James Vincent Brady

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Brady obit

May 12, 1940 – July 16, 2012

On July 16, Captain James V. Brady took his final flight. It was a solo flight to a most peaceful place. He does not end this journey alone, as he will be welcomed at the arrival gate by those who flew before.

“Diamond” Jim Brady was a devoted husband of 52 years to his lovely wife Sandy.

They enjoyed adventures throughout the country in their RV aptly named 2DICE2 (Paradise 2) and living in the beautiful Sierras which was his Paradise 1.

Although he lived in Iowa and Wisconsin for much of his early life, his love was the mountains. His smile and engaging personality was cherished by everyone he met.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy, and four very opinionated girls (Kim Shockley, Kelly Brady,  Kristen Hamilton  and Karin Hopper) who were proud to call him Dad.

His granddaughters (Taryn Shockley, Alyssa Hopper and Sarah Stern) and grandsons (Tyler Hopper,  Zack Shockley and Sam Stern) will greatly miss Poppa.

He was a proud big brother to two sisters (Mary Furleigh and Patti Belcher – he never quite got used to Trish) and two brothers (Joe Brady and Johnny Brady –  never just plain John at our house) along with many nieces, nephews, in the “Brady” family.

Robyn Torres

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

A memorial service for Robyn Torres of Woodinville will be held Tuesday, July 17, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 9225 212th St. SE in Woodinville from 2-3 p.m. A committal ceremony is planned for 3:30 to 3:45 at the Woodinville Cemetery, 13200 NE 175th St. A wake and celebration of life will be held at The Carol Edwards Center, 17401 133rd Ave. NE in Woodinville from 4-7.

When Mark “Keelhaul” Jensen executive director of the Seafair Pirates Charity Foundation, first met Torres, she was struggling to work and manage a young family, a situation made more difficult by the absence of good reliable transportation. In Robyn’s honor Robyn’s Chest has been created by Mark and their children. Each year a grant will be given so that a deserving family will be given a car for Christmas.

This will not be a new car but a good reliable used car. The price will be capped at $3,000. In addition, the need for new bikes for Christmas has always been a challenge and this was a special interest of Robyn’s.

Her family would like to be able to ensure each year that the Holiday Treasure Chest starts with 10 new bikes and helmets. The maximum needed to fund this project is $1,500 per year. The costs for both of these projects will total a maximum of $4,500 per year. The family respectfully requests that 90 people or couples or groups commit to $50 per year for five years to make Robyn’s Chest a reality and act as a lasting tribute to both Robyn and the good works to which she contributed.

Each one of her children and Mark have committed to this program personally and respectfully ask that whoever is able and willing do the same and assist them by living by Robyn’s now famous quote: “Individually we all can make a difference, but together we can make an impact.”

If you are unable or do not wish to contribute for five years, please feel free to do as much or as little as you would like.

Donations: Holiday Treasure Chest for Robyn’s Chest, PO Box 27638, Seattle, WA 98165.

William Jesse Eves

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William Jesse Eves, 81, of Otter Rock, Ore., died June 16, 2012. He was born Aug. 3, 1930, in St. Louis, Mo. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving as a seaman on the aircraft carrier Salerno Bay.

He was married to Vivian Brunner 54 years and  worked as an electrical engineer with the Boeing Company for 28 years. Bill and Vivian resided in Woodinville where they raised three children: Nancy, Matthew and Sharon.

He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Eves.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian; his daughters, Nancy (Tom) Palazzo and Sharon (Ed) Cunningham; granddaughters, Maria, Rachel and Natalie; grandsons, Cody, Alan and Peter; step-grandchildren, Mike, Matt and Melanie,and Bill’s sisters Janet Patterson, Mary Snider and Susan Hunt.

A memorial mass has been held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Samaritan Pacific Hospice, (541) 574-1811 or Adeo In-Home Care, (541) 961-7741.

Angelo Girone

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Angelo Girone, 84, died peacefully at home on June 16 after battling leukemia.

Angelo spent his childhood years in Wellsburg, W.Va., before moving west to Indiana, California and finally Washington, where he was a longtime resident of Bellevue and Woodinville.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps and an extraordinary sales manager during a lifelong career at Household Finance Corporation where he was widely admired and respected for his ability to inspire and mentor others.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Angelina Tedeschi Girone; siblings, Thelma Montgomery, John Girone, Tony Girone and Jim Girone; and best friend, Donald Petrick Sr.

He is survived by his recent bride, Dottie Brown; daughters, Susan Cothern and Julie Girone; grandchildren, Jace and Mary; great-grandchildren, Taleah and Giovanni; his sister, Martha Lallone; his brother, Joe Girone and numerous nieces and nephews.

Angelo was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman and had a vast network of friends with whom he spent many happy hours, including the Tuesday morning coffee  club in Woodinville; Friday morning Mass and breakfast with the Knights of Columbus and lunches with his HFC coworkers.

He was a favorite grandpa and uncle to many and was most happy when surrounded by his children and grandchildren at family gatherings and holidays. He was a generous and kind man with a great sense of humor who will be missed by all who knew him.

We are grateful for the wonderful care Angelo received from Dr. Timothy Carlos and the staff at Cascade Cancer Care.

A funeral Mass and reception will be held on Friday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Jude Parish, 10526 166th Avenue NE, Redmond WA 98052.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Angelo may be made to Puget Sound Blood Center Development Office, 921 Terry Avenue, Seattle WA 98104.

Robert Joe Lawson

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Obit LawsonRobert Joe Lawson, age 61, passed away June 6, 2012, in Lynden, Wash.

He was born September 9, 1950, in Seattle, Wash., son of Robert C. Lawson and Winifred “Rocky” Lawson Rush and was raised in Carnation, Wash.

Rob attended Western Washington University (WWU) for both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

He worked as a professor at WWU in the Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation.

Rob was a dedicated father to his son Rhys and stepchildren Ariel and Kaleb.

An avid gardener, fixer-of-things, sports enthusiast, naturalist, inhabitant of unique dwellings, vibrant individual and traveler, he especially enjoyed trips to Ireland and the Southwest U.S.

His sense of humor and charismatic personality touched many people and he will be dearly missed.

Rob is survived by his son Rhys and daughter-in-law Brooke; grandchildren Jack and Anna; brothers, Tom and John; stepchildren Ariel (Starbuck) and Kaleb (Coleman); substantial friend Rochelle Coleman; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins; a loving step-family and many, many lifelong friends.

An open house celebration of Rob’s life will take place on Monday, July 2, at the Sno-Valley Sr. Center in Carnation, from 5-8 p.m.

Please bring your favorite stories and photos to share.

Remembrances may be made to the Western Washington University Foundation, Human Services Scholarship 220265 IMO Rob Lawson.