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Celebration of Life planned September 24 for Rick Weglin, 1955-2022

Family and friends will gather September 24th to celebrate the life of Rick Weglin, and are sharing this remembrance with his community:

Richard “Rick” Earl Weglin
August 3, 1955 – July 11, 2022

“To the world, he may have been one person. But to us, he was the world.”

Rick Weglin passed away, peacefully, in the early evening hours of July 11th, after a valiant, 8-month battle with pancreatic cancer. His wife and sons were at his side, surrounding him with love and giving thanks for the gift he was in their lives.

Rick was the third of six children born to Dr. Robert and Marian Weglin. He had fond memories of growing up “in the country” of rural Federal Way and Des Moines, where he developed an appreciation for growing fruit trees and nurturing animals of all kinds. While in elementary school, the family moved to West Seattle and it was here that Rick put down lifelong roots, graduating from West Seattle High School in 1974.

Rick had a strong affinity for cars from an early age. He would often sleep with matchbox cars instead of stuffed animals and wake with an imprint of the cars on his cheek. He was curious by nature and enjoyed learning how something worked—usually by taking it apart. Rick studied automotive repair at South Seattle College and eventually opened his own shop, Harrah’s Automotive, that operated out of the same location in North Admiral for 38 years. Honesty and integrity were the hallmarks of how he approached his business.

Rick met his wife, Mary, when he stopped to ask about her 1966 Mustang. He had been leaving notes on her car for several months, but she never called the number because she wasn’t interested in selling her car. These two were destined to be together and after a 5-month, whirlwind courtship, they were married. In September, they would have celebrated 40 years of marriage. Rick, quite simply, adored his wife. As a husband he was exceedingly thoughtful and endlessly supportive of anything Mary wanted to pursue.

When Rick was four years old, he broke both of his legs and had to be hospitalized, in traction, for several months. His dad, an optics engineer at Boeing, visited him every day for lunch. His mom would bring him dinner every evening. Once he was released from the hospital, his dad built him a special bicycle to help strengthen his atrophied muscles. They worked through a series of exercises every night when his dad got home from working his second job, a private optometry practice. This example of selfless dedication set the tone for the type of parent Rick would become when his sons Spencer and Brandon were born. Family was always his highest priority; he never missed a game or a play or any event involving his boys. He supported their interests with equal amounts of enthusiasm and encouragement. He was a big believer in childhood wonder and never missed an opportunity to foster it. Watching Spencer and Brandon grow and flourish filled him with great joy.

In addition to cars and family, Rick loved holidays, celebrations big and small, Mary’s cooking (especially fudge ribbon cake), helping those who needed a hand, staging garage sales, dogs, strawberry waffles, Rhode Island Reds, the Greenwood Car Show and visiting Cannon Beach. He was an eternal optimist. His mindset was that there was a solution to any challenge and that anything that was broken could be fixed. Despite the physical toll his cancer treatments took, he never lost hope that he could emerge on the other side to live a happy life and to help others through their cancer challenges. There were so many things he wanted to do.

In addition to his wife, Mary Batterson, Rick is survived by his sons Spencer and Brandon, brothers Bob Weglin (Kathy) and Ron Weglin (Anne), and his sisters Diane Dempster (Bob), Debbie Rosenstiel (Norm), and Denise Felhosi, nieces and nephews, extended family, and many Harrah’s customers who became lifelong friends. He felt fortunate to share his life with three pups who continue to look for him on a daily basis: Hudson, Zoe and Billie.

There are no words to describe the void Rick’s absence leaves in the lives of those who loved him and who had the privilege of being loved by him. May he rest in peace and may his memory always be a blessing.

We will gather to celebrate Rick’s life on Saturday, September 24th at 1:00 pm at Fauntleroy Church UCC, 9140 California Ave SW. Remembrances can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or a charity of your choice. Our heartfelt thanks to Emmick Family Funeral Home for their exceptional service and care.

Share memories, condolences & photos of Rick on the Tribute Wall, at emmickfunerals.com/obituary/Rick-Weglin

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Date set for Celebration of Life event remembering Dennis Ross

When we published this remembrance of longtime Admiral community advocate Dennis Ross in June, the date for the celebration of his life hadn’t yet been set. Now it has. Here’s the announcement:

A celebration of Dennis Ross’s life will be held at Hamilton Viewpoint Park (1120 California Way SW) on August 27 from 2-4 pm. Please RSVP to bill54ross@gmail.com so we can have enough picnic food and drinks for all! And all who knew and befriended Dennis are welcome!

Celebration of Life planned August 28 for Kathleen Mackanzie-Fortney, 1953-2022

Family and friends will gather August 28 to celebrate the life of Kathleen Mackanzie-Fortney. Here’s the remembrance they’re sharing:

Kathleen Mary Mackanzie-Fortney left us on July 2, 2022 at the age of 69.

Kathy was born in Oklahoma but grew up in West Seattle, graduating from West Seattle High School in 1971. Kathy spent some of her adult life working with disabled children, which she found very fulfilling. She was also very crafty, always trying new art forms to share as gifts with family. Kathy was passionate about her family, her kids, and her dogs.

Kathy passed away at home surrounded by husband Don and youngest son Aaron, who were her round-the-clock caretakers until the end.

Kathy is survived by husband Don Fortney; mother Patricia Smith; sister Shannon Zimmerman; children Jon Morin, Kelly Barnett, & Aaron Fortney; and grandchildren Matthew Morin, Kaleb Barnett, Maali Morin, Jake Barnett & Emma Barnett. She was preceded in death by her father Roger Mackanzie.

To honor Kathleen Mary Mackanzie-Fortney’s memory, we are holding an open house to celebrate her life on August 28th from 1 pm-4 pm. Please email us at jon.erika@gmail to RSVP and for location. We invite anyone who knew her to attend and remember her wonderful life. We ask attendees to wear bright colors.

