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Tag Archives: Obituaries

Elijah Cummings: 1951–2019

Excerpt: Rest in power, Chairman. We'll miss you. But we'll always remember you, and try to live up to the good example that you set for us.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Priscilla O’Leary: 1958–2018

Excerpt: On November 4th, 2018, NPI lost one of its strongest supporters: Priscilla O'Leary. Read about Priscilla's life and her contributions to progressive causes.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Paul Allen: 1953–2018

Excerpt: Tech pioneer and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, who amassed one of the largest fortunes in the world after co-founding Microsoft with Bill Gates, has died due to complications of cancer, his family has announced.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Cecil Andrus: 1931–2017

Excerpt: For­mer Demo­c­ra­t­ic Ida­ho Gov­er­nor and Unit­ed States Inte­ri­or Sec­re­tary Cecil Andrus, a pil­lar in the con­ser­va­tion move­ment, has died of com­pli­ca­tions of lung can­cer, his daugh­ter Tra­cy con­firmed this morn­ing. He was eighty-five. Andrus lived a ful­fill­ing life and leaves behind a lega­cy worth appre­ci­at­ing. Raised in Ore­gon, he lat­er moved to Ida­ho and became […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Andy Hill: 1962–2016

Excerpt: A key fig­ure in the Wash­ing­ton State Sen­ate’s Repub­li­can cau­cus has died after bat­tling a recur­rence of lung can­cer, his col­leagues and fam­i­ly divulged today. Sen­a­tor Andy Hill (R‑45th Dis­trict: Red­mond, Kirk­land, Sam­mamish, Wood­inville, Duvall) has been the Sen­ate’s chief bud­get writer since late 2012. He assumed the chair­man­ship of the Sen­ate Ways & Means […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ruth Woo: 1926–2016

Excerpt: Edi­tor’s Note: Respect­ed and wide­ly beloved Seat­tle com­mu­ni­ty activist Ruth Woo died this week at the age of eighty-nine. News of her pass­ing has sparked an out­pour­ing of trib­utes. “Over many, many years, Ruth Woo was a won­der­ful friend and men­tor to count­less Wash­ing­to­ni­ans. She was a trust­ed leader with a remark­able tal­ent for bring­ing […]
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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Beau Biden: 1969–2015

Excerpt: For­mer Delaware Attor­ney Gen­er­al and Delaware Army Nation­al Guard Major Beau Biden, the son of Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Biden, has died after suc­cumb­ing to brain can­cer, the Vice Pres­i­den­t’s office has announced. He was only forty-six. “It is with bro­ken hearts that Hal­lie, Hunter, Ash­ley, Jill and I announce the pass­ing of our hus­band, broth­er […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Appreciations & Remembrances, Public Service
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Father Gerald F. Lovett: 1935–2015

Excerpt: May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand. — Tra­di­tion­al Irish bless­ing We may still be in the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Appreciations & Remembrances, Spirituality
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Lauren Bacall: 1924–2014

Excerpt: This week cer­tain­ly is off to a pret­ty bad start. First, we lost the great Robin Williams, who trag­i­cal­ly took his own life after suc­cumb­ing to depres­sion. Now we’ve lost Lau­ren Bacall, one of the finest tal­ents of the last cen­tu­ry and a stal­wart pro­gres­sive. “With deep sor­row for the mag­ni­tude of our loss, yet […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Robin Williams, a legend: 1951–2014

Excerpt: It was with great sad­ness this after­noon that I learned that today we lost Robin Williams, one of the great­est come­di­ans and actors of his gen­er­a­tion, who was one of my favorites grow­ing up and remains so today. Williams, six­ty-three, was found dead in his San Fran­cis­co area home after hav­ing appar­ent­ly tak­en his own […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ken Schram: 1947–2014

Excerpt: Today, our region lost one of its feisti­est and most spir­it­ed broad­cast per­son­al­i­ties with the death of long­time KOMO com­men­ta­tor Ken Schram. Schram, six­ty-six, had been bat­tling an inter­nal infec­tion for many months, and final­ly suc­cumbed to his ill­ness today. KOMO anchor Eric John­son, who just took over Dan Lewis’ duties last week, has a […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Grandpa George Storm: 1915–2014

Excerpt: Sad news to share today: I’ve just learned that Grand­pa George Storm, the patri­arch of my moth­er’s fam­i­ly and the best sto­ry­teller I’ve ever known, died peace­ful­ly this morn­ing, before dawn. He was nine­ty-eight years old. My fam­i­ly and I had known this day was com­ing for some time — Grand­pa had been cop­ing with […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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House Speaker Tom Foley: 1929–2013

Excerpt: This morn­ing, we lost a leg­end in Wash­ing­ton and U.S. pol­i­tics. Tom Foley, who served the Ever­green State with dis­tinc­tion in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives for sev­er­al decades, died of com­pli­ca­tions from mul­ti­ple strokes in the ear­ly hours of the day today, his fam­i­ly has announced. He was eighty-four. Foley, the last Demo­c­rat to rep­re­sent […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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George McGovern: 1922–2012

Excerpt: It is with heavy hearts this morn­ing that we say farewell to one of the most prin­ci­pled and com­mit­ted pro­gres­sive lead­ers of the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry. George McGov­ern, who served the Unit­ed States in the U.S. Sen­ate for many years and nobly chal­lenged scoundrel Richard Nixon for the pres­i­den­cy in 1972, has died at the age […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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