obituary Section

Longtime Seahurst resident Margaret M. Kennedy has passed; memorial is Aug. 4

Longtime Seahurst resident Margaret M. Kennedy has passed; memorial is Aug. 4

Longtime Seahurst resident Margaret M. Kennedy passed away on July 7 at 97 years of age. She taught at Highline College and was much loved by family, friends and students. A remembrance celebration... [Read more]

OBIT: Accountant, Scout Master Edward Ray Wright, 72; Memorial is Aug. 9

OBIT: Accountant, Scout Master Edward Ray Wright, 72; Memorial is Aug. 9

Edward Ray Wright, 72, Burien, passed away on June 17th, 2018, at Valley Medical Center. He had struggled with multiple health issues for several months. Ed was born in Centralia, WA on June 8th, 1946... [Read more]

Longtime Burien Resident Kenneth Lee Coole has passed; memorial is July 1

Longtime Burien Resident Kenneth Lee Coole has passed; memorial is July 1

Longtime Burien Resident Kenneth Lee Coole lost his battle with cancer on May 29, 2018. Born 03/15/1947, Ken graduated from Cleveland High School in 1965. He enlisted in the Army in 1967 and went to Vietnam... [Read more]

Marlaina Lieberg has passed away; memorial is Tuesday at St. Francis

Marlaina Lieberg has passed away; memorial is Tuesday at St. Francis

Marlaina Lieberg 1949 – 2018 Donna Veno Age 69 Marlaina Lieberg, beloved wife, sister and friend passed away in the early hours of May 11, 2018. She was born on October 2nd, 1949 in Boston and travelled... [Read more]

OBIT: Margaret ‘Peggy’ Burbridge; memorial will be Saturday, May 12

OBIT: Margaret ‘Peggy’ Burbridge; memorial will be Saturday, May 12

Margaret “Peggy” Burbridge was born 12/31/31 in Nelson BC Canada. She passed away 12/17/2017 at the age of 85. Peggy is survived by her 3 children Bradley Smith, Stuart Smith and wife Amy... [Read more]

OBIT: Gregory Quitiquit, Sr.; memorial will be Mar. 12 at St. Bernadette Church

OBIT: Gregory Quitiquit, Sr.; memorial will be Mar. 12 at St. Bernadette Church

Gregory Quitiquit, Sr. was born in San Pedro, California on September 14, 1952 and passed away peacefully on February 24, 2018 surrounded by family in his home in Burien, Washington. Greg is survived... [Read more]

OBIT: Alan Bestor Phillips, 98; memorial will be Saturday, Feb. 17

OBIT: Alan Bestor Phillips, 98; memorial will be Saturday, Feb. 17

Alan Bestor Phillips 8/9/1919 – 2/4/2018 Al was preceded in death by Ilmi Salmi, his beloved wife of 68 years. Loving father of Jeanne Marie Anglin (Don) and Susan Phillips Hamm (Bob); grandfather... [Read more]

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]

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]

Former Burien Mayor & Councilmember Joan McGilton has passed away

Former Burien Mayor & Councilmember Joan McGilton has passed away

Photo of then-Mayor McGilton at the grand opening of Burien Town Square/City Hall/Library in June, 2009 by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com. Sadly, former Burien Mayor and longtime Councilmember Joan McGilton... [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]

OBITUARY: Patti Hoffmann Means

OBITUARY: Patti Hoffmann Means

Patti Hoffmann Means passed away in her Maltby-area home on October 8, 2016. She was raised in the Seahurst neighborhood of Burien, graduated in 1980 from Kennedy High School, and is the sister of Burien... [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]

Linda Dougherty, long active in Burien Arts Association, passes away

Linda Dougherty, long active in Burien Arts Association, passes away

The Burien Arts Association is sad to report the death of long-time Burien Arts board member Linda Dougherty on July 7. “Linda was an active member of Burien Arts since its early days, served more than... [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]

OBITUARY: Shirley Kathleen Kirk, of Kirk’s Feed Store in Olde Burien

OBITUARY: Shirley Kathleen Kirk, of Kirk’s Feed Store in Olde Burien

Shirley Kathleen Kirk, born November 11th, 1919 to Albert and Eva Taylor, passed away peacefully at home on October 27th, 2014. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Sylvan F. Kirk. She is survived... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Longtime business owner & resident Donald William Jensen, 90

OBITUARY: Longtime business owner & resident Donald William Jensen, 90

Longtime Burien business owner and resident, Donald William Jensen, 90, passed away at home on September 11, 2014 with his family by his side. Don was born in Cabo, Montana to Godthard and Myrtle Jensen... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Lewis Kenneth Morse, 91

OBITUARY: Lewis Kenneth Morse, 91

Lewis Kenneth Morse, 91, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2014 at Highline Medical Center. Ken was born on November 24, 1922 in Chillicothe, Ohio and moved to Burien, WA in 1962 where he and his wife,... [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]