Death notices as of April 21

Tuesday, April 25, 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

Royages Easton  1947-2017  His family moved to Seattle, Washington, in 1965, where he attended Franklin High School, Shoreline Community College and the University of Washington.

Thomas M. Fisher  1926-2017  Tom lived in the same house in Shoreline for 68 years. He loved all things about boats and boating and built a 30-foot Monk designed diesel cabin cruiser in his backyard. In 1943 he joined the Navy and saw considerable war action in the Pacific aboard the USS Mississippi.

Gloria Bryce  age 63  Friends and family filled the sanctuary of the Richmond Beach Congregational Church to celebrate the life of Shoreline resident and volunteer Gloria Bryce. See previous notice.

Annette Cecile (Baillargeon) Fischer  1956-2017  Annette taught preschool at St. Mark's for 18 years and was an integral part of the St. Mark's community. "This was her life's calling and she loved every minute of it."  Celebration of life, Rosary, and Funeral Liturgy were held at St. Marks Catholic Church in Shoreline.

Walter Bronowitz  age 64  Services at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club for Walter Bronowitz, who died unexpectedly of a cardiac event on February 9, 2017.

James Leo Kenealy  1924-2017  Lake Forest Park resident loved Model-T Fords. He restored a 1914 Model-T Ford and was an avid collector of accessories. He later collected antique phonographs and music machines. He was in the Navy during WW II, then joined the Merchant Marine and saw the world. He was a member of the Puget Sound chapter of the Model T Ford Club of America, Masonic University Lodge No. 141, the Nile Shrine, and Teamsters Local #174.

Erik Forrest Wyss  Services will be held at St. Mark's for Erik Wyss who died after a 14 month battle with brain cancer. He loved pets and driving fast cars, boats, and motorcycles.

Phil C. Woolwine  Services at Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church. Donations can be made to the Seattle Audubon Society.

Richard Patrick "Pat" Sinclair 1949-2017 Pat passed away at his home in Kona, Hawaii. He was a graduate of Shoreline High School. As a young musician, he was "Lance" in the country rock group Lance Romance. In 1980 he moved to Kona, where he played music and grew avocados.

Roland G. (Ron) Hoefer  1922-2017  The Lake Forest Park resident found his work passion in real estate, building his own brokerage firm and building. He was a master appraiser, working first for the FHA, then creating his own company, Western Appraisal. He was elected president of the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers. He was a Master Mason for 50 years, a member of the Mayflower Descendants, St. Mark Church in Shoreline, and a Fellow of Seattle Pacific University.

Robert (Bob) James Harkleroad  1944-2017  Taught for 31 years in the Shoreline School District. He played baseball in high school and college and coached kid's teams. In his retirement he worked for the Bear Creek Golf Course and the Mariners.

Evelyn V. Schellenberg  1920-2017  Passed away in Shoreline.

Jerald "Jerry" Kellie Bell  1925-2017  For 34 years, Shoreline resident Jerry Bell was a member of the Puget Sounders Chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club, a national organization, and for 32 years, published the chapter's newsletter. He was in the US Army Air Corps, then US Air Force, for 10 years. He worked as an Architect and Landscape Architect in Seattle for over 60 years, continuing work into his 90s.

Timothy Jay Waterman age 55 died in a work related accident in Lake Forest Park April 13, one day before his 4th child was born. (See KOMO story). Service were held at Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church. To make a donation to help the family with funeral costs, visit the GoFundMe site.


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