Jack D. Giorgetti of West Seattle passed away in the early morning hours of March 16, 2007 with his loving family by his side. Jack fought a courageous battle of lung cancer. He knew about his illness in the summer of 2006 but instead of treatment, he sacrificed his life to care for his loving wife, Jeannette of 63 years who preceded him in death on Dec 9, 2006. His wish was to live long enough to take care of his wife.

Jack was born in Seattle on November 23, 1923 to Emilia and Secondo Giorgetti. He graduated from West Seattle High School in 1941.

Age 58, born Christmas Day 1948, passed away Feb. 17, 2007. Marv grew up in Seattle and raised his family in Edmonds. Marv enjoyed sharing the sights of Seattle with locals and visitors during his 25-year career as CEO/Operator of the taxi/limo company Seattle Airporter.

Helen M. Dore passed away March 12, 2007 after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband Peter L. Dore. She is survived by two sons Steven Dore (Rhonda) of Marysville, Wash.; Kevin Dore (Karen) of Spanaway; three grandchildren Andrew Dore; Heather Dore; Seth Dore; four sisters Dorothy Bertrand of Seattle; Sylvia Haguewood of Bothell; Marcella Clemenhagen of Vancouver, Wash. and Faith Rogers of Lynnwood.

Helen was very devoted to her family and was an avid volunteer at the Puget Sound Blood Bank and Ronald McDonald house.


Ana was born on May 14, 1940 in Seville, Spain. She passed away peacefully at home with her family and friends at her side on March 2, 2007 after a courageous fight against cancer.

Ana is survived by her children Mari McBurney, Tina Stariha, Lawrence McBurney, Lee Ana Lagle, Jolon Gallegos and their families. She is also survived by a sister and brother in Spain, six grandchildren, and many cherished friends around the world.

As a young bride, Ana moved to West Seattle from Spain in 1964 and raised her five children in the area.


(1920-2007) Notable concert pianist, organist, composer and teacher Dr. John R. Cowell succumbed to a heart attack on March 4, 2007, as he entered Peace Lutheran Church for Sunday services, with his wife Eleanor on his arm.

Dr. Cowell was born to a musical household in Springhouse, Pa. in 1920, youngest of seven siblings. His parents nurtured his talent and he lived a life of stellar accomplishment in the world of music, progressing from talented prodigy to renowned composer and concert pianist, respected professor and educator.

October 1, 1918 - March 6, 2007.

Preceded in death by father, George T. and mother, Mary E. and sister, Barbara De Vinck.

Survived by siblings Ruth Veenhuizen of Renton, Carol Olivotti of San Anselmo, Jerry Taylor of Portland, George E. and Jackie Larsen of Seattle; nephews Brian Cook, Michael Olivotti and Timothy Larsen; niece Cynthia Hickman and numerous cousins who wrote to him faithfully.

He was a graduate of the Seattle School for the Deaf.

Edward Joseph Leskovar passed away at the age of 90 on March 14, 2007, at his home in West Seattle with his family present.

Ed was born in Helena, Montana, on October 1, 1916 and graduated from Butte High School.

He married Louise Lousen on October 4, 1941 in Butte, Montana. They moved to Seattle in August, 1942. Ed worked at the Boeing Company and retired after 41 years.

He enjoyed travel with many trips throughout the United States, Caribbean, Europe, also camping and fishing in Canada and on Hood Canal with his family and friends.

Just five days shy of his 72nd birthday, on Jan. 31 2007, Rod's heart just couldn't do any more work.

Marjory O'Connor Smith, 88, died March 2 at home in Andover, Kan., surrounded by her devoted family.

Marjory O'Connor was born Sept. 28, 1918 on a farm in Macksville, Kan. She grew up riding horses with her sister Pat and brothers Ed and Bob. In the midst of the Great Depression, Marge went to college and became a schoolteacher. She met her husband Jack Smith, a military pilot, while teaching in a one-room school in rural Kansas.