Obituaries

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

Barbara Franklin

Barbara Franklin1931 – 2016Barbara Franklin, age 85, died in Dockton, October 28, during a recent illness. Born October 9, 1931, in South Bend, Indiana, to… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2016

Michiko Uto

Michiko UtoFebruary 9, 1958 – October 28, 2016A Memorial Service, celebrating the radiant life of Michiko Uto, will be held Saturday, November 12, at 4:00… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2016

Ruth Violet Sauer

Ruth Violet Sauer left to be with the Lord on October 22, 2016.She was the daughter of Herbert and Helen (Koschel) Wengle, and was born… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2016

Valerie Gene Seath

Valerie Gene SeathFebruary 10, 1942 — October 17, 2016A dear, sweet, kind, lovely, and loving woman passed from this world early Monday, October 17th, 2016.Valerie… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2016

Heidi Richards

Heidi Richards1951-2016This past October 13th Heidi Richards passed away from complications of pancreatic cancer. Born January 31, 1951, to Gerard Keil and Joan MacDonald Keil,… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2016

David Hiner

DAVID L. HINER12/11/1928 - 10/6/2016David L. Hiner died unexpectedly in Montesano, WA, at the age of 87.David was born on December 11, 1928, in Hemingford,… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2016

Edward Schmidt

Edward “eddie” Arnold SchmidtEd was born on Vashon, Washington, on April 13, 1934 (Friday the Thirteenth), as half of a set of twins to George… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2016

Patricia Erickson

Patricia Elaine Erickson, of Vashon Island, Washington, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2016, with her family by her side. She was 82.Pat was born… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2016

Vince Matulionis

Vince MatulionisAfter outrunning cancer for five years, Vince Matulionis passed away at home, surrounded by family on Monday, September 26. He was 54.Vince’s first love… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2016

Peggy Stringfellow

Longtime Vashon Island resident, Peggy Boe Stringfellow, passed peacefully on Monday, September 19th, one week following her 87th birthday at Tranquility Haven in Kennewick, Washington.Peggy… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2016

Jerry Henley

Jerrold T. HenleyVashon resident Jerrold T. Henley passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016, at the age of 78. He was born in San Jose,… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2016

Jane Mary Pease

Jane Mary Stephens PeaseJane Pease died on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at her home on Vashon Island with her family by her side.She was born… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2016