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

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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.

Marie E. Smith

  • Written by Karin Hopper

Obit SmithMarie E. Smith, 66, of Woodinville, Wash., lost her battle with lung cancer on May 26, 2012.

Marie was born in Seattle, Wash., the oldest of three children, to John and Mae Love.  She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Michael and Robert and both parents.

Marie leaves behind her husband of 43 years, Bill; son, Adam and his daughter Sara; daughter, Christa and her t wo boys, Jonah and Seth.

Marie will be remembered for her playful spirit, direct nature, love of games and family time, passion for the holidays and great organization.  At her request there will be no formal service, however there will be a remembrance service in Issaquah on Saturday, June 23, at 3 pm.  All family and friends are invited: 10522  238th Way SE, Issaquah WA 98027.

Marie has requested people share three things they will miss or not miss about her at the service.  In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to hospice or cancer research.

Lois Faye Haining

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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Lois and Roger Haining
On an impending visit, a grandson asked, “Is this the one who makes cookies?” Yes was the answer, which typified Grandma Haining’s open heart to an open house, love of family, graciousness and continuous hospitality.

Lois Faye Haining, born May 16, 1923, died of complications from a stroke in the presence of her loving family on June 4, 2012.

Lois, devoted wife of Roger who preceded her passing, loved to entertain groups of all kinds from a Russian imigrant family to a large group of church members for her famous clam chowder social.

Family gatherings at Thanksgiving and Christmas, backyard weddings and reunions during the summer were particularly joyous.

Lois had passions for music and good food, which have been passed on to her family. Her compassion for others was further demonstrated in her church prayer chain, initiating the weekly “Primetimers” potlucks and leading her chapter of the philanthropic Orthopedic Guild.

Underlying these activities was her faith in Jesus Christ. Lois was an active member of the Woodinville Community United Methodist Church (WCUMC), choir member and helped Roger conduct lay witness missions throughout North America and Europe.

Lois is survived by four children: David, Janis (husband, Frank Reno), Nancy (husband,  Alan Strand) and Colleen (husband, Kim Imper); four grandchildren: Michael (wife, Cassie Reno), Kelli Reno, Kimberly (husband, Scott Blackburn) and Kelli (husband, Tim Daniels); and four great grandchildren: Eva, Sammi, Christian and Connor.

A celebration of life was held at WCUMC on June 11.

Rememberances may be made to the good works of WCUMC.

Janet Lewis

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

ObitJanetLewis014Janet Lewis, always a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully on May 1, 2012, at Evergreen Healthcare Hospice.

She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa.,  on July 1, 1914, graduated from college, joined the Navy in 1944 doing photography work. She taught briefly in Eugene, Ore., before moving to Whittier and then La Habra, Calif., where she raised her family and taught kindergarten and second grade for 33 years. After retirement she moved to the Northwest and lived in Woodinville for 34 years.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, George and Blanche Yarnold; siblings, Edward Yarnold and Richard Yarnold and husband Jack R. Lewis.

She leaves her sister ,Marion Webster of Lee Center, NY.; her daughter, Charlotte Twight (Richard) of Boise, Idaho; and daughter, Carol White (Bill) of Woodinville; grandchildren, Wendy Romine (Troy), Michelle Cox (West) of Woodinville, Jeff White (Tristin McLaren) of Redmond and six beautiful great grandchildren whom she adored Kaden (7), Reese (7) and Jaxton (2) Romine, Brady Cox (4), Nicole (5) and Even (3) White.

Janet loved to travel, enjoying seeing the world locally and abroad.

She had taken several cruises with friends and many family vacations.

She was an avid reader. She was an excellent artist and gardener.

She also enjoyed attending Rose Hill Presbyterian Church and had met many good friends there.

Her cause of death was congestive heart failure.

Janet was cremated and will be laid to rest alongside her parents and husband at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif. Remembrances can be sent to Evergreen Healthcare Hospice in Kirkland, WA.

Words cannot express how much she will be missed each and every day.