Ralph Kline, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at his son's home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on January 24, 1918 and was 91 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Robert Baggett, passed way on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on July 21, 1945 and was 63 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Bjorn W. Sangder, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on February 21, 1909 in Seattle, Washington and was 100 years of age.
Bjorn's first job was as a paperboy for the Seattle Times. He started working at the Lake Union Dry-docks in the early 1930's and retired as a supervisor in 1974. He always enjoyed living on the water and from the time he was a youngman he told everyone that he was going to buy a house on Bainbridge Island for his retirement. Bjorn enjoyed fishing and hunting. In his later years his favorite times were being the "camp cook" with his son and grandsons.
He is survived by his wife Marvel Loria, son Larry and his wife Mimi, grandsons; Todd (Judy), Larry (Terri), Scott (Jean), great grandchildren; Isaac, Adam (Jo Anna), Melissa (Nicholas), Brittana, Travis and Nicolas. He also leaves behind his stepson's Jim, Dennis, Neal and Noble. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Elgie, son Robert, brother Otto and his sister Margaret Anderson.
David Murtagh Gallagher, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2009 at his home in Poulsbo, Washington. He was born on January 9, 1948 in Dublin, Ireland and was 61 years of age. He had lived in the Poulsbo area for the past 10 years and in the United States of America for 21 years. David had moved from Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland in 1987. He was a member of St. Olaf Parish in Poulsbo.
David was a devoted father, who was absolutely adored by his children, Hugh and Aoife. He was a life-long lover of sailing and the water, and he enojoyed spending time with friends made throughout the world. A real gentleman who cherished his family and friends, he loved telling stories and talking about the “Old Country.” He just moved into a beautiful new home in Poulsbo overlooking the water, where he was planning on mooring his boat. He was great with his hands and was looking forward to working on projects in his house. He enjoyed driving in his vintage Mercedes and dancing. His family and friends were so lucky to have been able to spend time with him recently at his son’s wedding. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his children: Hugh Gallagher (son - 30 yrs) and his wife Summer, Aoife Gallagher (daughter - 26 yrs); brother: Antoine Gallagher and his wife Sheila; Aunt & Uncle: Kathleen and Stanley Power; former-wife: Eavanne O'Donoghue; cousins: Derek, Murtagh, Aileen, Chris, Rosemary, Mary, Stan, Joyce, and Niall.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Recitation of the Rosary on Friday, May 8, 2009 at 7 :00 PM at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 18943 Caldart Avenue NE in Poulsbo. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 12:30 PM also at the church. Interment will be private.
Memorial Contributions can be made to: Saint Vincent de Paul Poulsbo, (360) 779-9980, 18943 Caldart Ave. NE / St. Olaf's Catholic Church, Poulsbo WA, 98370 or Helpline House, (206) 842-7621, 282 Knechtel Way NE, Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Jane C. Jacobsen, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2009 at Nisqually Valley Care Center in Roy, Washington. She was born on September 29, 1913 on Bainbridge Island, Washington and was 95 years of age. No services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
David Craig Forbes, was born February 12, 1938 to Douglas J. Forbes and Ruby A. Niles. He passed away on April 27, 2009 at the Hospice Care Center in Bremerton after a long illness. An accomplished professional musician, Dave's musical ability was honed with many years of childhood piano lessons. During high school he included in his musical repertoire the study of the French Horn. He excelled to such an extent under the tutelage of Alvin Shardt (then principal horn with the Seattle Symphony) that he represented Washington State in the All-Nation Orchestra in St Louis his senior year. A second generation Seattle native, Dave graduated from West Seattle High School in 1956.
After high school Dave attended the Navy School of Music in Washington DC. He was a member of Navy Bands in San Diego as well as principal horn of the La Jolla Symphony. In 1962, at only 24, he joined the Seattle World’s Fair Band. Having attended Western Washington University, he joined the Seattle Symphony, Opera and Ballet in 1964. He was present during one of the symphony's most exciting development periods in which it emerged as a nationally recognized and respected orchestra. He was well known for his tireless involvement in the Orchestra's internal affairs, which included chairing the Seattle Symphony & Opera Players Organization and serving on several of its contract negotiating committees. He taught at Western Washington University and the Cornish Institute.
