Jack Duane "Jake" Phillips, 91

Jack Duane "Jake" Phillips, a well respected Southeast Alaska fisherman, died February 9, 2023 at the Sitka Pioneers Home. He was 91.

As he requested, no services will be held.

Jake was born June 11, 1931 at St. Ann's Hospital in Juneau. His parents, John F. and Ida M. (Barber) Phillips, worked at the Chichagof mine and Jake's early years were at the mine. When it closed, the family moved to Sitka.

Jake worked many jobs as a young man – crewed on a freighter, was a taxi driver, construction worker, and fisherman.

Jake met Nancy Hamilton, his beloved wife, while driving a taxi cab in Sitka, a w...


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