Memory Eternal ~ Reader John (Richard) Dauenhauer
Reader John Richard Daeunhauer: Orthodox Christian and Poet
Reader John Dauenhauer is laid to rest at Alaska Memorial Park. His Grace Bishop David was joined by Archpriest Michael Boyle, Archpriest Michael Oleksa and Protodeacon Paul Erickson along with the faithful.
Reader John was not only a scholar and preserver of Tlingit language and literacy. He was a faithful Orthodox Christian and Church Reader who attended services, received sacraments, served on parish council and the St. Herman Seminary Board. One of his many legacies is his poetry which fuses Orthodox theology with creative expression and interactions with the Alaskan landscape and people.