Death notices as of April 21, 2016

Monday, May 2, 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

Gerald "Jerry" Albert Jones  1946-2016  "Just two weeks prior to his passing, Jerry achieved a lifelong dream of winning a state championship as a Shorecrest High School assistant coach. For nearly 20 years Jerry ran the WWPBA, known to many simply as the 'Jerry Jones League'. Memorial services were held in the Shorecrest Gym. A memorial fund was set up in his name at the Dale Turner YMCA.

Helen L. Evans  1920-2016  Member of the Lake Forest Park Presbyterian church since 1957. 'Her church community included the Mariners Couples, the women's committees, and representing her church at Presbytery. She was well known for her soups, pies and willingness to lend a hand where needed."

Gudrun Lindland Merkel  1917-2016  Services were held at Aurora Church of the Nazarene. Child of Norwegian immigrants, Gudrun was born in Alberta and passed away at the age of 99.

Frank Hideo Yamasaki  age 92  A graphic artist who worked in television and motion pictures. Memorials in his name are suggested for the International Community Health Services (ICHS), and Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center.

John A. Delano  1941-2016  Volunteer coach for Little League football and baseball in Shoreline. Former president of Richmond Little League, he was was "instrumental in passing policy to provide uniforms for the girls' teams."

Patrick Thomas Leach  1989-2016  Shoreline resident. Funeral mass at St. Benedict.

Edward Odell Mott  1947-2016  Ed attended Shoreline Community College and graduated with a bachelor of Police Science and Administration from Seattle University. He retired in 2003 as Detective Lieutenant of Major Crimes for the Bellevue Police Department.

Gary Francis Vena  1946-2016  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Friends of Fircrest", c/o Fircrest School, 15230 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155.

Frank Stewart Wallace  Services were held at Calvin Presbyterian Church for long-time member Frank Wallace. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvin Presbyterian Church, 18826 Third Ave NW Shoreline, WA 98177.

William R. "Bill" Busch  age 72  Graduated from Shoreline High School and worked at Vic Franck's Boat Company. A proud member of the carpenters union for over 50 years.

Matthew John Smith, Jr.   In lieu of flowers please donate to this nonprofit where his wife Lucy is employed: The Center for Human Services, Shoreline, WA. 98155.

Dorothee E. Hayman  age 92  Dorothee taught elementary school for several decades, in Seattle and Shoreline Public Schools and Bellevue Christian School.

Kaare Ness  1928-2016  Founding partner of Seattle-based Trident Seafoods. His formal education in Norway was interrupted in 4th grade when the Nazis marched into his schoolroom. At 15 he was working at sea, surviving death when washed overboard by a wave. When the herring stocks dwindled his family went to harvest scallops in Massachusetts, and from there to Alaska where he was a high line crab skipper. With a partner he built a crab processing boat which evolved into Trident Seafoods. Loyal to his Norwegian-American community, he was a founding director of Viking Bank and was involved in the Nordic Heritage Museum, Pacific Lutheran University, King's Schools, the Seattle Fishermen's Memorial, the Karmoy Fishermen's Memorial, and Karmoy's Loftet House for drug and alcohol counseling. Services at Aurora Church of the Nazarene in Shoreline.

Robert James Scarpelli  1965-2016  Raised in Shoreline, attended North City Elementary School, St. Mark Catholic School, Cordell Hull Middle School, and graduated from Shoreline High School with the class of 1983 where he lettered in football and tennis. Played C.Y.O. and North King County sports, including Shorelake Soccer. 35 years in the grocery industry working for Lucky Stores, Olson's, and QFC. Services at St. Mark, where donations may be given.

Donald E. Hinson  He delivered Meals on Wheels for over 6 years for the Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center.

Joyce Beth (Shapiro) Van Tuyl  1925-2016  Memorial held at Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church.

Barbara Henry Bender  age 78  Descendant of Seattle pioneers, she had a career as a real estate agent for Windermere. "She was a founding member of the Helen Morrison Guild of Seattle Children's, and a member of the Highlands Arboretum Guild, the Junior League of Seattle, the Seattle Garden Club, the Sunset Club and the Colonial Dames of Washington." Services at Seattle Golf Club and remembrances to Florence Henry Memorial Chapel, 722 - North 145th Street, Shoreline, WA 98133,

Lucilla M. Duran-Roff  1955-2016  Shoreline High School graduate 1974. University of Washington English degree in 1978. Active with bike riding and aerobics.

Gary Cameron Proudlock  1940-2016  Shoreline firefighter for 33 years. Services held at Nile. Suggestions donations to Shoreline Firefighters "Have Heart" fund 17525 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline, WA 98133.

Leslie Knudson  1930-2016  Shoreline resident since 1977. He worked closely with his wife Lois in property ownership and management, including the hospitality industry.

Harry "Rupe" Hilton  1928-2016  "He worked at Sears for 44 years, served his country during the Korean War, played "Santa Claus" at The Bon, and was an active member of Richmond Beach First Lutheran Church"

Charles Paul Norman  1935-2016  Shoreline resident "was a kind and gentle soul who was loved by all he knew and will be missed greatly by all"


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