Among musicians Dave’s talent and poise during performances was recognized as legendary. He was a consummate soloist on the French Horn and was admired by his colleagues, especially for the beauty of his tone and musical expression. He was especially proud of his unofficial record of complete Wagner’s Ring cycles he had performed in. With formal productions and dress rehearsals, he numbered more than 50 heroic appearances in the internationally acclaimed operas, including the famous off-stage horn-calls in Siegfried. His talent spanned both the classical and jazz worlds as Dave also performed professionally on jazz piano.
Dave was not only a fine musician, but had a highly developed, sophisticated, and extraordinary sense of humor. It was always in evidence, both inside and outside his work environment, keeping musicians in a positive state of mind even during periods of overwork or stress. In addition to that finely honed sense of humor, Dave was an extremely kind person. His warm personality positively affected everyone around him. In the frequently stressful work environment of a symphony orchestra, Dave’s positive personality, infectious humor and genuine affection for both his art and his colleagues were valued and appreciated.
He retired in 2003 and eventually moved to Poulsbo to be closer to family.
His death is a significant loss, not only to his many friends and family, but to the artistic community of Seattle. Dave has been a leader on the forefront of musical culture in our city for well over 50 years. With his death Seattle has lost one of its major musical talents and, for many, a great friend. Good bye, Dave, we will miss you.
He is survived by daughter Angela (Ralph) Bickerton of Bainbridge Island, grandchildren Elisabeth and John, stepchildren Lorna Holmes of Hillsdale MI, Cynthia and Stuart (Laurie) Holmes, all of Bainbridge Island, brother Bruce (Marlen) Forbes and nephew Ian Forbes, all of San Diego .
A memorial service will be held at 1 pm Monday, June 1 at Alki Congregational United Church of Christ, 6115 SW Hinds St Seattle, WA 98116.
The family request remembrances be made to the Seattle Symphony Endowment Fund.
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Edna Lauer, passed on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Montclair Park in Poulsbo, Washington. She was born on April 27, 1915 and was 93 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Helen M. Cook, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at The Messenger House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on March 18, 1915 and was 94 years of age.
Helen lived on Bainbridge Island for 52 years. She moved from Seattle to the Island. She was a member of Rollingbay Presbyterian Church on Bainbridge Island and a volunteer for The Children's Orthopedic Hospital and a member of the 100 Club of Seattle, Wing Point Golf and Country Club, Bainbridge Island Garden Club and the Bainbridge Island Light Opera Association.
Helen majored in music and attended Whitworth College and The University of Washington. She worked for Northwestern Mutual Insurance, Harrison and Crossfield and Unigard. Helen was a choir member of her church and also played the organ.
She is survived by her children; Richard Cook of Connecticut and his wife Kerry and Mary Cook of NSW, Australia. She also leaves behind her siblings; Louise Shaw, Frances Beam and Roma Jamison, also Patty Mitchell Moore and Bob Moore of Bellingham, grandchildren Shane Cook, Ethan Cook (Deena)and Kelly Cook Elomina (Ed) of Lynwood. Also her great-grandchildren; Denise, Matthew, Michael, Natasha, Alanna and River. There are also 21 nieces and Nephews many other loving family and friends. Helen was preceded in death by her husband Willis H. Cook in 1988 and her siblings Paul Mitchell, Fred Mitchell and Ruth Dawson.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Rollingbay Presbyterian Church, 11042 Sunrise Drive NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Memorial contributions can be made to the , Seattle Children's Hospital, Hospice of Kitsap County or Betty Nickum Guild.
Kenneth Millard Lemon, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at his home in Suquamish, Washington. He was born on July 30, 1922 in Rosland, Washington and was 86 years of age. He was a long time resident of Suquamish.
