Edwin J. Zanassi, 91, descendant of one of the pioneer farming families of the Sammamish Valley, died December 14, 2016 at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Washington after a brief illness. He was born February 2, 1925 in Woodinville, Washington to John and Anna (Aries) Zanassi. He attended Woodinville School and graduated from Bothell High School in 1943. Ed is survived by his loving wife, Eva, of 56 years and daughter Elaine, both of Woodinville, granddaughter Danielle of Lake Stevens, sister Virginia Gibbs of Woodinville and a large extended family.
He was a kind and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He will be greatly missed. Services were held Dec. 20 at Acacia Funeral Home, Seattle, WA. Remembrances in his memory may be made to Evergreen Hospice at Evergreen Medical Center or to the Scholarship Foundation of Northshore, PO Box 1773, Woodinville, WA 98072.