Obituaries

MARCIA JOHNSON

Longtime Mercer Island resident Marcia Johnson died April 21, 2019. Born 1932 to Marshall and Helen (Beer) Chandler, she grew up on what was known… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

JOSEPH GELZER

December 12, 1930 ~ April 14, 2019 Joe’s early years were spent in the sunny hills of San Diego ~ yet he came to love… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

WILLIAM P. (BILL) DORSEY

A memorial service for William P. (Bill) Dorsey, 91, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Evergreen Covenant Church, Mercer Island. Bill passed away… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

MARILYN ALCINA MINAS

Marilyn Alcina Minas of Mercer Island, Washington passed away on March 11, 2019 at 89 years of age. She was born on January 27, 1930… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2019

ELIZABETH “BETSY” RUSSELL

Elizabeth “Betsy” Russell passed away peacefully on March 23rd. She is survived by her husband Dick Russell, her three sons, three step-daughters and 11 grandchildren.… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019

DONALD R. FAGERHOLM

Donald R. Fagerholm, 95, of Lopez Island, WA passed away on March 25, 2019 at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. He was born on January… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2019

JAMES THOMAS CLARKSON

James Thomas Clarkson, a resident of Mercer Island for the last 47 years, passed peacefully on March 5th, 2019 in the arms of his family.… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2019

ROBERT (BOB) TULLY BRAGG

Robert Tully Bragg (Bob) passed away at his home February 25, 2019, surrounded by his family. Born in Portland, Oregon, he was the son of… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

CECILIA M. MACLAREN MALCOM DONALD MACLAREN

Long-time Mercer Island residents Cecilia M. MacLaren and Malcom Donald “Don” MacLaren both died in 2018. Cecilia passed October 20; Don passed December 16, 2018.… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2019

LOWELL H. ERICSSON

(1928-2019) Lowell Ericsson died peacefully on February 16, 2019. Lowell worked for over five decades as a protein biochemist, initially at Boeing in the Space… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2019

OWEN HALL

Owen passed away on January 30, 2019. Born in Oregon in 1930, the majority of Owen’s youth was spent moving throughout the United States as… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

SHIRLEY WARD

Sadly, Shirley Ward, departed this world on Monday, January 25, 2019. Shirley was a very strong, independent woman. She pursued her degree at the University… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2019

MICHAEL ROSS MARIANO

August 9, 1947 - February 8, 2019 Michael Ross Mariano, age 71, of Mercer Island, died peacefully on February 8, 2019 surrounded by his family.… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2019

HORACE RAND GINN

December 4, 1942 - January 27, 2019 Surrounded by his family, Rand died in Bellevue, WA on January 27, 2019 at the age of 76… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

STEVEN R. PICTON

September 28, 1965 – February 1, 2019 Mercer Island resident and California native Steven R. Picton passed away Friday, February 1st surrounded by family and… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

GERALD (JERRY) GRIBBLE

Life long Seattle resident Gerald (Jerry) Gribble died on February 3, 2019 at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his wife… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

MARY JEAN LEBER

Mary Jean Leber was born Mary Jean Piper to John and Marian Piper on June 24, 1928 at Virginia Mason Hospital. She passed away on… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2019

JEAN CARTER DAVIS

December 9,1917 - January 3, 2019 Jean Carter Davis will be well remembered by friends and family as a talented, curious, adventurous, and optimistic person.… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

DOUGLAS BRADO

Doug Brado passed away peacefully at home after battling Alzheimer’s disease. He was 75. Doug was born on Aug. 14, 1943 to Bill and Lois… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2019

VICTORIA WATSON KOLBE

It is with great sadness that the family of Victoria Watson Kolbe announces her passing on December 22, 2018, at the age of 74 years.… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2019