Services Scheduled For Philip H. Moreno Jr., 64

Philip Herman Moreno Jr.

Philip Herman Moreno Jr., son of Harriet Miyasato Beleal and her late husband Edward Beleal and Philip Moreno Sr., passed away peacefully April 8 in Anchorage. He was 64.

Phil was born in Sitka Nov. 3, 1956, and made his home in Anchorage with his brother George Moreno.

His Tlingit clan was L’eeneidi, Yaxte Hit, Kaagwaantaan Yadi from Auk Bay, where his great-grandmother, Annie Worthington Johnson, was born. His great-grandfathers were Chester Worthington and James Johnson, founding fathers of the Alaska Native Brotherhood.

Phil loved to fish and hunt and was his happiest when he could enjoy a Native way of life.  He loved to make jewelry, necklaces and earrings with his dad, the artist Philip Moreno Sr., and Maureen Roberts. Earlier in his life he liked to travel a lot.

Surviving family includes his mother, Harriet Miyasato Beleal, of Sitka; his brothers George and Anthony Francis Moreno and Chad Titell; his sisters,  Lynette Moreno Hinz, Rachel Moreno, Paulette Moreno and Rita Moreno; and his Auntie Kate Miyasato.

His cousins are Ben, Nick, Chester Jr. and Chuck Miyasato; Liz Miyasato; Danny, Caesar, James and Frankie Miyasato; Dorianne Miyasato; and Joanne Sam from Juneau.

Nieces and nephews are Lizzie Vanerway, Stephanie Moreno, Mary Soots, Shaleena and Marissa Delgado, Ty Waldron, Dennis Waldron, Teresa Waldon, Christopher Parker, Philip Kameichi Moreno and Edith Ann Sam.

Grandnephews are Michael Miyasato, Nickayo Miyasato and Danny Moreno; and grandnieces are Chenille Miyasato, Sherry Moreno and Sharon Lee.

A memorial service will be held at the Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Anchorage on Friday, April 16, and a celebration of his life will be held in Sitka  4-7 p.m. Monday, April 19, at 1710 Edgecumbe Drive, Apt. A.

“Our family would like to thank all our family and friends for the expressions of support,” a family member said.

Those wishing more information regarding services may contact Rachel Moreno at 738-6595.

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At a Glance

(updated 1-12-22)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 11:55 am Wednesday.

New cases as of Friday: 2,512

Total statewide – 172,329

Total (cumulative) deaths – 955

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,337

Current Hospitalizations – 103

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The COVID alert rate for Sitka is “high,” based on 153 new COVID cases in the past 7 days. Case statistics are as of Sunday.

New cases in Sitka – 34

Cases in last 7 days – 153

Cumulative Sitka cases – 1,531

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

The local case data are from the City of Sitka website.





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