose and would have not served our purpose.

Steve Handy

Juneau Mountain Rescue

... for the sympathy, prayers for father

My family and I would like to convey our most sincere thanks and appreciation for the outpouring of sympathy and prayers for my father, Richard James Stitt Sr., during his illness and passing. We were all so moved by the many get well cards, condolence cards, donations, the beautiful flower arrangements sent while he was ill and sent to his memorial, e-mails, phone calls, letters, food donations and visits to our home checking on his health, and later to offer expressions of sympathy. We also want to thank my granddaughter Julia's first and second grade class with Mrs. Hanna at Auke Bay School for making the lovely cards of sympathy.

We are so thankful for the medical staff in Juneau. Our angels were the entire Bartlett Regional Hospital emergency room crew on duty July 17, 2004, Dr. Maureen Longworth, SEARHC and Mary Kyle, Registered Nurse and Arma Waterhouse, Registered Nurse from Hospice. They gave Dad the best care they could while he was ill.

We are grateful to the rest of the staff at SEARHC, Hospice, Geneva Woods Alaska Medical Equipment and Supplies, and Ron's Apothecary. Everyone was so helpful and quick to help us.

Thank you to Sealaska Corporation, Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska and Grand Camp Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood, for providing an honorable memorial service at the Centennial Hall followed by a dinner at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. We know a lot of time and effort was spent in preparation and for that we are so grateful. We will never forget the beautiful service that was provided for Dad.

During Dad's illness and since his death, we have learned how many lives he touched. We have been told over and over again that he was an inspiration to people to learn their culture and language, obtain a higher education, become a life-long learner, always give to others in need and never forget to show your children how much you love them by loving and honoring their mother. He was a great role model, not only to our family, but to many others. So many people have expressed their respect and admiration for him and his accomplishments. The kindness and generosity of everyone who knew my father will always be remembered by my family and me.

Thank you all for your love and support during this trying time.

Christine Stitt Swanson,

Richard's daughter


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