Thomas J. Farquhar (1957 - 2014)

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Lifelong Alaskan Thomas Jack Farquhar died July 6 in Anchorage. Mr. Farquhar was born October 6, 1957 in Sitka, Alaska, and given the Tlingit name Deiyikt Aa (A Frog Sitting in the Trail) after Thom Phillips, an uncle to his maternal grandmother Mary Williams (Kaasheech Tiaa). He graduated from Sitka High School in 1975 and after college spent his career working as a mental health professional. An inspirational Tlingit leader, Mr. Farquhar focused his work on substance abuse treatment, and served as a Vice President for the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes. In 2002, he was made the hit s'aati (housemaster) at At Oowaxijee Hit (Strong House) of Kiksadi in Sitka. That same year, he was named after the warrior Katlian, who fought the Russians in 1804. Mr. Farquhar is survived by his children, Jeremiah, Sheldon, Tiana, and Roderick Farquhar, his brother Cyrus Farquhar, sister Helen Konig, nephew Charles Farquhar, and many other loving relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at Witzleben Chapel on Bragaw Street in Anchorage from 1:00-5:00pm on Tuesday, July 15th. A forty-day party will be held on August 16 at a time and place to be determined.
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Legacy Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Witzleben Chapel
1707 S. Bragaw St.
Anchorage, AK 99508
(800) 820-1682
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on July 15, 2014