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Juan  Ruiz, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2012 at Island Health and Rehabilitation on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on December 8, 1929 in Iquitos, Peru to his parents Manuel Ruiz and Rosamira Reategui Ruiz. He was 82 years of age.

Juan served in the Peruvian Air force as a waren officer and retired after 25 years of service. He played tennis for the Peruvian Tennis Federacion from 1950-1960. He belonged to the Lawn Tennis of the Exposicion in Lima where he ranked #2 in the National Tennis Championship in 1960 in singles and doubles. He was a workaholic, loving father and devoted to his family. He loved soccer but his passion was tennis. He started playing tennis when he was 8 years old and only stopped four years ago when his legs started to bother him. He lived in Miami Florida for many years and played tennis all year round. He gave tennis lessons. In 1972 he took a course to be a tennis coach in Washington D.C. where he met Arthur Ash. He enjoyed watching sports on TV and action movies.

He loved gathering with friends and family. He missed his wife Aida who preceded him in death. Juan is survived by his sister Rosita Ruiz of Peru, daughter Rossana Muir (Shawn) of Bainbridge Island, granddaughters Sarah and Catherine Muir of Bainbridge and many nieces and nephews in Peru, Venezuela, the United States, Canada and Spain. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Luis Ruiz and his wife.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Mass on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 9:00 AM at St. Cecilia Catholic Church on Bainbridge Island. A reception will follow. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Edward  Rollins, not only a legend in his own mind but a true island treasure died March 25, 2012.

Eddie was born May 22, 1920 the sixth child of seven children to Mike and Anna Rollins of Minneapolis Minnesota. The army brought Eddie to Bainbridge and while clearing snow off the roads in Eagledale he met island born Helen Serol. Eddie was stationed in Bremerton but on the weekends he would ride the boat from Bremerton to Crystal Springs Dock and walked to Eagledale where he and Helen would walk the Foster's Field (Fletcher's Bay) to dance the night away to live bands. He then walked Helen home and as told to me by Dad he would run as fast as he could back to catch the last boat. Well it seems only logical after all that running that on May 6, 1944 Eddie and Helen were married. They started house in Eagledale and he was shipped off to war. On his return Eddie was reunited with Helen and a baby daughter Susan.

Eddie went to work for the Lynwood Post Office where President Eisenhower appointed him Postmaster. Almost 9 months to the day he came home, daughter Sandra was born. As if there wasn't enough work to do with a young wife and two baby girls and he somehow found time to help start the first Bainbridge ambulance of which he was a driver. Later in life he helped start 911.

Dad love to play basketball and once played against the Harlem Globetrotters. He mced talent shows at Glenn and Luci Nolta's Lynwood Theatre and also mced soap box derby’s. They'd start by Blakely School and would run down towards Blakely Harbor. Eddie was a member of the Legion and Rotary and somewhere between all that their third daughter Shelley was born.

When Eddie was Postmaster he would get letters to Santa every Christmas and thought they should be answered and not thrown away so he became Santa and wrote every child back. He also played Santa at American Marine Bank. He'd wear a mike and the parents would give him information. The kids eyes would get so big when he'd mention siblings and pets names, how they were doing in school. Somehow he would also sneak in bell ringing at Town and Country Market.

Eddie sold real estate where he made many friends, and worked at American Marine Bank doing money runs, baseball tickets, PR, and he had all the candy. Our Dad did many more things to help people, like bringing food, clothing, and toys to people in need. Having Navy boys over who couldn't go home for the holidays stay at our house. He was a true humanitarian who loved life, his family, friends and really cared about his community.

Eddie leaves behind daughters Susan Campbell of MO. Shelly Henderson of Bainbridge Island, grandsons Chris Capmbell of MO. Eddie and Joe Henderson of Bainbridge Island, granddaughter Michele Herbert of MO., great grandchildren Halle, and Anna Herbert, and Ty Campbell. Eddie is preceded in death by wife Helen, grandson Ty McCollough, and daughter Sandra McCollough.

