Daniel George Moreno, Jr., of Sitka, passed away on Feb.9 due to medical complications, with his wife, family and many friends by his side. A cultural memorial service was held in Sitka on Feb. 13.
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Dan was born to Daniel and Nancy (Fulton) Moreno on May 23, 1954, in Juneau. After family moved to Sitka in 1967, Dan graduated from Sitka High in 1973. He also took some college courses. On Dec. 18, 1993, he married the love of his life, Sherry Chappel.
Dan is survived by his wife Sherry; his mother Nancy; sisters Sharon, Janette; brother Paul; children Anthony, Thomas, Teresa; Robert, Jeffrey, Rolonda (Kevin), Michelle, Danielle; grandchildren Baby Danny, Amara; Justin, Miranda, Kyle, Keith, Nova, Baby EJ; and many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his dad Dan Sr., uncle Phillip, aunts Julie Huff, Isabel Sodeberg, and sisters Karen and Teresa Ann.
Dan's Tlingit names were Kaataan and Yeisgitch. He was of the Chaak Moiety, Kaagwaantaan Clan and came from the
Chaakudi Hit, Mexican/Kaagwaantaan yadi and Luknaxadi daachxun. Dan had a passion for his culture and protocol, sharing his knowledge with all who were interested.
Very much a people person, he made friends wherever he went as he served the tribal community through his knowledge of transportation, working most recently as a private consultant. He served and worked with many organizations, most recently T&H Central Council, Sitka Tribes of AK, Baranof Island Housing (Chairman of the Board) and Eastern Wash. Tribal Tech. Asst. Prog. He was also a board member of the AK Tribal Transp. Work Group.
Dan loved playing softball, basketball, golf, decorating their home (winning first place last Christmas), traveling with Sherry and playing with his grandchildren. He also loved serving his people through what he loved to do, cook, hunt, fish and gather herring eggs. It was said that he will be missed by so many, because he did so much for so many.
Because Dan also loved picnics, a memorial potluck picnic will be held in his honor in Juneau on Sunday, May 20, between 3 and 5 pm at Auke Rec.
Family can be contacted at 415 Willoughby Avenue, Apt. 401, Juneau, Alaska 99801.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Apr. 23 to May 19, 2012