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Tag Archives: Obituaries

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
Categories:Party Politics, Public Service
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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
Categories:Breaking News, Media & Culture
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Scott White: 1970–2011

Excerpt: Trag­ic news from Roslyn tonight: State Sen­a­tor Scott White, who has capa­bly rep­re­sent­ed Seat­tle’s 46th Dis­trict in the state Leg­is­la­ture since the begin­ning of 2009, was found dead in his room at the Sun­ca­dia Resort after house­keep­ing staff noticed that he had failed to check out. The cause of death is cur­rent­ly unknown, but it […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Al Rosellini: 1910–2011

Excerpt: Gov­er­nor Albert D. Roselli­ni, who served as Wash­ing­ton State’s chief exec­u­tive in the late 1950s and ear­ly 1960s, died today from com­pli­ca­tions of pneu­mo­nia, his fam­i­ly announced today. He was a hun­dred and one years old. Since leav­ing office at the end of 1964, Roselli­ni has been a friend and men­tor to gen­er­a­tions of Demo­c­ra­t­ic […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Steve Jobs: 1955–2011

Excerpt: Steve Jobs, the bril­liant entre­pre­neur and vision­ary who cofound­ed Apple at the age of twen­ty-one and lat­er res­cued it when it seemed on the brink of col­lapse, died today, the com­pa­ny announced. He was fifty-six. “Apple has lost a vision­ary and cre­ative genius, and the world has lost an amaz­ing human being. Those of us who […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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