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Sherman Roger Alexander
Sherman Roger Alexander

Sherman Roger Alexander, 63, died Dec. 14, 2017, in Saxman.

He was born Jan. 31, 1954, in Ketchikan. He resided in Hydaburg, Seattle and Ketchikan.

“He lived his passion as a self-employed master furrier/leather craftsman for many years,” his family writes. “He also was a master diesel mechanic.”

Mr. Alexander “loved hunting for treasure at thrift stores,” his family writes. “He also loved skydiving, scuba diving, hiking, hunting, fishing — commercial and sport, sailing, singing, dancing, tae kwon do, powerwalking, weightlifting and collecting shiny things.”

Mr. Alexander was preceded in death by his mother, Lila Janet Alexander; father, Alfred Alexander; and sister, Thelma “Sis” Alexander.

He is survived by his daughter, Toni Alexander; son, Nahaan; daughter, Jessica Edwards; granddaughter, Amira Alexander; grandson, Tristan Alexander; and brothers, Peter “Punky” Alexander, Benjamin Alexander, Daniel Wolcott, Jack Alexander and Geronemo Alexander.

A celebration of life will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at The Salvation Army, 342 Stedman St., officiated by Lt. Leah Fowler.