Sunday, February 26, 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
Mary H. (Sharkey) Schantz 1927-2016 Funeral mass celebrated at St Mark, followed by mass and burial at Holyrood.
Esther (Tracie) Marie Cummings 1924-2016 She raised four children, worked for various King County departments, Shoreline Community College and was co-founder of Wonderland Play School. Private ceremonies were held at Holyrood Cemetery.
Loren Crosby Davidson 1941-2017 Taught middle school English in Shoreline Schools.
Lane Dale Ruud 1933-2016 Teacher and principal in Shoreline School District. Named Washington State Principal of the year. Skied the European circuit; visited 102 countries and every state. Belonged to the Finnish Lutheran Church, Edmonds Sons of Norway, VFW, Lake City Elks, Masons, and Nile Shriners.
Bruce Hart 1933-2017 After his marriage in 1968, he designed and built a home in Lake Forest Park. Bruce coached their three boys in baseball, soccer, and basketball. He was an advocate for the disabled and supporter of Special Olympics. After 33 years as a Boeing engineer, he retired and he and Joyce traveled the country.
Erma LaVon (Johannes) Bender 1937-2017 Memorial service held at Shoreline Community Church for Shoreline resident and mother of five Erma Bender, who died unexpectedly. Memorials can be made to Water For Life.
Donald Ernest Jones 1926-2017 Services held at Ronald United Methodist Church where he was a counselor for the Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF) group for many years. He loved athletics and coached tennis teams for years including the men's team at Shoreline Community College. Inducted into the Pacific Northwest Basketball Officials Association (PNWBOA) Hall of Fame in 2011, and officiated basketball and football games for 28 years.
Naomi Ruth Steele 1925-2017 Secretary for the Shoreline School District.
Irene Donohue Betor 1928-2017 Longtime Shoreline resident and member of St Marks. Mother of five, she operated the G/G Cigar Store in Smith Tower from her husband's death in 1980 until her retirement in 1994.
William Lawrence McQueen, Jr 1930-2017 Services held at the Innis Arden Clubhouse for Bill McQueen, owner of accounting practice, William L. McQueen, CPA and Associates.
Kurt James Saldin 1948-2017 1966 graduate of Shoreline High School, he played baseball all through school. Graduated from Western in 1970. He traveled the world for his antique business.
Douglas Forrester Bulloch 1923-2017 He got his private pilot's license with the Boeing Glider Club. After retiring from Boeing in 1985, Services were held at the Museum of Flight where Doug worked for almost 20 years as a volunteer to restore the B-29 now on display.
Alan Bryant age 60 Graduated from Shorecrest in the late 1980s. After leaving their corporate jobs, he and his wife adventured around the world, "From the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, to the savannas of Kenya, from the windy roads of Europe to rustic trails in the Andes."
Lawrence Michael Horowitz 1943-2017 30 year resident of Shoreline, Lonny's business career included in excess of forty-five years of real estate experience of all types. Leasehold and every aspect of commercial real estate were his specialties.
Emily Routledge age 55 Graduate of Shoreline High School and the UW, she was working as an administrative assistant for Sound Transit.
Joshua Payne Brady passed away unexpectedly. Loved the outdoors and particularly snowboarding. Graduate of Shorecrest High School, he worked as a bartender at several local clubs.
Barry Austin Bowers 1943-2017 Worked 32 years as a Boeing engineer.
Grace Irene Laegreid Simmons 1928-2017 Passed away in Lake Forest Park. Worked at Shoreline Community College as an executive secretary until her retirement. Celebration of life held at Leif Erikson Sons of Norway lodge in Ballard.
George Plumis 1938-2017 Trisagion and memorial at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, Shoreline, where he was a founder. He taught special ed in Seattle Schools and volunteered as a Scout leader, camp director at All Saints Camp, Board President at St. Demetrios Church.