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Memorial this Saturday for Mark E. Morrison, 62

Family and friends will gather Saturday to remember Mark E. Morrison. Here’s the remembrance they’re sharing:

The Morrison family announces the death of Mark E. Morrison, 62, who passed on July 14, 2022, in Portland, Oregon.

Mark graduated from West Seattle High School in 1977 and was a National Merit Scholar.

He is survived by his mother, Nancy Morrison, a longtime resident of West Seattle; his children, Ansel and Davis Morrison; and his sister Alice DesGranges (nee Morrison).

A memorial will be held on July 30th at 4:30 PM. For more information, please contact aliceamd@gmail.com.

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Remembering Robb Mason, 1958-2022

One week after the still-unsolved hit-run crash that killed Robert “Robb” Mason as he rode his bicycle home from his workplace in West Seattle, his family and friends are sharing this remembrance:

Robert J. Mason, “Robb,” 63, residing in Seattle, passed away on July 15th, 2022 after having been the victim of a hit-and-run driver while commuting home on his bicycle.

Born in Van Nuys, CA, Robb graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma with a BFA in Communications & Broadcast Journalism. Later in his career, Robb discovered his true calling and retrained as a massage therapist at the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle. He opened his own practice, RMBodyWorks, in 2003 as a licensed massage therapist. He also completed additional training at the National Academy of Sports Medicine, with an emphasis on core fitness and balance/stabilization techniques.

In addition to his private practice, Robb also worked at Highline Physical Therapy in West Seattle. As a massage therapist, Robb saw his role as that of a facilitator for positive change and healing, using his massage techniques and listening skills to make a positive difference in his clients’ lives. He was seen by colleagues and clients alike as an astute and caring clinician.

A sports and physical fitness enthusiast throughout his life, Robb enjoyed track, baseball, skiing, cycling and golf. In later years, he became an avid hiker, enjoying multiple trips to the Alps in Switzerland to hike with members of his extended family. He marveled at the beauties of nature on these trips, and they served to deepen his reverence and respect for the environment.

Robb and his wife sponsored a child, Alexander, in Ecuador.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Claudia Mason (née Perotto), and by his sister, Faith Mason. He is predeceased by his parents, William and Imogene Mason, and his brother, Charles.

A private memorial service for Robb Mason will be held on Monday, July 25th, 2022 for relatives and close friends.

Due to the tragic circumstances of his passing, a memorial vigil ride in honor of Robb Mason will be organized by Seattle Critical Mass on July 29th, from downtown Seattle to the site of the collision on SW Spokane Street, just east of the West Seattle low bridge.

The Seattle Police Department continues to investigate this collision and have asked anyone with information about it to call the Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.

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Remembering Wendi Hirshberg, 1961-2022

Family and friends are remembering Wendi Hirshberg, and sharing this remembrance with her community:

Wendi Hirshberg passed away on July 4, 2022 from mesothelioma. After a 4-year fight to find a cure, she died in peace, surrounded by her immediate family.

Born September 24, 1961, Wendi was a West Seattle native who attended Fairmount Park Elementary, Louisa Boren Junior High, and was a graduate of West Seattle High School. After earning a teaching degree at WSU, Wendi went back to the school she first attended, to teach at Fairmount Park.

While raising her own 2 children, Ben and Sadie, in Blue Ridge, she made the commute back to West Seattle, where she quickly became a beloved parent educator with the Seattle Colleges Co-op Preschool Programs for 22 years.

Known for nurturing the parents of newborns and toddlers, she helped so many families build a strong foundation as they started their parenting journey. She is most remembered for her enthusiasm, warmth, non-judgmental spirit, and true empathy. A lifelong learner herself, Wendi was always ready to share the latest in child development and guidance. With many co-teachers, Wendi created a welcoming team and place for parents to connect with one another and start to build their “village.” Even second- and third-time parents came back to get that smile, hugs, and personal “Wendi time.” Wendi was also asked to teach in the APPLE Parenting Program where her ability to nurture, won over any potential barriers of English Language Learners and families who experienced an extra layer of life challenges.

Wendi was a special person to many and touched their lives in such an impactful way. Few people can be as genuine in all their relationships. Her fellow teachers at the West Seattle Co-op Preschool and Parent Education Program are filled with sadness and mourn the loss of not just a coworker, but a beloved friend. Wendi’s students, friends, and family are left with memories that will be with them forever.

She leaves behind her husband Rich, her children Ben and Sadie, her parents Duane Ruud and Darlene Ruud, and her brother Tim. She is pre-deceased by her brother Jeff.

Donations in Wendi’s honor can be made to the Co-op program she loved so that families in need can receive financial tuition support:

Wendi Hirshberg Memorial Fund

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Memorial planned July 23rd for Norma D. Arbow, 1935-2022

Family and friends will gather July 23rd to remember Norma Arbow. Here’s the remembrance they’re sharing with her community:

Norma D. Arbow passed away in her sleep from congestive heart failure on JUNE 22, 2022. She was born in Seattle – where she attended Magnolia grade school with her fraternal twin sister Barbara. They attended Franklin High School, then Seattle U, where she met the love of her life, our Dad – Don Arbow. They married in JUNE 1956; after their first child Donald Arbow was born, they went to Milwaukee so Dad could attend Medical school, where MOM had 2 more daughters – Diana & Barbara. They moved back to West Seattle after Dad graduated from Medical school. They had 2 more children – David in July of 1966 & Chris in July of 1968. After mom retired from Insurance, she volunteered at the West Seattle Food bank & Our Lady of Guadalupe – she had also been a member of the Gardening club, which she attended with Aunt Bernie.

Mom had the gift of gab – loved animals, gardening, food – really good food & her family & all family celebrations; she will be missed

She is preceded in death by her husband Don Arbow (1987), Her parents Lavine and Peter, her sister Barbara. She is survived by her children – Don Arbow, Diana Arbow, Barbara Arbow (Chris), David Arbow (Deanna), Chris Arbow. Grandchildren Daveanna, Sarah, Audrey, Josslyn, Mariah. Great-grandchildren Aubree, Ari, Finn.

