memorial Section

OBIT: Longtime Burien resident David C. Andrews passes away; memorial Dec. 10

OBIT: Longtime Burien resident David C. Andrews passes away; memorial Dec. 10

David Charles Andrews May 11, 1946 – November 30, 2017 David C. Andrews, age 71, passed away peacefully November 30, 2017 surrounded by family and friends at his Federal Way, Washington home following... [Read more]

Bill Maas, beloved White Center Upholsterer, passes away; service Sat.

Bill Maas, beloved White Center Upholsterer, passes away; service Sat.

Bill Maas, longtime and beloved upholsterer at White Center Glass and Upholstery, passed away Oct. 29. A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held this Saturday, Nov. 18 at 11a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran... [Read more]

Former Highline Schools Superintendent Dr. Kent Matheson has passed away

Former Highline Schools Superintendent Dr. Kent Matheson has passed away

Dr. Kent D. “Matt” Matheson, former Highline Public Schools Superintendent, passed away recently, the district announced…

OBITUARY: Lewis S. Brancati, 21; Memorial will be Oct. 21

OBITUARY: Lewis S. Brancati, 21; Memorial will be Oct. 21

Lewis S. Brancati Age 21. Born March 27, 1996. Passed away September 20, 2017 in Kirkland, WA surrounded by family and friends. Lewis grew up and thrived in Burien, WA. He attended Highline schools, and... [Read more]

Writer shares her thoughts on the passing of Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn

Writer shares her thoughts on the passing of Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn

By Rachel Lusby As many of you probably now have heard, the world lost an amazing musician recently – Goldy McJohn, original keyboardist and founding member of Steppenwolf, the band that brought us... [Read more]

Memorial for Evelyn ‘Jean’ Snyder will be Sunday, Aug. 6 in Des Moines

Memorial for Evelyn ‘Jean’ Snyder will be Sunday, Aug. 6 in Des Moines

Evelyn “Jean” Snyder, wife, super mom, and friend to all, went to the promise land 7/22/17 after a lengthy and courageous battle with vascular dementia. With a family built on love and respect by... [Read more]

Former State Senator King Lysen has passed away; memorial will be Mar. 23

Former State Senator King Lysen has passed away; memorial will be Mar. 23

Former State Senator King Lysen – a beloved husband, father and grandfather – passed away on March 15th at his Burien home. Born March 10th, 1942 in Minneapolis, MN, King was the eldest of four children... [Read more]

Former Blog Sales Manager Janet Grella has passed away; memorial March 10

Former Blog Sales Manager Janet Grella has passed away; memorial March 10

Janet Garrott Grella: October 2, 1949 – February 23, 2017 Janet and her husband Michael. On a scooter in Italy. We’re incredibly sad to report that Janet Garrott Grella – South King Media’s... [Read more]

Memorial for Allyson Meredith Stone will be at St. Bernadette this Sunday, Feb. 19

Memorial for Allyson Meredith Stone will be at St. Bernadette this Sunday, Feb. 19

Allyson Meredith Stone – daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, friend and inspiration to many – passed away Monday February 6th after 22 days in the Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan... [Read more]

Burien legend Dean Parkins has passed away

Burien legend Dean Parkins has passed away

Sadly, Burien legend Dean “Dean-O” Parkins passed away on Sunday morning, Jan. 1, 2017. Many old-timers in Burien may have known Dean, as he was a founding member of Discover Burien in 2002,... [Read more]

Gathering to celebrate former councilmember Kathy Keene is Sunday

Gathering to celebrate former councilmember Kathy Keene is Sunday

Photo by Scott Schaefer. There will be a Memorial celebration to celebrate former Burien City Councilmember Kathy Keene this Sunday, Oct. 23, starting at 4 p.m. at the MARK Restaurant & Bar, located... [Read more]

Longtime local champion/activist Jeanne Moeller has passed away

Longtime local champion/activist Jeanne Moeller has passed away

Des Moines/Burien native and longtime resident/activist Jeanne Moeller passed away on June 16, 2016. She was 90 years old. A rosary and funeral will be held at St. Francis of Assisi (15246 21st Ave SW)... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Local Attorney Michael Ditchik passes away; Memorial Sunday

