John Hinchman Jr.


Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2007

Juneau resident John Albert Hinchman Jr. died Nov. 5, 2007, in Juneau. He was 56.

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Raised in Hoonah and a Juneau resident for eight years, he was Chookaneidi Yadi, Raven Coho Clan L'uknax adee. His Tlingit name was Kaashdáx tee.

He was a commercial fisherman, who long lined, power trolled, and was purse and seine captain for the North Pass. He was an avid subsistence user.

He worked for the Tlingit and Haida Office of Development and Operations Planning and Tlingit and Haida Housing Development Authority. He served as president of Huna Totem Corp. and was the founder of Brandi Industries.

He graduated from Hoonah High School in 1969 and attended Sheldon Jackson College, Alaska Methodist University and the University of Alaska Southeast. He played basketball for Hoonah High School and Sheldon Jackson Junior College. He played in the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament for two seasons.

He was a member of the Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 12 in Hoonah, Huna Totem Corp., Hoonah Indian Association and Tlingit and Haida Central Council.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Hinchman; maternal grandparents, Annie and Joe White; and paternal grandparents, Emma and George Martin.

He is survived by his children, Albert, Johan and Bernice Hinchman, all of Hoonah, Lacy Churchill, of Wrangell, and Brandi Hinchman, of Metlakatla; grandchildren, David Hinchman, of Anchorage, and Johnnie, Ariana and Aubree Hinchman, all of Hoonah; father, John A. Hinchman Sr., of Sedro Woolley, Wash.; stepmother, Pauline Hinchman, of Sedro Woolley; sisters, Karen Hinchman, of Hoonah, Jeanne Hill and her husband, Vernon, of Hoonah, Joanne McKibbin, of Sedro Woolley, Georgina Eastman and her husband, Darrell, of Portland, Ore., Sandra Gonzalez, of Hoonah, and Pamela Bogda and her husband, David, of Juneau; brothers, Jerald Hinchman and his wife, Natalia, of Hoonah, and Andy Gray, of Hoonah; many nieces and nephews; and his soul mate, Lisa Gray, his family said.

He also is survived by his maternal aunts and uncles, Jacob White Jr. and his wife, Lilly, of Hoonah, and Jerry White Sr. and his wife, Tina, of Hoonah; and paternal aunts and uncles, Louise Benson, of Linwood, Wash., George Martin and his wife, Tina, of Hoonah, Phil Martin and his wife, Yvonne, of Juneau, Sam Martin and his wife, Ragy, of Sitka, Alice Cooper, of Sitka, Jenny Baldwin, of Sitka, and Marlene Johnson and her husband, Dave, of Seattle.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tlingit and Haida Community Center, 3235 Hospital Drive, in Juneau.

The pallbearers will be Ricardo Worl, Cory Mann, Jacob White Jr., James White, Jerry White Jr., Gerard White Sr., Albert Hinchman and Sam Martin.

The honorary pallbearers will be George Martin, Phillip Martin, Richard Dalton Jr., Ernie Hillman Jr., Louise Benson, Alice Cooper, Jenny Baldwin, Bea Brown, Lil White, Ralph Knudson Sr., David Katzeek, Mike See and Don See.

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