A funeral mass will be held @ Our Lady of Guadalupe on July 23rd, 11:00 AM; she will be interred on Monday, July 25th @ Forest Lawn.

In lieu of flowers, Mom would love if you can donate to the WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK or SEATTLE HUMANE SOCIETY.

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Remembering Karen Tomisser, 1958-2022

Family and friends are remembering Karen Tomisser, and sharing this remembrance with her community:

Karen Tomisser left us on June 28, 2022, unexpectedly and much too soon, following a short but hard-fought battle with cancer.

Karen lived a full life of 64 years showing her love, compassion, and generosity and her zest for life. She leaves behind 3 sisters, one of which was her twin sister, a brother, a brother-in-law, a sister-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many wonderful friends. Preceded in death were her parents, Edward and Maxine Tomisser, and a sister, Janice Tomisser. She will be missed by all and left a great legacy of love and support to all she knew. Karen also knew it was not the destination that counts but the journey.

Karen grew up in West Seattle, where she lived for over 60 years. She attended Jefferson Elementary, Madison Middle School, and upon graduating from West Seattle High School, she began her lifetime adventures. Karen always was young at heart. After high school, Karen found her niche working in the Kitchen and Bath Industry for Ross Display and Fixture Company for over 25 years. She enjoyed working with her clients to create and remodel dream kitchens and bathrooms for their homes. Desiring a change and new opportunity, Karen began a 7-year career in the grocery chain industry with Safeway, where she made an impact with all her customers and fellow colleagues. She loved many things but more than anything she loved people. Always willing to listen, she connected with people from all walks of life with working with her colleagues as well as friends and of course her family.

Karen had many interests. One of her favorites, when not sharing time with her sisters or nieces and nephews as they were growing up, was her ardent support always as a Seattle sports fan. The Mariners, Seahawks, and Huskies were her favorites year-round. Once her niece became a Gonzaga student and alumni, she had to add the Zags basketball too. She loved taking her nieces and nephews to The Mariners and arriving early for the jerseys and bobbleheads always available to the kids on special-occasion games. She followed all her favorite teams with lots of cheering and enthusiasm, especially the year the Seahawks won the Super Bowl!

Karen had a very strong work ethic and when she had time off, she always looked forward to planning an adventure to experience. She took many vacations to Hawaii, a trip to Europe, many Disney adventures, and always a summer excursion to enjoy the beauty of the Oregon Coast. She loved road trips exploring her native Washington State, visiting small towns looking for a unique cafe, bakery, or coffee shop. Traveling was a big enjoyment in Karen’s life as well as combining it with her interest in pop music; she enjoyed attending many concerts of her day with a few live concerts to see Elton John and taking her niece even to Las Vegas to attend a Celine Dion concert. She loved the classic ’70s pop era of music. She always shared her loved interest of many ’70s-era music with younger generations as she did not want them to miss out on some of the best years of good music she cherished. She also loved classic movies and had a fun time introducing them to her nieces to show them what life was like for past teenage generations and had a good laugh with them watching American Graffiti, What’s Up Doc, and when younger shared many Disney favorite films. She was always up on the latest trends keeping her always young at heart and one of the fun aunts to spend time with as she always knew the music of each generation as well as the new styles, loved attending Whirligig and other art exhibits, and festivals in the city and around Washington State. She loved her pets and animals in life and especially inherited her Mom’s love of Boston Bull Terriers. From taking her first baking class at West Seattle High School, cooking and baking were a favorite past time and she always enjoyed searching for new recipes first from all kinds of classes to eventually all the new recipes available on the internet. The holidays were always a great time to celebrate. She would have traditional family recipes and had a good time searching for new recipes to try. She absolutely loved her community of West Seattle, always enjoying reuniting with friends at high school reunions, partaking in Hi-Yu events, hopping on a Ferry boat, and the many times walking on Alki Beach and taking in the beautiful sunsets at Alki and lights of the city.

Karen will be missed by so many. The Tomisser Family wishes to thank the Swedish Oncology and Hospice Team in Seattle who cared for her during her final days. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society @ www.cancer.org.

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Memorial planned July 15th for ‘Alki Pirate’ Gerald L. Williams, 1938-2022

Family and friends will gather July 15th to remember Gerald “Jerry” Williams, whose life included 54 years of “pirating.” Here’s the remembrance they’re sharing with his community:

Gerald “Jerry” Lawrence Williams passed away on June 26, 2022 from pneumonia in Manson, WA on a family vacation with his loving wife Susan at his side.

Gerald was born March 25, 1938 in Yakima to John and Alice Williams and raised in Lake City with his brother Wayne and his sister Sharon. Jerry served in the US Navy for two years stationed at San Diego. He served on the USS Hornet aircraft carrier that deployed to Asia and received an honorable discharge. Perhaps that’s when Jerry learned his love of travel and discovery of new places.

Jerry worked in the food-distribution business for his entire career, starting off with his own business, “Jerry’s Frozen Foods.” He took pride in making his customers satisfied and he developed lifelong friendships with his customers and peers. Jerry worked at Keener Foods for many years and also Sysco. Jerry was an avid Teamster and a shop steward at some of the businesses he worked. One of Jerry’s later business ventures was his “Express Catering” food truck. Jerry served as a mentor to many in the business, including his son Jim.

Jerry loved to go camping whether it was a tent, a trailer, or motorhome. Jerry’s family has many wonderful memories of camping trips all over the Pacific Northwest growing up. Boating on the Puget Sound was another favorite activity of Jerry and Sue.

Jerry had a huge smile that brightened every place he went. He had a great sense of humor, many jokes and quick wit always ready. Although his body was hampered by Parkinson’s in his later years, his mind stayed active and his humor mischievous until his last day.