Kenneth was born in Roslyn, WA on July 30, 1922 and later married Dorothy J. Skiller in 1949. He joined the Navy and served in WWII. Kenneth worked at Pope 'N' Talbot Mill in Port Gamble on the greenchain for many years, then was a fork lift driver for them until he retired in 1989. He enjoyed fishing and camping in his younger years. In his later years he enjoyed listening to the Seattle Sea Hawks and Mariners and would talk about the games to whoever would listen. He was a very hard worker, splitting wood and working in the yard when he could. He loved his dog (Meagan) very dearly and would take her for short walks every couple of hours. He was known as "Grandpa" to many in Suquamish.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mary and Leon, one brother Charles, four sisters Mabel, Myrtle, Hazel and Bernice, sons Elmer D. Camelin and Gary D. Lemon and one grandchild David L. Lemon. He is leaving behind the loves of his life, life long companion Dorothy J. Rapp of the family home. Daughters Nanette E. Adams (Vince) of Suquamish, Melissa C. Wilson (Phillip) of Jacksboro, Tennessee and son Philip L. Lemon (Christi) of Kingston, WA. Grandchildren; Tammi Nelson, Shelly Dildine, Kenneth Camelin, Debbra Warren, Jerry and Terry Camelin, Christine West, Cindy Adams,, Levi Mabe, Melissa, Jessika, Billy Mann and Teena Kennedy. There are numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, nephews, nieces and many loving friends.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 from 4-8 PM at Cook Family Funeral Home, 163 Wyatt Way NE on Bainbridge Island. The Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 2:30 PM at The Suquamish Community House on Suquamish Way in Suquamish, Washington. A potluck will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the New Tribal Center.
John Irven, Sr., passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 23, 1923 to the late Dr. John J. Irven, surgeon, and the late Mary Agness Craig. He was 85 years of age.
John is survived by his wife Thelma F. Irven (Wilcox) of Bainbridge Island, whom he married in Crawford Park, Verdun, Quebec Canada on August 29, 1948, also his son John J. Irven, Jr. of Bainbridge Island and his wife Nancy, daughter Carol Irven Iglesias of Locust Grove, Virginia and her husband Jose, grandson Lance J. Irven of Missoula, Montana, granddaughter Anna Iglesias of Locust Grove, VA, a sister Diane Wadman and her husband Bruce of Salona Beach, California.
John's career, of almost 30 years, was spent in the pension and health insurance field in Canada and The United States. He was the assistance vice president with Marsh and McLennan of Seattle, WA. John later became the owner and broker of the Poulsbo Real-estate. He served during WWII with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Aircrew pathfinders.
At his request, no services will be held. Memorial contributions can be made to The Humane Society of Kitsap County, 9167 Dickey RD NW, Silverdale, WA 98383.
Francisco L. Magculang, 81, passed away on April 20, 2009 at his home on Bainbridge Island.
Born in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines, on July 12, 1927. He moved to Bainbridge Island in the autumn of 1990. He spent most of his retirement days caretaking his Son in-law and Daughters farm. Maintaining a raspberry patch and fruit trees, growing vegetables and corn in the summer. He attended St. Cecilia Catholic Church.
His survivors are Rick and Minnie Almojuela of Bainbridge Island, Son Roque and wife Juanita and their children Ryan, Roxanne, Rainer and Russell. Son Francisco Jr. and wife Criselda and their children Melissa, Michael, Maynard and Maricon. Son Romualdo and daughter Monica Amor. Two great grand children Nichol Jane and Clark Benedict. Sisters Belen, Andrea, Consolacion, Catalina and their families all residing in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines.
A memorial mass will be Saturday May 9th, 2009 at 10:00 AM at St. Cecilia Catholic Church on Bainbridge Island.
Margo (Jackson) Wheelis, died April 17th of Pancreatic cancer. She was 71.
Known for her kindness, humor, and warm spirit, Margo was a life-long adventurer. She embraced every challenge with grace and joy and she will be greatly missed. Born in Syracuse, NY, Margo grew up in San Marino, CA. She graduated from the University of Southern California where she met the love of her life, Roger Wheelis. Married for nearly 50 years, Margo and Roger were life-long sailors, cruising the coastal waters of California, Washington, and British Columbia. They made two long distance voyages, sailing through the islands of the South Pacific all the way to New Zealand.
Margo taught school for more than 20 years, most recently at Ordway Elementary on Bainbridge. She loved her students and treasured her time in the classroom. In 2006, Margo and Roger returned to Bainbridge Island to be close to their daughter Pam, son-in-law Marc, and grandchildren Ryann and Miller. The move was a blessing because in the end Margo was surrounded by the people who meant so much to her.
At Margo’s request, no Kleenex, flowers, or casseroles, but contributions to Hospice of Kitsap County would be greatly appreciated.
