Papa Pilgrim's death leaves family both sad and relieved

Papa Pilgrim’s children are reflecting on their father’s life. Robert Hale died in the Anchorage Correction Complex Saturday night. He was 67 years old and just six months into a 14 year sentence for rape and incest. The former McCarthy resident had been sick with cirrhosis. He is survived by his estranged wife, Kurina Hale, and their 15 children. For the whole family, Hale’s passing has meant both sadness and relief.

Amy Bracken, KCHU – Valdez