Sunday, January 22, 2017
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
Einar H. Pedersen 1939-2016 A celebration of life was held at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach for Einar Pedersen, the co-founder of the Olympic Ski School. An avid skiier, he started a small ski shop in Ballard which grew into the Olympic Sports chain, known for its annual Ski Bonkers sale. After fishing for years in Alaska, he and partners started several fishing companies. A proud Norwegian, he was on the Board of the Nordic Heritage Museum and a benefactor for all things Norwegian.
Richard Michael Kuhner 1940-2016 Funeral mass was held at St. Luke in Shoreline. Kuhner had a 31-year career as an executive with Pacific Northwest Bell, AT/T, US West and Quest Communications.
Elmer Clell Norton 1928-2016 A member of the Shoreline Rotary Club for many years, he was heavily involved in Richmond Little League, and actively involved in Seafair, becoming the comptroller through five presidents. Korean War vet, avid skier. Donations suggested to Rotary.
Bob Chivers 1932-2016 Bob died a couple of weeks before his 85th birthday. He was a longtime resident of Shoreline, a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, a volunteer fire fighter, food bank coordinator, and jack-of-all-trades at The Driftwood Players Theater in Edmonds. See obituary
William (Bill) Manning Dilley 1923-2016 Services were held at St. Mark Catholic church in Shoreline. He served in the Navy in WW II and made his home in Shoreline in 1944. He started his own business, Custom Package and Design, in the early 80’s.
Diane Marie Lockhart 1941-2016 Diane loved working in her garden, visiting with her neighbors in her Dayton Ave neighborhood, and creating memorable celebrations for her extended family. Retired from Bank of California.
James A. Morehouse age 83 Celebration of Life held at the Shoreline Elks club. Donations to the Shriners Children's Hospital.
Ronald Holm 1930-2016 Retired Seattle firefighter and avid square dancer. He loved the water, and boating. Burial at Acacia in Lake Forest Park.
Janice Forsell 1930-2017 Married husband Ron in 1957 and they built a home in Shoreline. She raised three children and supported Ron in his television career.
Jessie Gooding Richeson Perry O'Mara 1916-2017 Passed away in Edmonds. Family in Lake Forest Park and Shoreline.
Betty L. Casey 1923-2017 She was a nurse at Swedish and Northwest hospitals for many years.
Richard William Freitas 1935-2017 Shoreline resident for 55 years. Coached many years in Richmond Little League. Loved gardening and shared his vegetables and flowers with the neighborhood. Burial at Holyrood.
Stig Arne Mansson 1926-2017 Services at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach for Mansson, who was born in Sweden 90 years ago. Employed by RCA Service for 30 years. Member of the Swedish Club. "He enjoyed crosswords, eating lutefisk, and was an excellent cribbage player."
Clydene Staatz 1932-2016 Taught 3rd grade at King's Garden Elementary in Shoreline for 31 years.
William Albert Kelly, MD 1927-2016 Bill and his wife Joan settled in Lake Forest Park to raise their two sons. Bill accepted an Assistant Professorship of Neurosurgery at the University of Washington Medical School, eventually becoming Chairman of the department. He also served as President of the Western Neurosurgical Society. He is known professionally for developing a specialized procedure on the pituitary gland.
Beverlei (Nuzum) Hoerlein 1929-2016 She was a teacher in Hawaii, San Bernardino, and Seattle before retiring to raise her four children in Lake Forest Park. She found time for genealogy research and substitute teaching. She and her husband travelled widely.
Patrick M. Boyle 1932-2017 Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Luke Catholic church in Shoreline. Served in the Army during the Korean war. Attended the UW and worked 35 years for Pacific NW Bell.
Tommie Lynn Robertson 1939-2016 Born in Bremerton and lived in Shoreline. He retired from pharmaceutical sales in 1999 and moved to Shoreline to be close to family. Remembrances are suggested to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Democratic National Committee.
Christina May Lahmer Taran 1920-2017 A spunky lady with a fascinating life, she lived her last days in Shoreline.
John Michael Grosso 1945-2017 Attended Shoreline Community College before joining the Navy in 1965 to serve in Vietnam.
Randy Thompson 1952-2016 Graduated from Shoreline High School in 1971 where he played football. Member of the Iron Workers Local 86. Celebration of life held at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club.
Florence Shapiro 1919-2017 Born in Brooklyn and passed away in Shoreline at the age of 97.