At our Father's request there will be no services. If you'd like to help us remember Dad a donation to Bainbridge Island Ambulance Association where his grandson Eddie works today would be highly appreciated. Our Dad if he could would like to thank you all for your friendship and laughter he shared with you over the years. He truly cherished you all. Bainbridge Island Ambulance PO Box 11548 Island, Wa. 98110

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Norma Dean Kuhlman, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, She was born on August 24, 1922 and was 89 years of age.

Interment will take place at Port Blakely Cemetery on Bainbridge Island. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Carolyn Jean Marshall, died March 24, 2012 in Silverdale, Washington at the age of 82. For the last nine years Carol lived at Emeritus Oaks of Silverdale, an Alzheimer's Facility. Graveside services will be held in Dayton, Washington.

Mrs. Marshall was born on March 2, 1930 in Yakima, WA to Joseph and Betty Iles. The family moved to Dayton, Washington in 1940. Carol graduated from Dayton High School in 1947 and obtained a graduate degree from Deaconess School of Nursing in 1952. She married Donald Marshall in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho in 1952. They were married for 36 years and had one son, Joseph Marshall. Donald Marshall died in 1988.

Carol and Don lived in many places, Spokane, Maine, Puerto Rico and others. In these various communities Carol always worked at the nursing profession she loved. During her years in Silverdale she was head nurse on the oncology ward at Harrison Medical Center. Carol enjoyed a wide variety of activities. She raised roses for Jackson/Perkins and she and Don enjoyed looking for antiques. She collected Beanie Babies and was very lucky at Bingo and at the Casinos in general. Her stained glass works were prized gifts to many family members. She also loved to travel, with trips to Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and many winters in Arizona.

Carolyn is survived by her son, Joseph of Silverdale, Jennifer Ann Marie Williams, granddaughter, Alyssa Jo Williams and Alexander Williams, great-grand children, all of Silverdale. Two sisters, Joanne Sheely of Anacortes and Nancy Hoffman of Dayton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Carol will be remembered by her family and friends as a fun loving and thoughtful person who loved her family. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Leo L. Stone, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at The Messenger House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on May 30, 1925 and was 86 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Carmen Louise (Williams) Lofte, of Belmont California passed away peacefully in Silverdale Washington on March 16, 2012.

She was born in Rockford Illinois on April 9, 1920 to US Army Colonel Franklin and Margaret Louise Williams. She graduated from Roosevelt High School, Honolulu Hawaii in 1937 and from the University of Oregon (Eugene) May 1942 earning a Bachelors Degree in English. She was a proud lifelong member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.

During WWII, she worked for the War Department in Washington DC as a "coder". Carmen was married 52 years to Robert Conrad Lofte. They lived in Johansberg Africa, Israel and London plus traveled and cruised to many countries worldwide. They also vacationed to many states while visiting family and friends. Robert predeceased her in 2002. Carmen enjoyed reading, traveling, playing bridge, and watching Jeopardy. She was always interested in learning and curious about all things.

Carmen is survived by four children Robin Rene (Eric), Thomas (Hien), Zoe (Gene) and Margaret (Bill) plus two grandsons, Stanley and Adam (Bella). She enjoyed many special friendships in Belmont California after 45 years as a resident and will be greatly missed by her bridge partners.

Private Services are by Cook Family Funeral Home of Bainbridge Island, Washington and Carmen will be laid to rest at the Luthern Church Cemetary in Eau Claire Wisconsin next to Robert Conrad Lofte.

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Alice  Shea, 91, died peacefully in her sleep march 15, 2012.. She is with the savior, Jesus Christ, she came to love.

She was born in Manitoba, Canada, august 8, 1920. Her parents emigrated from Poland. She spent her young adult life in Vancouver, Canada. In 1950 she married Don Shea and moved to Seattle and immigrated to the United States in 1953. She was a cook at the VA in Seattle making the soup of the day specials. Alice was an avid ice skater, skier, and hiker in her younger years. She also loved to bake and make rugs.

