Sarah Pacchiarotti

Sarah Pacchiarotti

March 8, 1926 –
December 1, 2019

Sarah Pacchiarotti (nee Buffa), 93, wife of the late Rev. Frank Pacchiarotti, passed peacefully from this world to the next on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Regency Care Center of Monroe, Wash. 

Sarah was born on March 8, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York. She was the first-generation Italian daughter of Domenico and Catherine Buffa, the youngest of eight siblings. 

On July 28, 1946, Sarah married Frank Pacchiarotti, living for many years in Glen Cove and Hauppauge, New York. In 1968 they moved across the country to attend Seattle Bible Training School, where they were fondly known as “Mom and Pop” to the younger students. 

While there they heard about a church in Australia that had been praying for a “Mom and Pop” to minister to the American servicemen fighting in Vietnam and so they answered the call, providing a place of refuge and respite for many. 

In the early ’70s, they returned to Seattle to serve as Youth Pastors at Philadelphia Church in Seattle. Over the years Sarah and Frank served churches in Illinois, Texas, and Oregon. 

A few years after the passing of her husband, Sarah moved closer to her west-coast family, returning many years and many miles later to Seattle. 

Sarah loved to cook and serve. To count the number of people she fed well over the years is to count the people she touched. Good food was an expression of good love from Sarah.

Sarah is survived by her sons, Frank Pacchiarotti (Jacki) and Joseph Pacchiarotti (Jocelyn), grandson Robert Pacchiarotti (Karen), granddaughter Susan Rallo (Richard), grandson Brian DiPalma, granddaughter Marisa Pacchiarotti, and great-grandchildren Anthony Pacchiarotti, James Harkless, Aimee Pacchiarotti, Joseph Rallo, Aliyah DiPalma and Abbigail DiPalma. 

Her family sends a special thank you to the staff at Regency Care Center, who looked after Sarah with kindness above and beyond their duty. 

We know that there is a celebration for her in heaven as she was greeted by family, friends, and so many others that she introduced to the grace of God. 

It is fitting, at this time of year to say, that she had a wonderful life.

Leif Herrington

Leif Herrington

May 5, 1950 –

November 14, 2019

After a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer, Leif passed away peacefully on November 14, 2019, at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Washington, surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born May 5, 1950, in Miami, Florida, to Diane and Lee Herrington. His father was in the Coast Guard and shortly after Leif was born the family moved to Alaska, where he grew up.

Leif attended Laurelwood Academy in Oregon, graduating as valedictorian of his class.  His college days were spent at Walla Walla College and the University of Oregon, where he was inducted as a student into the Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor Society, one of the very top business school programs in the world. 

Leif then worked in the computer industry, during which time he and his business partner, Ken Murray, started their own company in 1976, called Bidtek. In 1989 they sold the company and Leif and his family moved to Woodinville.

In 1979, Leif married the love of his life, Mem. They share three wonderful children: Danyelle Alicia Parry, Kevin Andrew Parry and Kami Nicole Herrington.

Leif joined Windermere Real Estate in Woodinville in 1990, where he quickly became one of Windermere’s top producers. In 2008, Leif and Mem moved to Anchorage, Alaska to join his sister, Lisa Herrington, in the Real Estate field. Together they started their own successful real estate company called Herrington and Company.

Leif loved boating and fishing and spent much of his free time doing so. Some of his happier days were spent aboard his boat, the “EXTASEA,” traveling the San Juan and Gulf Islands with family and friends.

Leif leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Mem, their three children, Danyelle, Kevin, and Kami, his sister, Lisa Herrington, and his brother, Lance Herrington. 

His celebration of life will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at 2 p.m. Please come and join us at 19254 176th Ave. N.E. in Woodinville, Wash.

Karl D. Lechner. March 9, 1970 – October 13, 2019

Karl D. Lechner


On October 13, 2019, Karl went home to be with his Lord and Savior Messiah Yeshua. He drowned while on vacation, snorkeling on Kauai.

Karl grew up in the Snoqualmie Valley and was adventurous. He had a variety of interests, skills and talents. He enjoyed riding motorcycles whether they were ATVs, dirt bikes or street bikes.

