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Obituaries

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2001

Alan Perry Bates

Juneau resident Alan Perry Bates died April 14, 2001, in Juneau.

He was born May 31, 1936, in San Francisco and moved to Juneau in 1971.

He attended schools in San Francisco and served in the U.S. Army from 195558.

He was a computer programmer from 1971-76 with the Alaska Department of Administration and Labor. In 1979 he returned as computer programmer for state Department of Health and Social Services. He retired in 1982 to start his own business as an independent contractor transporting mail for the Postal Service.

He was preceded in death by his mother Florence Bates, his father Harry Bates and brother John Bates.

He is survived by his wife Lois Bates of Juneau, his sons Scott Bates of Fairbanks and Brian Bates of Juneau, daughters Suzanne Carter of Juneau and Julie Bates of Louisville, Colo., grandchildren Daniel Bates, Joshua and Zachary Carter and Kanon Goetz.

A potluck and celebration of his life will be held 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Yacht Club near Aurora Harbor.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care of Juneau, 3200 Hospital Drive, Juneau, AK 99801.

Walter O. Sinn

Former Juneau resident Walter O. Sinn, 87, died on April 17, 2001, at Dorothy's Adult Care home in Friday Harbor, Wash.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. April 21, at the Island Community Church in Friday Harbor. A full obituary will follow.



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