Alice and don moved to Kingston, WA where she resided for over 35 years. She was well-known in Kingston for her daily walk, in all kinds of weather, to the post office, store and bank, often stopping at the VFW to talk and debate politics. She and don built a log cabin on their property at Appletree cove and planted many, many, trees. She was known as the "cat lady" having as many as 40 at one time. People would just drop them off at her doorstep.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Shea in 1978.

Many thanks to the neighbors and friends who looked after Alice since 1978. Also, thanks for the great care she was given at Harbor House and the West Adult Family Home in Poulsbo.

Friends are welcome to the graveside service at Kingston Cemetery, Monday, March 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

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Cynthia (Sue) Leavenworth, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012 at Madison Avenue Retirement on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on November 9, 1926 and was 85 years of age.

Sue led a glamorous youth before her recent days with a cane and walker! (Her own words.) Graduating from Finch Jr. College in NYC, she worked for Mademoiselle Magazine, then went home to Canton, Ohio, where she wrote articles for the local newspaper. She married her first love, Don, who left Yale to become one of the youngest B-17 pilots before he returned to graduate and become a headmaster for 31 years. They were married 51 years mostly living in Southern California and summering at their place in Ontario on the Muskoka Lakes in Canada.

A widow for 13 years, Sue has 3 daughters, Mil, a sociologist and social policy analyst in New Hampshire, Laurie, a farmer and Labrador breeder in Mass, and Julie, a school administrator, who lives in Indianola and works nearby on Bainbridge Island at Madrona School. Sue raised Golden Retrievers and West Highland terriers, and worked with her husband in the Development office of Chadwick School. There are six grandchildren and four great grand children. Sue was an avid reader and will best be remembered for her wit and warmth.

A family memorial will be held this summer in Santa Ynez, CA where Sue will be interred next to her husband Don.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations of any size in Sue’s name, to Madrona School, which held a special place in her heart for the past several years. Address: Madrona School PO Box 11371, Bainbridge Island, WA 098110

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Robert H. Kirchmann, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2012 at his home in Poulsbo, Washington. He was born on December 2, 1924 and was 87 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Cynthia Holmes Taylor, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Clear brook Care Center in Silverdale, Washington. She was born on March 22, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois and was 95 years of age. Interment will take place at El Camino Memorial in San Diego, California. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Katherine  Chen, passed away on March 14, 2012 at her residence, Liberty Shores/Harbor House in Poulsbo.

Katherine was an accomplished concert pianist and had been involved with music all of her life, including teaching private and university piano students later in her career, both in Taiwan and the U.S.

She is survived by her daughter Shaofang and husband Max Kruse of Penzberg, Germany, daughter Jennifer and husband Gus Wang of Houston, TX, and son John Chen and wife Rhonda of Bainbridge Island, WA.

She is also survived by granddaughters Evelyn Shreve of Devon, PA and Irene Puhala of Houston, TX, grandson Marvin Wang, and great grandchildren Nathan and Raymond Shreve, and Samuel and Katherine Puhala.

Katherine was born in 1913 in Hangzhou, China, and in 1935 she married Edward, a civil engineer. They moved to Taiwan in 1946 and worked until they retired in 1980 and immigrated to the U.S. After the passing of her husband Edward in 2002, Katherine moved to the Northwest to be closer to her son, first living at Country Meadows in Silverdale and later at Liberty Shores/Harbor House. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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William James McChesney, Jr., "Bill", passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. He was born on March 25, 1942 and was 69 years of age.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 10:30 AM at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Poulsbo, WA. A reception will follow at the church hall. The interment will take place at Holy Rood Catholic Cemetery in Shoreline, WA.
Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Carl E. Neuswanger, age 70, of Poulsbo Washington and formerly of Bainbridge Island , passed away March 2nd, 2012 under Hospice care, surrounded by his beloved family.

