Alaska Bishops Join in Mourning Congresswoman’s Husband Killed in Plane Crash

Alaska’s Catholic bishops joined in extending condolences upon the news that Eugene Peltola Jr., the husband of Rep. Mary Peltola, D-Alaska, who died in a plane crash in a remote portion of western Alaska Sept. 12. The bishops said Peltola was a “devout Catholic” with a large family known for his “philosophy of sharing and taking care of others.”