Death notices October 1 - 31, 2019

Sunday, November 24, 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

James William Abbott  age 72  Jim Abbott was a developer / construction company owner who lived and worked in Shoreline for many years. He left his mark on Shoreline with Gateway Plaza, Sky Nursery greenhouses, and the Dale Turner YMCA. (See previous obituary)

Virginia Matheson  1948 - 2019  Celebration of Life held at Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church for Ginny Matheson. A Human Resources professional, she was the HR Director for Seattle Theatre Group, Seattle Symphony, and Pacific Science Center, among other places.

Douglas Walter Taylor  1954 - 2019  After college graduation he obtained specialized certificates including an AA degree and certification in computer-aided machining from Shoreline Community College. He was a car enthusiast who restored classic cars.

Susan Smith Newell   - 2019  Celebration of Life and potluck held at the North City Lounge for Susan Newell. She worked for Planned Parenthood in the '70s, and later as Administrator for University Unitarian Church before completing a second degree and working in project management.

Dirk Van den Dyssel  age 83  He and his wife relocated to Shoreline to be near children and seven of his grandchildren. He loved soccer and coached a youth basketball team, although he had never played.

Roberta Ann Engelhart  1951 - 2019  Funeral mass at St. Mark Catholic Church in Shoreline. She was a member of the Lions Club early in life and a proud member of the Seafair Parade Marshals for many years.

Mary Marcella Schrock  1926 - 2019  She and her husband Joseph raised four children in Seattle, then moved to Shoreline. She loved to dance and travel. Her husband of 72 years survives her.

Glenn Burton Strathy  age 90  Glenn and his family moved to Lake Forest Park in 1944. He and his two brothers established Strathy Brothers Dairy in Kenmore which operated until 2012. He had a 65 year career as a milkman. A Celebration of Life was held at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club.

Annalee Oakes  1934 - 2019  Celebration of Life at Aurora Community Church in Shoreline. She devoted her life to God, family, and her love of nursing, particularly nursing education.


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