Juneau resident Steven Victor Hotch, 86, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, in Juneau.
He was born Feb. 18, 1917, at the Haines Mission in Haines. He lived in Haines, Klukwan and in Juneau. He was a former gillnetter and an iron ore worker. He was founder of Klukwan Inc., a basketball coach, parole officer, Klukwan ANB, IRA officer and Grand Camp ANB President.
He was preceded in death by sons, Steven Hotch, Jr., and Sambo Hotch; daughters, Josephine Peters and Kahone Otten; and grandchildren, Walter Peters and Lawrence Peters.
He is survived by his wife, Esther Hotch of Klukwan; brother, Joe Hotch of Haines; sisters, Katherine Shirley of California and Ruth Lindoff of Hoonah; daughters, Ethel Aquilar of California, Louise Smith of Haines, Dorothy Carter of Oregon, Debbie Montgomery of Anchor Point, and Christine Sweet of Klukwan; sons, William Hotch, Sr. of Klukwan, Donald Hotch, Sr. of Klukwan; 42 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.
An open casket visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Alaska Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3839 Riverside Drive, Juneau. An ANB memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, in Klukwan.