Christopher Spier, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington, He was born on March 17, 1926 and was 83 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Marvin Otto Wolff, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at The Harbor House Care Center in Poulsbo, Washington. He was born on May 15, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
John R. Croghan, “Bob” passed away on April 11, 2009. He was born October 24, 1922, the second son of John F. and May Lynett Croghan.
Bob was a writer, broadcaster, raconteur and bar keeper. He worked in TV stations in Anchorage, Alaska; Missoula, Montana; and Seattle, Washington and had been an advisor to the Voice of Kenya in Nairobi for four years in the 1960’s. He worked in sales and did TV talent and produced and voiced numerous radio commercials. He loved hunting for deer and elk, lebkuken, reading the classified ads and buying and selling used cars. While he lived in numerous places throughout the world, his heart remained in his beloved home town, Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
The final 13 years of his career, he was Director of Information and Advertising for Cascade Natural Gas Co., a public Utility serving some 200,000 customers in Washington and Oregon.
His mother was widowed with two small children in 1927 when John F., a pharmacist in Jadwin’s Pharmacy, passed on.
John was a graduate of the University of Washington and served in the US Army from January of 1943 ‘til August 1950.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne, of 43 years. They have one son Patrick John, born in 1976.
There will be a Mass of Remembrance on May 28 at 10 AM in St. John’s Church in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
Robert G. Riebe, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2009 at The Messenger House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on June 23, 1937 and was 71 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Naomi Laurel (Kaiser) McKnight, was born Oct. 4, 1922 in Alsen, NY and died April 10, 2009 on Bainbridge Island, WA.
Naomi was a beloved and loving daughter, sister, wife, and mother. She graduated with a BS in Chemistry from Michigan State University and on June 17, 1944 married John N. (“Jack”) McKnight. They had five children: Marguerite, Kathleen, Barbara (Glenn West), Patrick (deceased), and David. Naomi’s professional life included work as an auditor for major hotel chains.
She was a Girl Scout leader and most enjoyed being with family and friends and reading. After Jack died July 17, 1975, Naomi pursed an MLS at the University of Michigan which she received in 1979 while continuing to raise David and work. Her hobbies included quilting, crocheting, knitting, camping, and crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Naomi made great pies! She lived most of her life in Michigan, primarily in Dearborn.
Naomi was also preceded in death by her parents Webster L. and Laurel C. Kaiser; brother Webster L., Jr.; and sister Marguerite Warg. She is also survived by granddaughters Meghan and Leah; great-grandson Samuel Nelsen; brother Elbert (Beverly) Kaiser; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Leona S. Ball, passed away on Tuesday. April 7, 2009 at her home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on July 22, 1922 and was 86 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
John Eugene Walsh, “Jack” 79, passed away peacefully at the home he shared with his wife Kate on Bainbridge Island surrounded by his loving family.
Jack was born in Seattle to John and Agnes Walsh. He graduated from Ballard High School in 1947 and attended the University of Washington, graduating in 1951 with a degree in business administration and a commission in the US Navy. That same year he married Dorothy Olsen with whom he shared 45 years.
While in the Navy, Jack was a Supply Corps Officer, and among other places, served in Europe, the Far East, and Washington D.C. Jack retired from the Navy in 1971 as a Lieutenant Commander after serving at the Naval Torpedo Station, Keyport.
Later in life, “Captain Jack” earned his Coast Guard License and worked at the Marine Science Center in Poulsbo where his duties included giving boat tours of Liberty Bay to school children. Jack loved sailing and spent many summers cruising the waters of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. He was an active member of the Poulsbo Yacht Club and the Agate Pass Power Squadron, where he taught safe boating classes and served as Commodore. Jack also loved music. He was an avid piano and guitar player, and sang with the Bainbridge Chorale.
In 2001, he married Kate Cunningham and lived on Bainbridge Island, where he loved the ever-changing views of Seattle, Puget Sound, the mountains, and the beach.
Jack is survived by his wife, Kate; sons John “Skip” , Doug, and Mike “Deeter”; step-children Roy and Carl Cunningham, and Sheila Fricke; 18 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and his former wife Dorothy.
The family will hold a private memorial later this spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Kitsap County.
Betty Lee Johnson, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2009 at her home in Poulsbo, Washington. She was born on April 23, 1925 in Liberty, Missouri and was 83 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
William K. Frankenburg, an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of child development and pediatric preventive medicine, died Friday, April 3rd, after a brief, courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Dr. Frankenburg died at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington, surrounded by his family. He was 78.
