Northwest NEWS

February 12, 2001


Thomas Edwin Papworth

Thomas Papworth, 55, passed away Feb. 2 in Seattle after a lengthy illness.
   He was born on Sept. 9, 1945, in Hartford, Conn. and had resided in Woodinville since 1976.
   Tom's interests ranged from vintage Studebakers to extensive traveling. He loved animals and had several pets including dogs, ferrets and birds. In his younger days, Tom was an Eagle Scout.
   He graduated from N. Syracuse High School, attended GMI in Flint, Mich., and received a BS degree from Syracuse University.
   Tom was a devoted family man and is survived by his wife of 33 years, Diane Linda Robarge; son, James E. Papworth; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Jim Riley; father, James E. Papworth; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and James Smallman; uncle, Hugh Papworth and aunt, Dorothy Bliss.
   A celebration of Tom's life was held Feb. 9.
   Friends are encouraged to visit and sign the family's online guest book at