Death Notices as of February 21, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Obituaries are condensed biographies of people's lives, written by the people who loved them. Like a memorial service, they tell us things we may not have known about the person, and may leave us wishing we had known them better.

Obituaries from The Seattle Times


John Daniel Sullivan  1921-2016  Graduated from US Merchant Marine Academy 1944 and served as naval officer (Lieutenant JG) in WW II delivering troops to Utah Beach on D-Day. Shoreline resident. Sang in church choir. Services at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach.

Robert (Bob) Burton Frost, W7TOM  1938-2016  Born and raised in Lake Forest Park "back when kids could be kids." A Ham Radio operator, he upgraded radio equipment and operating procedures for the Pacific County Emergency Operation Center in Long Beach. He worked on Boeing rocket programs for 40 years.

Dale Lawrence Wright  1924-2015  Served in Europe during WW II. Retired accountant who traveled widely and volunteered in the Shoreline community. Services at Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church.

Richard Gerring  Age 60  Musician and maker of ukeleles, the Lopez Island resident died suddenly. Services held at Shoreline Elks.

Stephen Chase Kelly  1941-2016  Popular Shorewood teacher who grew up in Shoreline. Taught English, Creative Writing, and Special Ed in several Shoreline Schools, and coached soccer and girls basketball. Faculty advisor for Imprints, the student literary magazine. Known as an inspirational teacher and coach, whose students maintained contact with him long after their graduations.

Jean Thesman  1929-2016  Author Jean Thesman married and moved to Lake Forest Park in 1960, where she and her husband raised three children. She published 43 young adult books, winning numerous awards.

George Edward Banschbach  1930-2016  George married in Seattle and they eventually settled in Shoreline to raise their children. Services at St. Mark in Shoreline.

Marian Lorraine Halpin  1919-2016  At the age of 85, she helped roof a garage. At the age of 92 she moved to Aegis of Shoreline and found one of her golfing partners living two doors down the hall. Services at St. Mark in Shoreline.

Eric Pedersen  1967-2016  1985 Shorewood graduate died unexpectedly at his home in Hansville. Worked as a steward on factory trawlers in Alaska, then moved to Boeing manufacturing. Services at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach.

Henry Robert Aydelott  1933-2016  Led the restoration of the Florence Henry Memorial Chapel in The Highlands. Services at City Calvary Chapel in Shoreline.

Jean "Jay" Danson  Age 73  Services at St. Mark Catholic Church in Shoreline.

Anson "Andy" Burwell Goff  1941-2016  Shoreline resident was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, where services were held. Stricken at 18 with a neuromuscular disorder, he worked in a sheltered workshop, traveled, volunteered, and was active at church.

Danny Lowell Raymond  1955-2016  Grew up in Lake Forest Park. Graduated from Cornish and had a career in theatrical makeup and interior design.

Fern Arleen Vik Goodlett (née Holm)  Age 91. She had a 20 year career at Frederick and Nelson. Services at Ronald United Methodist Church in Shoreline.

Carol T. Bergman  1919-2016  Worked in sales in the toy and hobby field and retired at age 90. Memorial service at American Legion Hall in Shoreline.

Sibyl Cass  Age 94  RN at Northgate and Northwest Hospitals. Memorials to Shoreline MedicOne.

Judith B. Mitchell  1932-2016  Services held at Richmond Beach United Methodist Church in Shoreline.

Luella J. Petrie  1934-2016  Services at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach.

Richard Samuel Mills  1941-2016  Shoreline resident retired from Bartells. Served as a sports photographer for the Olympic Soccer League in Seattle and ran a doggie daycare and kennel out of his home.

Kenneth James Carlson  1920-2016  Shoreline resident was a Navy officer during WW II. Boeing engineer. Faithful member of the Berean Bible Church in Shoreline, and supporter of Crista.



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