Jerry enjoyed being a Seattle Seafair Pirate from 1968 to the end of his well-lived life. He loved to dress up in costume and jewelry and storm Alki for the Landing and participate in community parades alongside his best friend Pat Patterson. He served as Captain Kidd 1980-81 and Davy Jones, among other positions in his 54 years pirating. His most cherished role for the Seafair Pirates was as Chaplain for many years, where he was able to offer support, promote goodwill, and offer prayers for his brethren and their families.

Jerry was married to the love of his life Susan in 1982 on the schooner Sylvia in Lake Washington with their 5 children, first grandchild and other family present. Jerry and Sue were handcuffed together to make sure that she was not kidnapped by the Seafair Pirates who attended the reception. The memorable honeymoon included four of the kids in a motorhome on a two-week trip around Washington state. Jerry and Susan loved each other so much, they were remarried in the Cayman Islands in a pirate wedding ceremony filmed by the Travel Channel.

Jerry and Susan both love to travel and were able to take Alaska and tropical cruises, trips to Norway as well as annual trips to Mexico. Jerry also made annual trips to the Cayman Islands with the Seafair Pirates for Pirates week.

Jerry was asked to perform many blessings and wedding ceremonies including those of his daughters Lori to Mike and Shelly to Chas and his granddaughter Carrie to Mike.

Jerry and Susan were faithful members of Westside Presbyterian Church. He served on two missions to Romania and one to New Orleans after Hurricane Rita.

His heart for the homeless was legendary. He organized and delivered supplies and offered prayers at the encampments with friends. He was involved in the CitiTeam Men’s shelter organizing groups to help cook and serve.

Jerry was preceded in passing by his parents, brother Wayne, and daughter Debbie. Jerry is survived by his wife Susan, children Lori (Mike) Lesieur, Shelly (Chas) Arch, Jeff (Susan) Bowe and Jim (Lisa) Bowe. Grandchildren, Carrie, Josh, Russell, Taylor, Mikey, Hanna, William, Trilby and Alexus, Jaren, Liam and Weston. Great-grandchildren Lilya, Sofia, Christian, and Colt.

A memorial service will be held at Westside Presbyterian Church at 1 pm Friday, July 15, 2022. Jerry will be interred at Tahoma National Cemetery in Covington at a future date.

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Celebration of Life planned July 23rd for Kevin D. Kerstetter, 1958-2022

Family and friends will gather July 23rd to celebrate the life of Kevin Kerstetter. Here’s the remembrance they’re sharing:

Kevin Dean Kerstetter
October 10, 1958 – June 24, 2022

Kevin Dean Kerstetter, aka “Papa,” age 63, passed away peacefully at his home in Wenatchee, WA with loved ones on the evening of Friday, June 24, 2022 at 8:56 PM after a courageous 3.5-year battle with Metastatic Prostate Cancer.

Born in Chehalis, WA, to Sharon Lee Dry and Marlin Dean Kerstetter, Kevin grew up in the small town of Twisp, WA with siblings Kimon, Brian and Marcus – where he attended Liberty Bell Junior and Senior High – wreaking havoc as a young adult, but leaving wonderful memories with whomever he met along the way. After leaving Twisp for work, Kevin settled in West Seattle with his now-divorced wife Kelli and raised two beautiful children- Kayleigh and Kelsey. Kevin studied at South Seattle Community College and worked in Calibration at Pyrometric Service Co with his best friend Larry, where he left after 32 yrs and 9 months and was unfortunately diagnosed with cancer soon after. Kevin left West Seattle after 40 years, settling in Wenatchee, closer to his home town, but near enough to the hospitals for treatment.

During his battle with cancer, Kevin spent every day enjoying life to the fullest. Kevin loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and partner of 14 years- Peggy. Kevin’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, basking in the sun with a beer, finding fossils, rock tumbling, gardening, and yelling at Trump via Twitter.

Kevin always had a positive outlook on life, smile on his face, and never gave up when it came to battling his illness. Kevin always said “everything will work out” and it did too soon for him – but he is now in heaven (pain-free) with his mother Sharon, father Marlin, brother Brian, Aunt Doris, and many other loved ones smiling down on us.

Kevin is survived by his partner Peggy, daughters Kayleigh and Kelsey and granddaughters Kennedy, Tilia, and Karter. A Celebration of Life will be held in Wenatchee on Saturday, July 23rd from 1-4 PM. Please contact his daughters for exact location. Relatives and friends are welcome to join.

You are invited to view Kevin’s online tribute at www.heritagememorialchapel.com to share a memory or leave a condolence. In Lieu of flowers, Kevin would prefer a donation to support causes that impacted his life. We suggest either Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at www.seattlecca.org or the Genetic Disorder that affects his granddaughter Karter at www.scn2a.org. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee.

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Celebration of Life planned July 12th for Dennis R. Capalby, 1950-2022

June 30, 2022 9:31 am
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Family and friends will gather July 12th to celebrate the life of Dennis R. Capalby. Here’s the remembrance they’re sharing with his community:

Dennis Robert Capalby
April 23, 1950- June 11, 2022

Dennis passed peacefully in his home with his family by his side.

Dennis was a lifelong resident of West Seattle and had many wonderful memories of growing up and living in this community. He loved boating and was a longtime member of the Jim Clark Marina.

He leaves his wife Teri and their children Tyler (Kerri), Amanda, and Nick (Robyn), and his five grandchildren whom he adored, Henry, Kate, Charlie, Eloise, and Zoey.

A Celebration of Life well lived will be held at The Hall at Fauntleroy on Tuesday, July 12, from 1:00 – 3:00. All are welcome.

To share memories and condolences of Dennis with his family and friends, please visit: www.emmickfunerals.com/obituary/Dennis-Capalby.

