Celebration of life
Randolph Thomas Williams of the Shangukweidí Clan died on October 2, 2012 in Juneau, after a long illness.
His Tlingit name is Skeik (Leader of all Leaders), was given to him by John George. He was born in Petersburg on November 12, 1940 to Eliza and Homer Williams a Sukteeneidí of Kake. He grew up in Petersburg and then moved to Juneau where he graduated from Juneau Douglas High School. He was a Fisherman on the F/V Alert and the Lorna L. He was a well-known baker at many restaurants in Juneau including Purity Bakery, The Fiddle Head, Prospector, Fred Meyers, Super Bear, Foodland. He also worked on the construction of the Alyeska Pipeline in which he ran his own crew.
He was active in Church of God. He was also a regular contributor in cooking for ANB functions, funerals, memorials along with brother, Marcelo Quinto, and his friend, Donald Gregory.
Randolph is survived by his children who are L'uknax.ádi; Rhonda Jean Degtoff and her children Adam Williams of Yakutat and Nicholas Degtoff of Haines; Mary Uyanik and her children Meganne Clarke, Ashley Williams, Semih Uyanik, who lives in Juneau; his son Randy Williams Jr. and his daughter Andrea Williams, and his adopted daughter, Manette Hogue, who currently lives in Petersburg.
His family members are Betty Marvin, Rita Adams Sheakley, Frances Perkins, Rosita Worl, Mercedes Kanto, Carmen Quinto Plunkett, Sandy Samaniego, Samuella Samaniego, Marcelo Quinto, George Quinto, Frank Quinto, Ventura Samaniego, Joe Samaniego, and Alex Jackson, John Silva, Tony Silva, Louie Silva and many, many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents Homer Williams (of Kake) and Eliza Jackson and sister, Randi Williams.
Pall Bearers are Donald Gregory, Eddie Kunz, Rico Lanatt Worl, Willis Marvin, Jimmy Quinto. Honorary Pall Bearers are Arnold Haube, Nathan Jackson, Sr., Edward Thomas, Herman Davis, Harold Martin, and Peter Marks
The service will be held on Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 PM at the Glacier Valley Church of God located at 8497 Thunder Mountain Road
Published in The Juneau Empire on Oct. 11, 2012