(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.

Born in Seattle on December 15, 1944 and passed away suddenly on Oct 27, 2006. Marilyn is survived by two daughters, Joleen Noratuk (Howard) and Mary L. Howard, along with three grandsons, Michael Diaz, Donovan and Alexzander Noratuk. A memorial is scheduled for March 25, 2007. E-mail for details on location and time to

Condolences can be made to: Mary Howard and Joleen Noratuk, 151-11th Ave # B 8, Seattle 98122.

Alice Holmberg, April 25, 1914 - February 10, 2007, a longtime West Seattle resident, passed away peacefully at age 92 in Yakima, Wash. She was the oldest of eight children born to William and Daisy Page Howe in Augusta, Ga.

World War II and the Army brought Norman to Georgia to meet and marry Alice in 1944; they spent 58 years together, 57 residing in Seattle. Alice was a devoted homemaker, supportive partner to his career with Safeway Stores and mother to three children. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends as well as playing cards. She also belonged to St.

Ted Wilzen was born July 22, 1947 and passed away Feb. 4, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born and raised in West Seattle. He is survived by his best friend, Cathy Tomaselli and her sons, Jake and Tyler; brother, Bob Wilzen and his wife Barb and his nephews, Tom and Andy Wilzen. Preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Vivian Wilzen and sister, Ann Wilzen. Memorial Service will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007 at the West Seattle Eagles Club. Ted was an amazing fun loving and generous person. He will be missed!

Jack was born October 20, 1920 to Otto and Mable (Irvine) Langley in Beatrice, Nebraska. He was the youngest of five children. He grew up in Beatrice and graduated from Beatrice High School. Jack was an athlete and was captain of their football team.

He joined the Navy in March 1942 and was discharged in 1945 as a "MOMM" - motor machinist. After being discharged he worked at several jobs before coming to Seattle. He went to work at Boeing aircraft as a machinist, working there for 26 years and then retiring.