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Remembering Dennis A. Ross, 1939-2022

The family of longtime West Seattle community advocate Dennis Ross has announced his death. Here’s the remembrance they’re sharing:

Dennis Andrew Ross passed away on February 2, 2022 from congestive heart failure. Dennis was born on March 24, 1939. He was raised in Vinita Park, MO, a small village near the city line of St. Louis. He attended St. Rita’s grade school, Mercy High School and St. Louis University. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1963-1965. Dennis began his career at the Kroger Company, where he quickly established himself as a troubleshooting expert in transportation and logistics for the company. Kroger transferred him throughout the midwest including Peoria, IL, Pittsburgh, PA, Columbus, OH, Nashville, TN, and Cincinnati, OH.

After leaving Kroger with 20 years of service, he took similar positions in Phoenix and Los Angeles. He then lived in Durango, Colorado, where he pursued his love of the natural world. In the early 1990s he moved to Seattle, where he lived until his passing.

Wherever Dennis lived, he contributed to his community, volunteering and leading efforts to better those places and people he befriended, however he could best serve. He was unassuming, totally reliable, hard-working, and as clever as they come in the pursuit of what improved the world around him. West Seattle, where he lived, benefitted for many years from his dedication to improving that unique part of Seattle which he loved. HIs persistence and commitment to his community was most remarkable.

Dennis loved to travel, both throughout the United States as well as abroad. Even in his later years, with modest means, he figured out how to scratch that itch, be it train rides across Canada, bus trips to visit all the major-league parks in the midwest, even China to see the Great Wall and the terracotta soldiers.

He loved his Washington Huskies, attending all manner and number of sporting events, especially the Lady Husky basketball team. His capacity to understand systems, and how to improve them, never left him. He dispassionately surveyed the fate of the Seattle Mariners every Spring and accurately predicted their performance, which unfortunately has been far more dismal than successful. But he still went to Spring Training every chance he got.

His great passion was to walk the streets and parks of Seattle and central Puget Sound. He walked as much and as often as he could until he could walk no more. He was a proud and appreciated member of several organized walking clubs in Seattle. He rode the bus tirelessly throughout the region and railed about how he could fix its problems if only given a chance! And he was spot on … as always.

Dennis received great care from the VA hospital, which extended the quality of his life. His cardiac Nurse Practitioner, Sandy Cruz, looked out for him and was on his team all the way to the end. His final care at the LakeView Adult Family home was compassionate and competent. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents William A. Ross and Blanche Mowry Ross and his wife, Toni Ross. He is survived by his brothers Tom and Bill and his sister Sally. He was loved by many cousins and friends.

If people are moved to remember Dennis, donations to the Sierra Club or the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated. A celebration of Dennis’s life will occur later this summer.

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Memorial planned July 2 for Donald S. Werlech, 1928-2022

Family and friends of Don Werlech will gather July 2 for his Funeral Mass. Here’s the remembrance they are sharing with his community:

Donald Stephen Werlech
In Loving Memory

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to our father at 94 years old.

Donald Stephen Werlech (Don) was born March 16, 1928, the oldest of five children, and passed away peacefully at home June 10, 2022, surrounded by his three children and five grandsons.

Born to Croatian immigrants Mike and Josephine Werlech, Don was raised in the Riverside neighborhood and was a lifelong resident of West Seattle. He attended Holy Rosary grade school and Seattle Prep High School. Following high school, Don served honorably in the US Army as a peacekeeper following World War II. His service to our country paved the way for him to attend Seattle University on the GI Bill. Always independent minded, Don was a successful business owner of more than 45 years in the White Center area.

Don’s passions were numerous. A lifelong member of the Croatian Fraternal Union, he attended many functions throughout the year, including picnics and music festivals. Don spent many hours restoring his “baby,” a vintage 1931 Ford Model A, and was a proud member of the Evergreen A’s, a group of local Model A enthusiasts. In 2021, he was honored by the A’s with their prestigious Man of the Year award. He loved reading, hummingbird watching, fishing and traveling with his life-long buddies, family gatherings and reunions, and especially socializing with old friends and new acquaintances.

Don’s greatest joy and ministry was helping others. He would make people laugh with his stories and quick tease. He would drive those in need to any appointment or event. You would often see Don at Providence Mount St. Vincent visiting all the residents and taking time to talk and get to know them. He would often bring them flowers to brighten up their day. His generosity did not stop there, as he would also bring flowers to his family and friends. He had a passion for daily walks around the neighborhood and would often take his neighbor’s dog Tucker (and any other dog he would spot along the way), ending with a treat and lots of appreciative barking.

Without question, Don’s greatest passion was his five grandsons. Don spent countless hours cheering at their sporting events and attending school functions, always the proud Grandpa. Don loved going on road trips to his grandsons’ sports tournaments or simply to visit them as they grew into young men and ventured out on their own.

Don was a strong believer in community and family. He and his wife raised their children in the family home on 35th Avenue, which they owned for 61 years. Don regularly attended mass just down the road at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, where he served as head usher for years. As testament to Don’s belief in being a strong member of the community, all eight of his children and grandchildren graduated from Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien.

Don is survived by his children Donita, Deena, and Michael; daughter-in-law Mary Jo; grandsons Danny (28), Anthony (27), Joey (26), Michael (24), and Alexander, (24); and his sister Helen Chamberlain and brother Zrene Werlech. Donald is preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Patricia. Don will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, special grandfather, and friend to many. We feel blessed to have had him for so long and know he will be forever missed. His smile, laughter, and love will forever live in our hearts.

For those wishing to offer a token of remembrance, the family respectfully asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation in Don’s name be made to Saint Theresa’s Orphanage of Zagreb, Croatia c/o CFU 439, Humanitarian Aid Fund, 2130 48th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116.

Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, July 2, 2022, at 10 am, 7000 35th Avenue SW, Seattle. Burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Seattle. Please view his online obituary at bonneywatson.com.

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Remembering Donald O. Charles, 1938-2022

Family and friends are remembering Don Charles, and sharing this remembrance with the community:

Donald Oliver Charles – a husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, brother, son, uncle, and a loyal friend – passed away May 14, 2022, with his wife by his side, and the love of family and friends seeded in his heart.

