memorial Section

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]

Memorial for Ryan Lien-Shepard will be Saturday, April 6 at White Center Eagles

Memorial for Ryan Lien-Shepard will be Saturday, April 6 at White Center Eagles

A memorial is planned on Saturday, April 6 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the White Center Eagles (10452 15th Ave SW) for Ryan Lien-Shepard (pictured above), who passed away at the young age of 35 on Monday,... [Read more]

Memorial for Ann Cotter of Burien/ Normandy Park will be Wednesday

Memorial for Ann Cotter of Burien/ Normandy Park will be Wednesday

Ann Cotter of Burien/Normandy Park passed away on February 12, 2013. According to the Highline Public Schools website: Certificated substitute Ann Cotter passed away suddenly on February 19. Ann was hired... [Read more]

Hi-Line Tin Shop Owner Ernie Eder Passes Away; Tin Room Memorial Jan. 26

Hi-Line Tin Shop Owner Ernie Eder Passes Away; Tin Room Memorial Jan. 26

Ernie Eder, former owner of Olde Burien’s historic Hi-Line Tin Shop – now the Tin Room Bar & Theater – passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5. Ernie, who retired several years ago, apparently passed peacefully of natural causes in his mid-80s…

LETTER: To the Friends and Family of Margaret E. Ryan

LETTER: To the Friends and Family of Margaret E. Ryan

My sincere condolences. You have lost a mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt and dear friend. There are no words to speak that can heal the grief. Time is what is given. Losing someone is never easy.... [Read more]

Volunteers Needed for Margaret Ryan Memorial Site Work Party this Saturday

Volunteers Needed for Margaret Ryan Memorial Site Work Party this Saturday

Volunteers are needed to help prepare a site for a memorial to late White Center Writer/Activist Margaret Ryan this Saturday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (read more about Margaret’s tragic passing... [Read more]

Effort to Honor Writer Margaret Ryan Kicks Off Monday Night in White Center

Effort to Honor Writer Margaret Ryan Kicks Off Monday Night in White Center

As many of our Readers know, one of our Writers/Sales Reps was brutally murdered on Tuesday (Nov. 13; read our tribute to her here), and efforts to create a memorial for her are already beginning –... [Read more]

B-TOWN HAPS: Holiday Bazaars, Fundraisers, Open House & Much More!

B-TOWN HAPS: Holiday Bazaars, Fundraisers, Open House & Much More!

Along with the returns of heavy rains, holiday bazaars are kicking into high gear, along with fundraisers, an open house, the annual ’20/20′ Burien Arts Sale, and sadly, a kick-off meeting... [Read more]

MEMORIAL: In Memory of Irma Bunch, a Neighborhood Icon for Burien

MEMORIAL: In Memory of Irma Bunch, a Neighborhood Icon for Burien

by Shawn Underwood Irma Bunch was kind of like the “welcome lady” for those of us who lived near Three Tree Point and Gregory Heights. When we had our first child, we asked a neighbor friend if she... [Read more]

A TRIBUTE: Rest In Peace, Julius Pierpont (J.P.) Patches

A TRIBUTE: Rest In Peace, Julius Pierpont (J.P.) Patches

The 2nd funniest man in my life. by Scott Schaefer It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. Sadly, one of my heroes – J.P. Patches (aka Chris Wedes) – passed away Sunday morning (July 22)... [Read more]

Youth Baseball Coach Passes Suddenly on Field; Memorial Tonight at The Cove

Youth Baseball Coach Passes Suddenly on Field; Memorial Tonight at The Cove

Well-known local youth baseball coach Ian Holding, 34, passed away on White Center’s Denny Field suddenly last Thursday (June 1), surrounded by family, friends and baseball players. A memorial will... [Read more]

Exchange Club Of Highline Dedicates Freedom Shrine At Community Center

Exchange Club Of Highline Dedicates Freedom Shrine At Community Center

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Bryan Charles A Freedom Shrine in Burien’s Community Center – a collection of 29 significant documents in American history presented by the Exchange Club of Highline... [Read more]