He was energetic and fond of God’s creation. Karl very much enjoyed hiking, occasionally biking, and even horse-related activities on rare occasions with those he loved.

Karl worked in the motorcycle industry for 20 years. For the past nine years, he worked for Modern Machinery. He considered himself blessed to be part of the Modern family and he truly enjoyed and appreciated those he worked with.

Karl will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, fun and silly sense of humor, and a merry heart.

He was committed, honorable, courageous, patient, honest and humble.

Karl is survived by a devoted and loving wife Christine, a beloved daughter Kayleen from his first wife Kerri, step-sons Makana and Kai, parents Karl S. and Diana, a younger brother Kenny and sister-in-law Deborah, and several Uncles, Aunties, Cousins, and Friends.

A small Celebration of Life service for intimate family and friends will be held in early 2020, hosted by Karl and Christine’s Church family in Newcastle, Washington.

Betty Rubin

Betty Rubin
September 5, 1930-
October 2, 2019

Betty passed away on October 2, 2019, at the age of 89. She was born on September 5, 1930, in Wenatchee, Wash., to George and Lucille Hess.

She was raised in Peshastin and Leavenworth, Wash., into her teen years but moved to Bremerton where she graduated with honors from Bremerton High School.

Betty married Samuel Rubin and they enjoyed over 71 years of marriage together. Throughout her life, she was active in garden clubs and was also a very knowledgeable Master Gardener, and worked for Molbak's Garden Center for several years.

Betty also worked as a bookkeeper for Sam's air conditioning company.

In the course of their years together, Betty and Sam lived in Ridgecrest (now part of Shoreline), on the Sammamish Plateau where they had a 5-acre farm, and in East Woodinville during their retirement years.

As she raised her family she was active with Scouting, PTA, and her church where she sang in the choir.

Betty enjoyed camping, hiking, and fishing with her family and friends. In later years she traveled with her husband in a motor home to a good many of the states and provinces and especially liked camping in the desert near Yuma, Ariz.

Betty is survived by her husband Sam, her sons Larry Rubin and Wayne Rubin and her daughter Gale Pelan, eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct 26, at 2 p.m. at Sunset Hills Chapel, 1215 145th. PL SE. Bellevue.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Diabetes Association.

Richard Brown

In Loving Memory of Richard Brown
April 22, 1935 – October 9, 2019

Richard “Dick” Brown, 84, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 near his home in Bothell, WA. He was born April 22, 1935, to Milo and Mae (Morton) Brown in Fairmont, Minnesota.

Dick grew up in Spirit Lake, Iowa and playing golf was in his DNA. One of his first jobs was at Brooks Golf Course in Okoboji, Iowa where Ben Snead and Ben Hogan would play. He would later caddie for Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer.

Dick was a hardworking salesman, spending 20 years working for Timex as a District Sales Manager. He also worked for Comber and Hanby, and the Woodinville Weekly. He was also a member of the US Army, spending most of that time in Japan.

Dick married Sharry Lindbeck on June 4th, 1966. They loved to travel together and had many adventures traveling to Europe, Asia. They also enjoyed annual family vacations to Lake Chelan. Nice weekends were spent up at Camano Island enjoying time at the beach.

Sharry and Dick built a wonderful life together in Woodinville, Wash., where they raised their children. Dick was a Husky and Seahawks season ticket holder. He also loved the WSU Cougs when daughter Amy was around.

Dick is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Sharry; son Michael Brown and his wife Amy; Amy Brown Goolsby and her husband Rob; grandchildren Keller and Hailey Brown; Sister Delores and her husband Don; 5 loving Nieces; and Sister-in-law Sandi.

He will be truly missed by all family and friends. Special thank you to Kaiser Permanente Hospice team, and the staff at Whispering Meadows in Bothell, Wash.

A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held November, 3 from 2-4 p.m. at the Club House at Wandering Creek. The address is 831 240th St. SW, Bothell, Wash. Let’s come together to share stories, laugh, reminisce, and spend time together.