Don was born May 22, 1938 at Georgetown Hospital in Seattle. He grew up on Beacon Hill and went to Maple grade school and then on to Cleveland High School, class of ’57’. He played football for the “EAGLES.” At a dance after the game, he met his wife; they have been married 65 years.

Don worked at Boeing for 40 years, traveling all over the world. Don and Marilyn moved to Tehran, Iran and were there for 3 years, working for the Shah of Iran until the government was overthrown. They traveled all over the Mideast and saw a different world.

Don was a Mason and very active with the Nile Shrine. He was Sultan of the oriental band, and proud member of the drum section. Don also was Director of Nile Temple Guard; he also was a member of the Nile Yacht Club, while he was owner of a boat. Don was president of West Seattle Shrine Club. He hosted their annual picnic every year. Don was a true Shriner.

Don was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Henrietta Charles and son Donald Edward Charles. Don is survived by wife Marilyn Charles, his daughters Debra (Mike) Parsinen, Diana (Gary) Abels, and daughter-in-law Lisa Charles, and 5 grandchildren, brother Robert (Susan) Charles, and countless friends and extended family

A Masonic Service was held May 28, 2022 at Alki Masonic Temple. Donation to: Memorial to Shriner Hospital for Children.

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Remembering Eleanor ‘Jaunie’ Popich, 1923-2022

June 7, 2022 8:45 am
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Family and friends are remembering Eleanor “Jaunie” Popich, and sharing this remembrance with her community:

Jaunie Popich died peacefully on April 24, 2022, at the age of 98. Born on July 5, 1923, she lived most her life in West Seattle except for two years in San Diego during WWII. She attended Jefferson Grade School, Madison Junior High School, and West Seattle High School. She spent one year at Washington State College but left to return home at the start of WWII.

Jaunie married her childhood sweetheart, Walter D. Popich, on July 24, 1943, and they enjoyed 52 years of marriage until his passing on February 1, 1995. She was active from childhood at Tibbetts United Methodist Church, singing for many years in the choir. She joined Sweet Adelines International in 1955 and remained active for 60 years, helping with local and regional administration. She finished her singing career at Lakeside Chorus alongside her granddaughter Cynthia Maki.

Jaunie was an avid golfer, joining the West Seattle Women’s Golf Club in 1949 and captaining their women’s team in 1960 and 1965. She also served for 15 years on the Greater Seattle Women’s Public Golf Association. She enjoyed golf, attending UW Football, Sonics, and Mariner games as well as her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren’s many sporting activities. She spent her final years at Judson Park in Des Moines (2016-2022).

She is survived by two sons, Dr. Gregory (Robin) Popich, Gig Harbor, and Christopher (Christine) Popich, Kent, WA; grandchildren Mark Popich, Andria (John) Stephens, Julia (Roque) Bamba, Cynthia (Aaron) Maki, and Kevin (Kate) Popich; great-grandchildren Soren and Sloane Popich, Matthew (Aubrey), Aly, and Luke Stephens, Griffin and Sam Bamba, and Ella and Kate Maki; great-great-granddaughters Hailey and Tessa Stephens. Private services were held May 20th, 2022.

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‘Block party’ June 18th to celebrate the life of Jeffrey P. Sifferman, 1953-2022

Family and friends will gather June 18th for a “block party” to celebrate the life of Jeffrey P. Sifferman. Here’s the remembrance they’re sharing with his community:

Jeffrey Paul Sifferman, son, brother, husband, dad, uncle, coach, mentor, sculptor, musician, gardener, veteran, naturalist, animal whisperer/companion, community leader, and volunteer, historian, neighbor, and loyal friend, passed away peacefully the morning of May 16, 2022, with his wife by his side and the love of family and friends seeded deeply in his heart.

Jeff was born October 7, 1953 in Seattle, the fourth of seven children. He grew up in Seattle’s Rainier Valley. He attended Columbia (City) School, Our Lady of Mount Virgin School, O’Dea High School, and graduated from Franklin High School in 1971. He played high-school football and, beginning as a child, preferred to spend his time in the great outdoors, exploring the mountain streams, high lakes, and ocean waves of Washington state.

His lifelong passion for hiking, camping, and fishing was sparked as a member of Boy Scout Troop 205. He spent summers playing sandlot baseball and peering through the outfield walls as a proud member of the infamous Sick’s Stadium Knothole Gang or perched on Cheapskate Hill watching Seattle Rainiers and Angels baseball games. He was an instigator of antics and enjoyed retelling the stories of his childhood.

Jeff proudly served in the United States Marine Corps 1971-1973 (Camp Pendleton, CA) and received an honorable discharge. He maintained close friendships with other Marines and enjoyed making new connections through social media in recent years. He held strong political views, and placed a high value on honesty, fairness, and democracy.

Jeff’s talents were extensive, as he was gifted at teaching himself the skills needed to do anything that sparked his interest. Although the guitar was where he honed his musical skills, he loved to break out a tune on the flute, piano, or any other instrument he picked up. Jeff was also an accomplished artist, carving beautifully detailed sculptures out of wood and stone. He would turn a raw piece of wood or stone over and over in his hands, examining the patterns and imperfections he’d work with, chiseling away until he felt it was finished. He humbly declined to sell his pieces, and instead gifted most of his work to family and friends. His hope of completing some of his unfinished pieces to gift before passing, was stifled by the physical disability that eventually came with his illness.

His artistic creativity carried over into his unparalleled mastery of gardening and natural conservation. He created many a peaceful refuge, whether in his own garden, at the family ocean retreat in Moclips, or in the woods of Me-Kwa-Mooks Park behind his home. He shared his deep knowledge of the natural history of the area and was committed to removing non-native plants and invasive species to restore and preserve the native flora and fauna to the park. He coordinated numerous work parties and tours for the West Seattle community in both Me-Kwa-Mooks and Schmitz Parks.

