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Tag Archives: Obituaries

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
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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
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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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Kathi Goertzen: 1958-2012

Excerpt: This afternoon, we received the very sad news that one of Seattle’s best known newscasters and community leaders is no longer with us. Kathi Goertzen, who for decades was the face of KOMO 4 News with coanchor Dan Lewis, died around 12:45 PM today after a long, difficult battle with several brain tumors, the station […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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