Obituaries

N. Karle Mottet

N. Karle Mottet, M.D., 85, a King County farm boy who became one of the global pioneers in environmental pathology and helped establish the early… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2009

Harry William Whitaker Jr.

H. W. (Bill) Whitaker Jr. died peacefully on April 20, 2009, one month shy of his 92nd birthday. He was born in Yakima, Wash., on… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2009

James Carter Trombold

Jim, or “Big Jimmy,” as he was affectionately known, died peacefully in Seattle on April 16, 2009. He lost his short battle with leukemia in… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2009

Kenneth R. Quarles

Kenneth R. Quarles, a longtime resident of Mercer Island, died peacefully on April 14, 2009. He was born near Richmond, Va., on April 17, 1922,… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2009

Virgil G. Peterson

Virgil Peterson died peacefully at the age of 92 on April 11, 2009 at his home on Mercer Island. He was born in Everett, Wash.,… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2009

Zwie Amitai

Zwie Amitai died on April 8, 2009, after a two-and-a-half year battle with lung cancer. He was a beloved member of the Mercer Island community… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2009

Gladys Alsin

Gladys Alsin, 103, a pioneer resident of Mercer Island since 1948, died peacefully, alert until the end, on April 6, 2009. Mrs. Alsin, a longtime… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2009

Helen Rector

Helen Marie Rector, 73, a resident of Mercer Island from 1963 to 2007, died on April 5, 2009 in Olympia, Wash., from respiratory failure. She… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2009

Michael Warner

Michael David Warner, whose zest for life touched all who knew him, died on April 1, 2009, in Albuquerque, N.M., at the age of 46.… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2009

Monica Ann Irwin

The Irwin and Morrison families mourn the loss of a beloved wife, sister, stepmother and aunt. Monica Irwin, of Kent, died on March 29, 2009,… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2009

William Leonard Krivosha

William Leonard Krivosha was born on April 4, 1922 in Minot, N.D., to Sophie and Samuel Krivosha and died at the age of 86 on… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2009

Peter A. Thiessen

Peter A. Thiessen (Pat), of Mercer Island, died in Maple Valley on March 23, 2009. He was 82 years old.Mr. Thiessen was born on Sept.… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2009

May Freeman

May Florence Hanson Freeman, a 54-year Island resident, died peacefully in her sleep on March 22, 2009, and went to be with the Lord. She… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2009

Vernon Burdette Rasmussen

Vernon B. Rasmussen died peacefully with family members by his side on March 20, 2009 at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Wash.‘Ras’ was born in Cedar… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2009

James Wilkinson

James Wilkinson, 88, a Mercer Island resident since 1960, died on March 17, 2009 at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, surrounded by his family. “Jim” was born… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2009

Gladys Smith

Gladys Elizabeth Smith died on March 10, 2009. She was born on July 27, 1917, in St. Genevieve, Mo., to the late Elsie Thomure and… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2009

Mary Pang

Mary Pang, of Mercer Island, died on March 6, 2009, surrounded by her family. She was 87. Born Feb. 15, 1922, in South Seattle to… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2009

Lillian Maloof Dir

Lillian Maloof Dir, 92, an Island resident since 1956, died on March 3 at Overlake Hospital. She was born on Oct. 17, 1916, in Lawrence,… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2009
Robert Ramirez

Robert Ramirez

Robert RamirezRobert Ramirez died peacefully at his home, Wednesday, March 4, 2009. His wife, Ruthe, and stepdaughter, Katie Dillery, were with him. Bob Ramirez was… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2009
Robert Ramirez

Ruth Granger

Ruth Margaret Edin Granger, 96, was born on March 1, 1913, and died on March 1, 2009. Mrs. Granger was a long-time resident of Mercer… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2009