February 24, 2015
Irving Levin, age 90, passed away at Overlake Hospital surrounded by his family.
February 17, 2015
Iva May Johnson passed away peaceably on Friday, Jan. 30, at her family’s residence in Sammamish. She was with her son John and daughter-in-law Barbara Johnson at the time of her passing.
She was 107½ years old and when asked about her secret to long life, she would say, “I love the Lord, I bless my children and I do my exercises.” In fact, she was riding her recumbent bike the week she passed away.
December 23, 2014
Paul D. Johnson, 71, of Sammamish, died Dec. 12, 2014.
Born Dec. 15, 1942. Beloved husband of Cynthia “Cindy” Johnson; father of Denise (Tyron) Long and Paul (Aimee) Johnson; grandfather of Jason, Trevor, Brandon and Cindy Long, Zachary and Meghan Johnson, and Alex and Joel Kreider; brother of David, Bill, Sue, Dan and Mary.
December 16, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Theodore Files, of Sammamish, loving husband to Lisa, proud father to Jared and Lauren, and dedicated son to Sheila Miller and Ted Files, passed away at home Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.
December 3, 2014
Florence Newton Hoag was born Jan. 11, 1914 in Bruno, Saskatchewan, Canada, and passed away in her home in Issaquah of natural causes on the night of Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2014.
She was the daughter of Frank and Caroline Thomas, of Issaquah.
November 18, 2014
7/16/1954 – 11/12/2014
Jim lived a full life surrounded by loving family and friends.
Anyone who knew Jim quickly learned he was clever and quick-witted. But, loyalty, kindness and relationships with others were paramount.
October 21, 2014
Although he grew up in rural Kansas and was destined by his family to become a farmer, Gary left in 1965 for the bright lights of the Bay Area in California and never looked back.
October 7, 2014
Gordie Blume (Harold Gordon Blume Jr.) passed away peacefully on Sept. 25. While battling cancer, his positive approach to life allowed him to explore the world for more than nine years.
He was born in Spokane in 1948. His grandfather and father were private pilots, and Gordie developed a love of flying at an early age. He graduated from Washington State University. In college, he was in Air Force ROTC and went on to become a Captain and Aircraft Commander flying the KC-135 around the world.
September 30, 2014
Richard B. Bergesen, age 57, passed away suddenly on Sept. 17 at his home in Sammamish.
He was born in Long Beach, California, Feb. 3, 1957, to his parents, Berent L. Bergesen, deceased, and Elizabeth W. Bergesen, of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Richard graduated from Banning High School, Wilmington, California. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, he was employed by McDonnell Douglas and lived in San Pedro, California.
He moved to the Seattle area in 2000, after McDonnell Douglas merged with The Boeing Co., where he had become senior manager of the Aero Performance Department by the time of his death.
September 23, 2014
Deanna Marie (Santos) Kelly, 55, of Sammamish, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 11, 2014.
She was born Jan. 3, 1959, in Oakland, California, to Carol and Armand Santos. Deanna grew up in Kent, and graduated from Kent-Meridian High school with the class of 1977. She went on to earn her associate degree at Washington State University.