Death notices for June 1-30, 2019

Saturday, August 3, 2019

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 extracted from The Seattle Times and other sources

Reynold Rosch  1963 - 2019  Shoreline resident died of cancer. "Upon his departure, he left his corneas to help others."

Anselma "Selma" Marie Bergen Beckwith  1924 - 2019  Funeral mass was held at St. Luke on the 71st anniversary of her marriage to Scott Beckwith, who preceded her in death. Celebrated by her seven children and their families, down to the great-great-grandchild.

Victor Joseph Scarpelli, Sr.  1930 - 2019  Services at St. Mark for Shoreline resident Scarpelli, who was a teacher at Shoreline High School from 1962 to 1995. He taught wood shop, metal shop, plastics and assembly mechanics. He administered the summer driver's education program, coached many sports, and was advisor to many clubs and activities.

Allen Russell Ohlinger  1932 - 2019  Services were held at St Dunstan's Episcopal Church in Shoreline where Ohlinger volunteered for many years.

Patrick James Cummings  1964 - 2019  1983 Shoreline High School graduate Patrick was "the life of the party, always happy, laughing and willing to help anyone." He loved sports of all kinds and his family suggests a memorial donation to your favorite youth soccer club.

Ruby Marie Carmichael  1921 - 2019  In 2003, Ruby and Doug moved to Cristwood retirement community in Shoreline, where they lived until Doug passed away in 2011. She continued living there until the need for more constant care arose.

Daniel "Dan" F. Nolan  1930 - 2019  Funeral mass was held at St. Luke for Irish-born Dan Nolan. Immigrating to the U.S. when he was 18, he served in the Army and then served 31 years with the King County Sheriff's Department.

James Jean Federspiel  1958 - 2019  James attended St. Luke grade school and graduated from Shoreline High School. Jimmy's passion was "to play guitar and he went through many."

Lacy Renée Rice  d. 2019  Services were held at Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church.

Stephen Donald Thoreson  1953 - 2019  Services were held at the Innis Arden Clubhouse with mourners invited to wear WSU colors. Donations were suggested for the Washington Park Fund for Ross Lake, Steve's favorite place to fish.
Bernice "Bunnie" Dittman  1928 - 2019  An open house memorial was held at the Shoreline - LFP Senior Center for Shoreline resident Bunnie Dittman. "She enjoyed playing bridge and bowling, was active with the Easter Seal and Children's Home Societies for many years, and rollerskated with the Rhythm Rollers in high school."

Harley Wahl  d. 2019  Long time Shoreline resident, Harley Wahl, M.D. passed away peacefully at his home. He did his residency in pediatrics at the University of Washington. "Following his Air Force service in 1968 he became a pediatrician and practiced in a partnership with Bill Forney and Bill Schnall" in Richmond Beach. 

David T. Pogson  1960 - 2019  Shoreline Community College grad was celebrated with a gathering at Salty's on Alki and a scholarship fund was started in his name.


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