Obituaries

Albert E. ‘Jeff’ Jeffcoat

Albert E. “Jeff” Jeffcoat, age 77, former Wall Street Journal bureau chief, and founding chairman of the much-acclaimed Manhattan Theater Club in New York City,… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2002

James William Parker

James William Parker, age 80, A Bainbridge Island resident for almost 30 years, died Dec. 28.He was born and raised in Houston and attended the… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2001

Ralph Birum

Bainbridge resident Ralph Birum, age 94, died Dec. 22 at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle.He was born Dec. 26, 1906 in Union City, Indiana to… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2001

Mildred ‘Mid’ L. Mitchell

Bainbridge Island resident, Mildred “Mid” L. Mitchell, age 98, died Dec. 18 in Poulsbo.She was born in Lewisburg, Pa., on July 12, 1903, the daughter… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2001

Mary-Rowland Davies

Silverdale resident Mary-Rowland Davies, 66, died Dec. 17 at the Naval Hospital in Bremerton.She was born May 4, 1935 in the Philippine capital of Manila… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2001

Sue Johnson

Former Bainbridge resident Sue Johnson, age 57, died Dec. 16 after a short battle with cancer.She spent a career in medicine as a nurse. She… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2001

Edmund Swiecicki

Edmund Swiecicki, age 79, died Dec. 15 at Messenger House.He was born on Jan. 14, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Mich. to Constantine and Mary Swiecicki.He… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2001

Maxine M. Hodes

Bainbridge Island resident, Maxine M. Hodes, age 87, died Dec. 15 at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle.She was born Feb. 2, 1914 in Myrtle Point,… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2001

William Brady Stowell

William Brady Stowell, age 32, died Dec. 15.He was born Nov. 28, 1969 on Bainbridge Island to Robert and Michelle Stowell. He was raised on… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2001

Helen Hoffman

Helen Hoffman, 75, died Dec. 14 at her home in Lakewood, Wash.She was born Oct. 18, 1926 in Spokane to Josephine Cribb and Ernest Nelson.She… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2001

Rita D. Sands

Former Bainbridge resident Rita D. Sands, age 73, died Dec. 12 in Mesa, Ariz.She was born Sept. 22, 1928 in Woonsocket, S.D. to Theodore and… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2001

Victoria Louise Somers

Victoria Louise Somers, age 9, died in the early morning hours Dec. 8 at Children’s Hospital in Seattle.She was a fourth grader at the Island… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2001

Walter Francis Jr. Hannon

Walter Francis Hannon, Jr., age 77, died Dec. 4 at Retsil Veterans Hospital.He was born in Avoca, Penn., in 1924. He later moved to Belleville,… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2001

Betty Ogle Schloss

Retired school teacher Betty Ogle Schloss, 58, died Dec. 3, in Kelso, after battling cancer.She and her siblings grew up on Bainbridge Island, and she… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2001

Lori Margaret Vail

Lifelong Bainbridge Island resident Lori Margaret Vail, age 48, died Dec. 3 at Harrison Hospital.She was born at Winslow Clinic on July 23, 1953 to… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2001

Homer ‘Dick’ Francis

Homer “Dick” Francis, age 87, died on Nov. 24.He was born Feb. 9, 1914 in Joplin, Missouri, one of seven children.When he was a baby,… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2001

Lois May Wood

Bainbridge Island resident Lois May Wood, age 66, died Nov. 24.She was born Feb. 20, 1935 in Cheyenne, Wy. to Joseph and Elsie (Sukup) Svoboda.Her… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2001

Thomas Ashley Stebbins

Bainbridge Island resident Thomas Ashley Stebbins, age 82, died Nov. 24 on Bainbridge Island.He was born in Deerfield, Mass. Feb. 9, 1919 to Leo and… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2001

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Hanna III

Robert J. (Bob) Hanna III, age 80, died at home in Seattle on Nov. 20 after a battle with prostate cancer that moved to the… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2001

Loretta Evelyn Bessor

Bainbridge Island resident, Loretta Evelyn Bessor, age 95, died Nov. 19 at Messenger House Care CenterShe was born in Anaconda, Mont. Sept. 9, 1906 to… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2001