OBITUARY: Local Attorney Michael Ditchik passes away; Memorial Sunday

Michael Ditchik was born in Freeport, NY on March 31, 1962. He died on November 24, 2015. Mike attended the Wharton School at Penn, received his BA from SUNY Binghamton and his JD from Boston University.... [Read more]

Prolific Des Moines resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly

Prolific Des Moines resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Photo of a thoughtful Nancy Warren moderating one of our Candidate Forums by Micael Brunkf Nancy Warren, a teacher at Highline College, Des Moines resident, musician... [Read more]

Happy Veterans Day from The B-Town Blog to all Vets and their families!

Happy Veterans Day from The B-Town Blog to all Vets and their families!

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Publisher/Editor Happy Veterans Day from The B-Town Blog to all Vets, active military and their families! In honor of this holiday, we encourage all our Readers to... [Read more]

Local Celebration of Life for Walt Gary is scheduled for August 2

Local Celebration of Life for Walt Gary is scheduled for August 2

Walt Gary and wife Lesley Edwards at their 2009 wedding. A local memorial service will be held on Aug. 2 for Walt Gary, who grew up in Burien, but spent his professional career in the Midwest and on the... [Read more]

‘Celebration of Life’  for 18-year old Joey Minar will be held this Friday

‘Celebration of Life’ for 18-year old Joey Minar will be held this Friday

A “Celebration of Life” for Joseph “Joey” Daniel Minar (pictured above, right) – who passed away suddenly March 29 at the age of 18 – will be held this Friday, April 4, starting at... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Maria F. Medina, 91

OBITUARY: Maria F. Medina, 91

Surrounded by loved ones, Maria F. Medina, 91, passed away peacefully at her home in Burien, WA on Sunday, March 30, 2014; one day before the 15th anniversary of the death of her husband Filiberto Medina,... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Patricia Elizabeth Perell-Ellis-Hiles; memorial will be Saturday

OBITUARY: Patricia Elizabeth Perell-Ellis-Hiles; memorial will be Saturday

Patricia Elizabeth Perell-Ellis-HilesMay 31, 1930 – December 17, 2013 Patricia Elizabeth Perell-Ellis-Hiles passed away peacefully while holding hands with her loving daughter Linda Colleen Ellis-Puckett... [Read more]

Memorial Celebration for Milo Locklear will be Sunday at Southgate Masonic Hall

Memorial Celebration for Milo Locklear will be Sunday at Southgate Masonic Hall

A potluck Memorial Celebration for Milo Locklear will be held this Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Southgate Masonic Hall in Burien. Milo, who passed away recently, attended Highline High School and... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Jesse Lee (Horn) St George (1926 – 2013)

OBITUARY: Jesse Lee (Horn) St George (1926 – 2013)

Jessie Lee Horn was born on April 4, 1926 to Frank and Effie Horn of Moorcroft, Wyoming. When she was very young, the family moved to Yakima, WA, where she grew up on S. 5th Avenue and graduated from... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Duane Quande, owner of Burien City Garage, has passed away

OBITUARY: Duane Quande, owner of Burien City Garage, has passed away

Duane Quande, 70, longtime owner of Burien City Garage, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his Burien home on Aug. 17, after a courageous battle with TTR amyloidosis. Duane, born May... [Read more]

OBITUARY: A. Noel Nelson, 82, former Highline School District Principal

OBITUARY: A. Noel Nelson, 82, former Highline School District Principal

A. Noel Nelson passed away peacefully May 28, 2013 in Burien at the age of 82. A lifelong Seattleite, Noel was the fifth and youngest child of Oscar and Violet Nelson. He was born in Seattle on Christmas... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Memorial for Richard ‘Rich’ Robles will be Monday, May 13

OBITUARY: Memorial for Richard ‘Rich’ Robles will be Monday, May 13

Richard Robles – “Rich” – born in San Diego September 14, 1967, passed away unexpectedly of heart failure May 3, 2013. He graduated from Newport High School and attended the University of Washington.... [Read more]