Anthony Jack Sharclane, always known as Tony, died at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska on March 4, 2011. He was 38 years old.
He was born in Juneau on July 7, 1972. He lived in Hoonah before he moved to Juneau with his mother and brothers. Tony attend school in both Hoonah and Juneau.
Tony is survived by his daughters Samantha and Sassy Sharclane; mother, Myrna Brown; father John Sharclane; grandmother Beatrice M. Brown Sr.; aunts Maureen, Laura, Audrey, Beatrice, Jr. and Christina Brown, Diane Carrier and Sarah Lampe; uncles Archie Jr., Greg, Daniel, Gary, William, Frankie Brown Sr., Dean and Daniel Sharclane Jr.; and more than 150 nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by Archie Jack Brown Sr.; Daniel Sharclane Sr.; Sarah Sharclane Sr.; Paul Brown; Jack Brown Sr.; Jack Brown Jr.; Kenneth Brown; Anthony Jay Brown; Charlie Sharclane; Norma Rockwood; Deloris Rose; Robert Brown Sr.; Linda Brown; Charlotte Beatrice Brown; Clifford Wayne White; Frances Johnson; Jeremiah Brown; Joe White Sr.; Archie White; Annie White; Daniel White Sr.; Daniel White Jr.; Mabel Williams; Archie Lawrence; Joe Joe White; Irving White; and Billy Jones.
His family wrote: “Tony was a positive asset to his family. He was a father figure to his cousins and always made sure everyone was safe. Tony would stop to give a hug or smile; he would listen when you thought no one cared. Tony knew all the right things to say. He never used words as a weapon, he used them to get positive results. Ellen Sharclane described him as the glue of the family because he made sure we stuck together through hard times and good times he made birthdays special, holidays were like Christmas with all trimming because he was there for us. Always renting the ANB Hall for events and birthdays as we are a very big family. Tony was a positive support for the Southeast Native Veterans and women’s Auxiliary, always helping his mother without question. A special salute to Tony for coming through to a positive end.”
Pallbearers are Walter Brown, Christopher Brown, John Brown, Greg Brown, Ryan White and Brandon Cook.
Honorary pallbearers are Jake White Sr., Jerry White Sr., Harry Sharclane, George Dalton Jr., Frank O Williams Jr., Richard Williams and Harold McKinley Sr.
Services will be held at Tlingit and Haida Community Building at 6 p.m. Saturday.
His family wrote that they plan to travel to Hoonah on Sunday morning for a memorial service to be held at 6 p.m. at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Another service will follow at noon on Monday at the ANB hall.
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