Jeff married Doreen Roseto in 1996 and they settled on the edge of Me-Kwa-Mooks Park in West Seattle. He loved his children fiercely, and wholly embraced the role of being a stay-at-home-dad. Having kids tapped into a new world of adventure and cherished friendships for Jeff. He was the “go to” parent you could call at the last minute for help when plans went awry. He often gathered friends together for impromptu barbeques, epic block parties, lunch in the junction, or just a quiet campfire chat. Jeff loved talking to and meeting friends, new and old. He often said, “Everyone has an interesting story, you just need to listen.” His friends hail from Alaska to the tip of Baja, where he and his family and friends often journeyed. He loved the ocean and never lived far from it.

Jeff was diagnosed with metastatic esophageal cancer in March 2016. He was so appreciative of the kindness and care he received from his oncology team at the Swedish Cancer Institute. He said he didn’t want his story to read that he had fought cancer, because his role in the fight was small by comparison to the knowledge, skills, and dedication of his oncologist, Dr. Song Zhao. Jeff claimed Dr. Zhao was the master of the battle that came.

Jeff is preceded in death by his parents Raymond Sifferman and Lillian Reams Sifferman, infant brother Jan Patrick Sifferman and sister Patsy Miramontez. Jeff is survived by his wife Doreen Roseto Sifferman; children, Jon, Jackie, Kassy, and Ray; his brothers Ray Sifferman (Lisa), Rex Tippery (Penny), Mike Sifferman (Drena) and sister Carolyn Sifferman; a large extended family and countless friends.

Jeff wasn’t one for formal events or dressing up – a quick glance into his closet for any doubters would confirm that – so it’s only fitting that we honor him with, what else …. but a block party. Please join us on Saturday, June 18, beginning at 4 pm at the Sifferman residence. If you can bring a potluck dish to share, we would be most appreciative. We’ll provide plenty of libations, good music (working on a band) and an evening you won’t want to end.

Jeff will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Seattle in a private family gathering in July.

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Celebration of Life planned Saturday for Stephen L. Fuller

June 2, 2022 9:19 am
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An update today from the family of another person for whom an event hadn’t yet been planned when we published their remembrance. This Saturday, family and friends of Stephen L. Fuller will gather:

The celebration of life for Stephen L. Fuller will be at Fauntleroy Church UCC, 9140 California Ave SW, on June 4th, beginning at 3:00 pm, with a reception to follow at Salty’s on Alki – The Alki Room, 1936 Harbor Ave SW, from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

We ask that people wear something that exudes how our father lived – in fashion and fun. Please come in color, dressed to party, laugh, love, and, only occasionally, cry. All are welcome!

Remembering Arthur Gunlogson, 1928-2022

June 1, 2022 9:00 am
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Family and friends are remembering Arthur Gunlogson, and sharing this remembrance with the community:

Arthur Gunlogson died May 4, 2022, in West Seattle, a few weeks after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. He was born in 1928 in Akra, North Dakota, the oldest of four siblings. In 1944 he joined the Navy, serving on the USS Duluth. While a reservist studying at North Dakota State, he was recalled to active duty for the Korean War, serving on the USS Bon Homme Richard. He completed his degree at the University of Washington and embarked on a long and productive career as a civil & structural engineer.

Art had an endless succession of projects, large and small, from constructing houses for his family to building a sailing dinghy to putting together his own computer. He was happiest when busy, and especially when analyzing, designing, and building – a true engineer. He took special interest in the West Seattle Bridge and was eager to see it back in operation.

Art married Anne Kriegel in 1956 and raised three children with her in West Seattle, where they lived until her death in 1990. In 1995 he married Anita Meyer, with whom he spent many happy years in the Chehalis area (with winter breaks in Arizona), until her death in July 2021.

He is survived by his sister Janice (spouse Jack Brandt), daughter Christine (Greg Carlson), and son Mark (Heidi Bornstein); his son John (Rosie) died in 2013. He leaves three granddaughters, Rachel, Grace, and Ellie, and an extended step-family.

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Remembering James Jones, 1940-2022

May 24, 2022 9:00 am
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Family and friends are remembering James Jones, and sharing this with the community:

James William Jones, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away April 20, 2022. He was born May 11, 1940 in Great Falls, Montana to Lloyd and Stella Jones.

Jim will always be remembered for his love of salmon fishing, boating, Husky football, and talking with pride about his daughters and grandchildren.

Jim grew up in West Seattle, running around Lincoln Park and Alki Beach. He graduated from West Seattle High School in 1958 and went on to graduate from the University of Washington School of Business in 1964. He was also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School. Jim served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves and worked on the Washington State Ferries, developing his seamanship and love of the water.

Jim and Dorothy Joyce married in 1960. Daughters Denise and Lauren were adored by their father. He encouraged them in all of their activities throughout the years and was their biggest supporter. Jim and Dorothy divorced in the early 1980s.

Jim’s shared knowledge in the fields of agriculture, forestry, fishing, construction, and commercial lending helped many people. His banking career began in 1964 at SeaFirst/Bank of America, serving as Branch Manager, Loan Officer, and Vice President. In 1992 he moved to Frontier Bank as Vice President and Senior Lending Officer, retiring in 2000.

Throughout his career and retirement, Jim always gave back to the community. He served over 30 years on the Puget Sound Kidney Centers Board of Directors; was a past member of the Arlington Rotary Club, served on the Arlington City Council and various other boards.

Jim met his wife and best friend Patti and they were blessed with almost 36 years of marriage. They enjoyed boating and fishing in the San Juan and Gulf Islands, exploring the Washington and Oregon coasts, and lots of road trips.

Jim’s spirit and love for life lives on with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his wife Patti, daughters Denise (Alex Hattwig), Lauren (Greg Stephens), and grandchildren Camille, Chloe, and Charlie, as well as many close friends and relatives.

Service was held last weekend at Peace Lutheran Church in Silvana. Memorials to the Puget Sound Kidney Centers appreciated.

