Steven Daniel Lawrence Dies in Anchorage at 41


Steven Daniel Lawrence


A celebration of the life of Steven Daniel Lawrence will be held 3 to 8 p.m. May 29 at Old Sitka.

Steven passed away April 28 in Anchorage, at the age of 41.

Steven was born June 24, 1979, in Sitka, the son of Deborah K. Gillian and Barton E. Lawrence. He attended Sitka High School, and through Youth Working a Mission he traveled around Europe and South Africa.

Over the years he was a carpenter, a contractor, a youth counselor, cultural artist and an all-around jack-of-all-trades.

He was a hard worker, very responsible, loved everyone, and was kind and considerate, his family said.

He also hunted with a bow and arrow. An excellent marksman, he harvested Native food for his family – and was an excellent cook!

Steven was preceded in death by his father, Barton E. Lawrence; his grandparents, Marjorie and Franklin Peters; and a cousin, Marcus Brady.

He is survived by his mother, Deborah K. Gillian, and his brother, Joshua J. Lawrence, both of Sitka; nephews Andrew Lawrence and Eli Lawrence; aunts and uncles Grace Gillian, Rose Tutiakoff, Dolly and David Didrickson, Jim and Donna Gillian, Georgia  and Mike Hopson, Marjorie and Emmanual Staub, Ralph Brady, and Tim Tutiakoff Jr.

Cousins include Richard Didrickson, David Didrickson, Daisy Karasti, Sandra Campbell, Brendon Didrickson, Elijah Didrickson, Timothy Tutiakoff III, Jeremy Tutiakoff, Jim Gillian Jr., Patrick Gillian, Kyle Gillian, Tamaria Hillman, Tasha McGill, Christina Hopson-Brown, Michelle Hopson, Celeste Sandstrom, Maria Juarez, Jesse Marquez, Talia Staub, Marjorie Privett, Christopher Gazagian, Gabriel Staub  and Jennie Lawrence.

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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.





January 2002

Classified ads, Rentals: 3-bdrm. house on the beach. $900; 3-bdrm duplex, washer/dryer $945; Great downtown house, 2 bdrms., 2 baths, furnished,
W/D, hardwood floors $850; 2-bdrm. roomy apartment $945..


January 1972

The City and Borough Assembly Tuesday approved an ordinance establishing a transportation committee to advise the assembly and promote transportation services for the municipality. Members are Cecil McClain, Ray Mabey, Clarence Kramer,
Dick Cushing and Burt Hansen.