In 1973, Dr. Frankenburg and his colleague, Josiah Dodds, PhD, published the Denver Developmental Screening Test, later revised and known as the Denver II, which has been used to screen millions of children around the world for developmental delays. The test has been instrumental in achieving early diagnosis and treatment for children whose delays might otherwise have gone unrecognized, or recognized too late to be effectively treated.
Dr. Frankenburg received his medical degree from Temple University, followed by a residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a Fellowship in Child Development and Psychological Aspects of Pediatrics at Yale University Medical School. He also obtained a Master’s of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1964 he joined the faculty of the University of Colorado Medical Center (Health Sciences Center), and went on to become Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, and later Professor Emeritus in 1991. Additionally, he served as director of the John F. Kennedy Child Development Center from 1977-1985. During his career, Dr. Frankenburg was a consultant to UNICEF and the World Health Organization, governments and institutions around the world. Over the years he also authored numerous scholarly articles and other publications. Dr. Frankenburg was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the U. S. Senior Science Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 1974, a Special Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1986, and the C. Anderson Aldrich Award in Child Development in 1992.
After moving to Bainbridge Island in 1996, Dr. Frankenburg participated in a number of Rotary Club sponsored health initiatives, including the “Hear and Say” reading program and the Uganda Clean Water Project.
Dr. Frankenburg was born Wolfgang Kurt Frankenburger in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, in 1930. In 1939 his family left Nazi Germany on one of the last passenger ships allowed to leave the country. They lived for six months in Cuba while waiting for entry visas to the U.S., and eventually settled in Millersville, Pennsylvania. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1945. He later made his home in Denver, Colorado and retired to Bainbridge Island, Washington and Tucson, Arizona.
Dr. Frankenburg was a selfless humanitarian, and a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wilhelmine, his son Kurt of Park City, Utah (Carolyn, Sophie, and Luisa), his daughters Sibyl (Steve Kessel, Simon and Theo) and Carrie, both of Seattle, Washington, and his brother Peter, of Wilmington, Delaware. He is deeply missed by colleagues, friends, and family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the William K. Frankenburg Memorial Fund at Fidelity Charitable Fund, 1231 E. Newton St., Seattle, WA 98102. Funds will be dispersed to organizations dedicated to child health and welfare efforts.
Colton A.J. Dumford, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at his home in Suquamish, Washington. He was born on March 8, 2009 and was 25 days old.
He is survived by his parents; Brittany Lawrence and Jesse Dumford, grandparents Jim and Roben Lawrence and Perry and Julie Dumford, also his uncles Cameron and Jamie Lawrence, Brock and Brandon Bullard and P.J. Dumford and Aunty Jenna Dumford. He also leaves behind his great-grandparents; Marion Madson, Marty Lund and Harlene Weatherall and greatgreatgrandma Arlene Bledsoe. He was preceded in death by his greatgrandma Anne Lawrence, greatgrandpa's Charles Lawrence and Rick Weatherall.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 2:00 PM at the Suquamish Tribal Community House. Inurnment will take place at the Suquamish Cemetery.
Sally Elizabeth Grice, of Gardner, WA formerly of Bainbridge Island passed away on April 1, 2009 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born on August 11, 1951 to Stephen and Lillian Grice, she grew up in the California Bay Area but moved to Bainbridge Island in 1979 with her son Stephen.
Sally was a registered LPN and loved taking care of her patients. She also enjoyed gardening and sewing and being with her two granddaughters.
Sally is survived by her beloved son Stephen Sawvel, (Theresa), granddaughters Grace and Lillian Sawvel, mother Lillian Bean (Ray), older brothers Stephen Grice (Gloria), and Art Grice, Tom Grice, and younger sister Linda Pascoe (Jeff), by niece Rena Grice, and nephews Kyle Grice and Ryan and Daniel Pascoe. She is also survived by her dear friend Steve Durupt, and many more friends. She was preceded in death by her father Stephen Grice and niece Michelle Grice.
There will be a viewing from noon to 1:00pm at the Seabold Methodist Church on Bainbridge Island on Saturday April 11, 2009 followed by the memorial and graveside services.