Obituaries

Hattie (Wakabayashi) Matsumoto

Long time Vashon resident, Hattie Matsumoto, 93, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2017 after a brief illness. Born Hatsuyo Wakabayashi on May 6, 1923,… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2017

Merrill L.“Skip” Bartlett

Merrill L.“Skip” Bartlett 8 april 1939 — 5 february 2017 Merrill L. “Skip” Bartlett, 77, fondly referred to by his family and friends as the… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2017

Joyce Hirman

Joyce Hirman, age 67, of Birch Run, Michigan, passed away suddenly at her home in Norwalk, Connecticut, on January 9th, 2017. Born in Michigan, the… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

James Arthur “Art” Bryant

James Arthur “Art” Bryant, 90, of Longview, Washington, died peacefully at his home on January 10, 2017. Art was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, on… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

Gordon John Burridge

Gordon John Burridge September 30, 1951 – January 4, 2017 A magnificent man, a magnificent heart Greatly cherished and hugely loved husband and best friend… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

Jean Bosch

Our dear Jeannie passed away on January 11th on her boat in Quartermaster Harbor, surrounded by loved ones. She left life as she had lived… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

John Walker Moon Rollo

John Walker Moon Rollo has climbed his final mountain. Jack packed with him the memory of his: lovely wife Marge, three successful children, Ian, Nick… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

Gordon Ross Steen

Gordon Ross Steen died in Allyn, Washington on January 11, 2017, after a long illness. Gordy was born on September 19, 1931, on Vashon to… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

Katherine Louise Kamman White

Kay has drawn her final breath. On the morning of January 16, 2017, she stepped gracefully over the threshold from Here to There. She died… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

Ka Ernest Luomala

Ka Luomala died on January 24 after a week in the hospital following a head injury that resulted from a fall. He was born April… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

John Patrick McCarthy

John Patrick McCarthy, 79, died suddenly at his home on Saturday, December 31, 2016, the son of John F. McCarthy and Kathleen Taylor. He leaves… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

Keith Schieron

Keith Richard Schieron was born December 20,1972, in San Jose, California. A natural athlete, Keith distinguished himself early in organized sports but never embraced the… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

Leland Standley

Leland Standley, 25-year island resident and distinguished Pacific Northwest landscape painter, passed away in Seattle on Thursday, December 29th, 2016. Leland leaves behind two sons,… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

Paul Kolenbrander

Paul Kolenbrander died suddenly from complications of cancer on January 11, 2017, in the company of his wife, Tanya Roberts, and granddaughter, Abby Kolenbrander. Paul… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2017

Robert Penning

Robert “Bob” Edward Penning passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Monday, January 23, 2017, at his home in Bellevue. He was born… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2017

Avis Ellen Gillison

Avis Ellen Gillison passed away on December 28th, 2016, at her assisted living residence in Lynnwood, Washington. She was 94. Avis lived most of her… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2017

Michael Francis Kneeshaw: Vashon, Wa

Michael Francis Kneeshaw, 61, passed away on December 25, 2016, after a 2-year battle with cholangiocarcinoma (bile-duct cancer). He went peacefully in the presence of… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2017

Deborah Scovel

Deborah Scovel, long-time Vashon resident who served the island’s special needs students for more than two decades, died Friday (12/23/16) at a Burien hospice after… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2017

FloAnn Wittman

Florence Ann Wittman, “ FloAnn,” 88,passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2016.A graveside service will be held Thursday, December 1, 2016, 2pmat the Vashon Cemetery.… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2016

Gary Bergamini

Gary “Bergie” Bergamini1942 – 2016Gary “Bergie” Bergamini, longtime resident of Vashon Island, passed away in his Vashon home with his daughters and life partner by… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2016