Carl was born in Pocatello Idaho on December 18, 1941, to Frank R. Neuswanger and Marguerite Root Neuswanger. Carl was a WWII war orphan, his father having been killed in action on Armistice Day, 1944, while a Captain under the command of General Patton.
In 1948 Carl’s mother remarried a career soldier, Donald W. Holland. Carl was able to enjoy living in Germany, and later in Panama, after the war. His high school years were spent in prep schools: Taft School in Watertown Connecticut, and Fountain Valley in Colorado Springs, Colorado . He enjoyed playing soccer, and watched and waited for Peggy Flemming to get off the ice at the Broadmore Hotel before he could take to the ice to play hockey. He graduated in 1960 from Fountain Valley High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In 1965 he graduated from a five-year program in architecture from the University of Idaho. It is here that he met the love of his life Sharon Lee Neal, marrying her after his second year of college.

During his career he worked for private architects in Idaho Falls, Idaho and later became the chief architect for the Federal Housing Administration in Boise, Idaho. Carl went to work for the Seattle office of HUD in 1984, and retired after 31 years of service with the federal government.

Carl was an avid hunter, fisherman, camper, boater, knot maker, car enthusiast, and pottery maker, and loved sculpting and painting art forms of every kind including totem poles and making models of ships. He enjoyed helping his friends and neighbors, and spending time with his family.

Gardening was a great passion, and he often could be found before dinner in his garden sampling the fruits of his gardening labors; sometimes his sampling took the place of dinner altogether. Later on he would devote himself to raising flowers, especially dahlias.

He was a member of the Elks, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Shilshole Bay Yacht Club, Eagle Harbor Yacht Club, Old Vintage Auto Club, National Corvette Restores Society, Marque Club of Seattle, and the Glass Odyssey Corvette Club.

He his survived by his loving wife, Sharon of 49 years, and daughters Sabrina and Tara. He always said he was the luckiest man on earth as God gave him the perfect combination of a brunette (Sharon), a blonde (Sabrina) and a red head ( Tara ). He is also survived by his brothers R. Russell Neuswanger and Dee Holland, son- in- law Aaron Strom, three grandsons, Cruz, Max and Bodie, and nieces and nephews, Susan Taylor, Terry Holland, Heather Taylor Neuswanger, and Forrest Neuswanger.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be sent to Hospice Care Center in Bremerton, Washington.

A memorial service will take place at Bainbridge Island First Baptist Church on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm.

Please post any special memories you have of Carl to the online obituary site of Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Nancy  Blessworth, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Martha Lake Adult Family Home in Lynnwood, Washington. She was born on November 6, 1953 and was 58 years of age. Interment will take place at Port Blakely Cemetery on Bainbridge Island, WA. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Harold  Barberg, passed away on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at his home in Kingston, Washington. He was born on April 6, 1924 and was 87 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Mary Leamon Toph, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Island Health and Rehabilitation on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on February 11, 1919 in Miami, Florida and was 93 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Cheryl Louise Penttila, 
passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in Poulsbo, Washington. She was born on July 19, 1947. Cheryl was 64 years of age.

A wonderful mother and loving wife, devoted to her friends and the quilting community.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years: Steve Penttila, and her two children: Shelly Chamberlin of Snoqualmie, WA and Scott Penttila of San Pedro, CA. There will be a Wednesday, Mar

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a celebration of her life on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Kiana Lodge, 14976 Sandy Hook Road NE in Poulsbo. A reception will follow at the Lodge. Please sign the online guestbook for the family.

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Joseph  Wagner, passed away peacefully on the morning of February 27, at his home on Bainbridge Island surrounded by his family and friends. He was 57 years old.

Born in Toppenish, Washington on June 17, 1954, to Richard and Idamarie Wagner, Joe moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon as young boy. He was a skilled snow skier and member of
a racing team at Mount Hood. He graduated from Lake Oswego High School in 1972, went to college part time and worked in the lumber business. In 1976, he began his study of architecture, art and sculpture at Portland State University where he was taught by Jim Hanson and Fred Liptman. He continued these studies at the University of Oregon and graduated from there with a degree in Architecture in 1981. While attending the University he also worked with sculptor Jan Zack.