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Remembering Larry Hilden, 1927-2022

Family and friends are remembering Larry Hilden and sharing this with the community:

Laurence Roland Hilden passed away peacefully at his home at age 94 on April 24, 2022.

He was born in Hager City, WI to Arthur and Ruth Hilden. After graduating from school, he joined the US Navy a month before his 18th birthday in November 1945. He served aboard the USS Trippe (DD-403) and participated in the Operation Crossroads nuclear weapons tests at Bikini Atoll on July 25, 1946.

After returning from the service, he worked at the Red Wing Shoe Factory where he met his wife, Elaine. They were married in Red Wing, MN in June 1949 and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1951, eventually settling in Ballard in 1962. Laurence (known as “Larry” by his customers) owned and operated G&B Shoe Rebuilders (“If the shoe fits, repair it”) in the West Seattle Junction for 41 years.

He enjoyed traveling, playing guitar, writing song lyrics, boating, voracious reading, crossword puzzles, daily walks at Golden Gardens, and he especially enjoyed taking the “devil’s advocate” position in spirited and lively conversations.

He was preceded in death by his wife Elaine in 2005. He is survived by his daughters Loreli Tarsiuk (Terry) and Elana Bryan West (Chuck West); grandchildren Justin Tarsiuk (Kristen), Alissa Tarsiuk, Jackson Bryan, and great-grandson Rocco Tarsiuk. He is also survived by his brother Floyd Hilden, sister Jeanne McArthur, and his aunt (yes, his aunt!) Ruby Foley of Red Wing, MN.

He was interred at Crown Hill Cemetery in Ballard on May 14, 2022.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ballard NW Senior Center.

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Memorial planned May 23rd for Jack Geary, 1944-2022

Family and friends will gather May 23rd to remember Jack Geary, and are sharing this remembrance with his community:

Thomas “Jack” Anthony Geary, 77, of Seattle, passed away on May 6th, 2022, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jack was brought into this world on June 12th, 1944, by his loving parents, John “Jack” Geary and Sarah “Sadie” Geary, in Nuns Island, Galway, Ireland, where he spent the early part of his life. As a student, Jack attended Saint Patrick’s Primary School in his youth, then graduated from Saint Joseph’s Secondary School in 1961. True to his studious nature, Jack went on to earn a college degree in both English and History, as well as a Higher Diploma in Education in 1965 at University College Galway.

Throughout his academic years, Jack was enthralled by recreational activities like rowing and rugby. He won five rugby championship cups, one during secondary school and four while attending college. While Jack was a gifted student and sportsman, most people remember him for his lifelong passion for music, which he enjoyed up until his final day. To Jack, music was life. As a keen musician, he became well known in the folk scene in Galway following college and went on to start his first band in Galway called “The Galway Blazers.”

Eager to establish a meaningful career in music, Jack left Ireland in 1968 and moved to New York City, where he played music in a band called “The Freedom Folk” with Sean Tyrrell. Together they produced a beautiful folk album called “Apples in Winter.”

Soon after, Jack moved to Boston and then to Newburyport, Massachusetts in 1969. It was in Newburyport that Jack met the love of his life, Terri, at a restaurant called the Townhouse, in Lowell, Massachusetts. The two married a year later on January 27th, 1970. On June 9th, 1971 they had their son, Colin Geary. Colin was raised in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

While in Newburyport, Jack formed a band called Harvest Home. For two decades Jack continued to play music; Terri had careers as a flight attendant and a restaurateur. Together they were living their best lives while raising their son.

In 1991, Jack and Terri drove across the country to settle in Seattle and care for Terri’s elderly mother. Jack played music in the local area and in 1993 he and Terry became proprietors of The Owl n’ Thistle Irish Pub, located in downtown Seattle. Eager to make this a family business, Colin answered his parents call to move to Seattle and help run the pub. It was at The Owl n’ Thistle that Jack felt the greatest joy entertaining friends and patrons, which he did up until his final days. To this day, The Owl n Thistle has been wildly successful and a staple in the community. Thanks to Jack’s hands-on approach and generous nature, many of his employees went on to become entrepreneurs, restauranteurs, and successful musicians. Walking into The Owl n’ Thistle for the first time, there’s a strong sense of community with patrons and locals but also a rich connection with the Seattle music scene, all which Jack took great pride in fostering. Today, Jack’s memory is celebrated by friends and family who he loved with all his heart.

Jack was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Sadie Geary, his siblings Angela Packard, John (Poonah) Geary, and his son Colin Geary. He is survived by his wife Terri Geary, his brother Eamonn Geary, and his sisters Maura Castling, Jane Bilyard, and sister Susan Quinn.

Please join us on Monday, May 23, 2022 @ 11 am at Holy Rosary Church in West Seattle, 4139 42nd Ave SW. Reception to follow at The Owl n’ Thistle Irish Pub, 808 Post Ave.

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Celebration of Life planned May 28th for Ralph L. Heitt

May 10, 2022 9:00 am
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So many of the remembrances we published these past two years ended with the promise that a celebration of life would be scheduled at a later date. One such was that of Ralph L. Heitt, remembered here in April of last year. Now we have an update on plans for a gathering: “A memorial/celebration of Ralph’s life will be held at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave S., Seattle, on May 28th, 2022 at 11 am.”

Celebration of Life planned May 21st for Mike Lobdell, 1950-2021

Family and friends will gather May 21st to celebrate the life of Mike Lobdell. Here’s the remembrance they’re sharing:

Remembering Mike Lobdell, 1950-2021

For those who had the privilege of knowing Mike through the years, you know that nothing made him more proud than his family. You’d often catch him saying, “Yes, that’s my family, I did that.”

His legacy will continue to live on. He is survived by his wife Lynn, their three daughters and their husbands, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Please come help celebrate Mike’s life on the 21st of May at the White Center Eagles from 2-5 pm. Bring your best stories to share as we raise a shot in celebration of Mike.

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