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Richard H. Carle Jr., 67, died April 2, 2003, at Seattle University Hospital.
He was born Dec. 1, 1935, in Ketchikan to Emily and Richard H. Carle Sr. He was the oldest of six children. His Tlingit name was Kaagu from Raven Moiety. He served his country as an infantryman in the U.S. Army.
As a fisherman, he was captain of many fishing boats, including F/V Klawock No. 5, F/V Charlene, F/V Libby No. 2, F/V Yankee Girl and F/V Patricia Joan. He worked as natural resources manager for Klawock Heenya, and he also worked many years for Sealaska Timber Corp., as quality control manager until his retirement in 2001.
He was a member of the Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp No. 9, a tribal member of Klawock Cooperative Association, a tribal member of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, a past board member of the Alaska State Forestry Commission, a board member of the Intertribal Timber Council, a shareholder, board member and president-chairman of the board of Klawock Heenya and a shareholder of Sealaska.
His family said, "Richard loved his fishing, sitting on a beach watching the sunset and whales, beachcombing, running their dogs and working on their property on Wadleigh Island."
He was preceded in death by his mother, Emily Carle, and brothers, Leslie H. Carle and Ricardo Carle.
He is survived by his father, Chief Richard H. Carle Sr., and mother-in-law, Carol Carle, both of Craig; his wife, Glenda Carle of Shelton, Wash.; sons, John Carle and Charlie Carle of Shelton, Wash.; daughters, Tina (Carle) Moore, Donna Carle and Athena Stringfellow, of Shelton, Wash.; sisters, Ernestine Kato of Klawock, Bonnie Pruett of Sitka and Genevieve Marvin of Klawock; stepsisters, Wanda Isaacs of Klawock and Laurie Huckleberry of Juneau; brothers, Edward Carle, Kevin Carle, James Carle and Michael Douville, all of Craig; 18 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at the Klawock School Gymnasium on Saturday, May 3, at 5 p.m. A potluck will follow. For more information, please contact Gen Marvin at 755-2223, Tina Kato at 755-2211 or Henrietta Kato at 755-2945.