Joe began his professional architecture career in Eugene, Oregon with Architectural Historian, Phillip Dole. There he worked on documenting and restoring historic buildings in the area, such as the Heceta Head Light Station Keeper’s Dwelling (1890). From 1982 until 1986 he lived in San Francisco, California where he continued his work documenting and authentically restoring early West Coast architecture. Preservation Park in Oakland, Pasadena City Hall, and the Pacific Heritage Museum in San Francisco are among his significant restoration projects. The gates to the latter building are adorned in bronze sculptures created by Joe in 1986.

Joe moved to Seattle in 1986. He worked with the award winning firm, Kovalenko Hale Architects for many years specializing in the documentation and preservation of several of the city’s historic buildings for which the firm received citations from the Landmarks Preservation Board. Throughout his architectural career, Joe continued producing sculpture and furniture. He exhibited and won awards at select shows such as Table, Lamp and Chair in Portland, the San Francisco Urban Fair Competition and the Northwest Gallery of Fine Woodworking.

Joe met his wife, Martha McDonald in Eugene, Oregon in 1980. They married on August 14, 1983, after moving to San Francisco.. Their son Peter was born there November 5, 1984. The family moved to Seattle where their twin daughters, Vanessa and Caroline were born on April 19, 1987.

In 1988, Joe and his wife Martha bought property on Crystal Springs, Bainbridge Island where Joe fulfilled his desire to design and build his own house. They moved to the Island in 1990, with their three young children. Joe filled his home with furniture and sculpture of his own design. He was an avid collector of photography, sculpture, paintings, pottery and books, as well rocks from the Bainbridge beaches and from any part of the world he roamed. Throughout his life he was an avid fly fisherman and fished all over the Northwest, Montana and Alaska. One of his greatest enjoyments up to his last year was his annual trip to Southeast Alaska to hike and fish with his brother-in law, Dennis Montgomery.

In 1998 Joe was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Surgery and subsequent treatment saved his life, but stole his architectural career. He began painting pastel fantasies based on his architectural vision and exhibited and sold them in the Northwest and the East Coast. Strong, good natured and joyful, Joe continued to find beauty in the world until his last day.

Joe is survived by his wife of 29 years, Martha (McDonald) his children Pete, Vanessa and Caroline; mother Idamarie Wagner; siblings Rick and Teresa Wagner; aunt and uncle Joann and Vernon Ford; cousins Toni Price and Celine Swanson and seven nieces and nephews.

Our family is thankful to the Montgomery and McDonald families for continual support and to all of our dear friends who contributed so generously to Joe’s well being. We also wish to gratefully acknowledge 11 years of brilliant, compassionate and graceful care provided Joe by Dr. Alexander Spence.

Services are scheduled for March 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church, Bainbridge Island WA. A celebration honoring Joe begins March 10, 12 noon at the Manor House at Pleasant Beach, 4738 Lynwood Center Road NE Bainbridge Island. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Mary Jane Holcomb, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. She was born on June 4, 1933 and was 78 years of age. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Penny Dora Brown, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at her home in Bremerton, Washington. She was born on October 11,1943 and was 68 years of age.

Penny is survived by her children: Ivy Berry (Steve), Diane Dozier (Kerry) and grandson Kyle Dozier all of Bremerton, Washington. She also leaves behind her best friend Diane Bedrosian.

Family and friends are invited to attend a reception on Sunday, February 26th from 2-5 PM at Ivy's home. Please call Ivy or Diane for more information. Memorial contributions can be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.


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Douglas Boyd Hurd, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at his home in Kingston, Washington. He was born on April 15, 1947 and was 64 years of age.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Mass on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Star of the Sea located 1335 Blaine Street, Port Townsend, WA.

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Hilda J. Julian, passed away peacefully at age 94 on Feb 20th with her son at her side. She will be remembered by everyone she knew for her kindness, generosity and interest in others.

Born in Douglas, Alaska in 1917, she later moved to Seattle with her parents and two sisters. She met the love of her life, Arthur at a City Light sponsored picnic at Cottage Lake near Seattle. They were married for 70 wonderful years until his death in 2007. They shared many interests, including golfing and bicycling, and when living in Seattle going dancing every Friday was a highlight. While in Seattle they raised their one son, Mark. They moved to Bainbridge Island in 1992 to be closer to their son and his wife and two grandsons.

Both Hilda’s and Art’s parents came to the United States from small villages within ten miles of each other in the far North Tyrolean region of Italy. They traveled to Italy to the towns of their families to stay with relatives on several occasions. They were both fluent speakers of the native dialect of the Val di Non and were on each visit made to feel immediately a part of the community, spending their time with relatives and locals visiting in the Piazza or helping in the fields.

Hilda worked for a trucking company in Seattle after graduating from Queen Anne High School. She was hired as a bookkeeper, but had to fill in on occasion driving from Seattle to Mount Vernon. She later worked at Rhodes Department Store, Seattle Trust and Savings Bank and then Safeco Insurance Company. One of her many passions was gardening and her yard was a showstopper when in full bloom. She loved animals and had several dogs over the years but none could compare with her beloved Molly, a darling Cairn terrier who kept her company day and night.

Hilda was able to remain in her home despite her gradual decline in health with thanks to her devoted son and family and her wonderful caregivers. She became very close friends with Buck Johnson after they both lost their spouses and this friendship was to become a lasting bond with nearly daily outings to lunch.

Hilda is survived by her son Mark, daughter in law Diane and grandsons August and Pete, in laws Lila Bergamo, Florence and Roy Allesio, Ida and John Pompeo, Rudy and Barbara Julian, niece Nancy Winterstein and Jessica Anderson, and nephews Gary (Lori) Weiland and Dwight Weiland, and many nieces and nephews from the Julian, Bergamo, Allessio, Pompeo and Bertagnolli families.

Hilda was a devoted catholic and a member of St Cecilia’s Church on Bainbridge Island. Services are to be held at St Cecelia’s on Saturday, Feb 25th at 10:00 am, with a viewing from 9:00-9:45am. A private entombment will follow at Calvary Mausoleum in Seattle at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Saint Cecelia’s Church or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements made by Cook Family Funeral Home and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the online guestbook.

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L.L.  Houston, Lou, passed away on February 16, 2012 at the age of 71, surrounded by his loving wife, children, and son-in-law. He left us just short of his 50th wedding anniversary.

He was a well-respected, and accomplished scientist (Biochemist), and did his research in both Academia (University of Kansas), and the bio-tech industry on the west coast. His cancer research with world leading researchers like himself was done in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. He particularly enjoyed his time living with his family in Basel, Switzerland.

Lou made friends wherever he went. He was an interesting man to say the least. We appreciated his sharp mind, driven nature, and that he loved to tell a good story. He was a kind, and generous man who loved to have people to dinner.

Lou cultivated lifelong friendships, and along with his wife created a loving family. He was dedicated to his wife, Teri, and children, Leslie (Alex), and Scott (Shelly). He was an adoring Granpa to Sierra, Sam, Isaac, and Cole. He was intensely proud of his children, and grandchildren to whom he passed on his sense of curiosity, intelligence, and creativity.

Lou fiercely and courageously survived his cancer for eleven years. He truly did not want to leave us. We are grateful for his courage, tenacity, and his love. We will sorely miss him but cherish the memories he has left us, and treasure the family he created.

Per his request, there will be no funeral.

Donations in Lou’s memory if you wish may be made to Hospice of Kitsap County, P.O. Box 3416, Silverdale, WA 98383. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.


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John Ward Phipps, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at his home in Poulsbo, Washington. He was born on September 9, 1947 and he was 64 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Kevin L. Korff, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. He was born on October 10, 1963 and was 48 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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