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Marie was 40 years old. She was a graduate of Cleveland High School, University of Washington, Golden Gate Law School and was a member of Washington State Bar.

While at the University of Washington she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority.

Marie leaves behind her Mom, Lola; Brother, Eddie and family; Dad, Jim and family; Aunt Barbara and Burt Olson, cousins and Many, Many Friends. Memorial celebrations, Sunday, May 21, 2006, Tibbets UM Church, everyone welcome, West Seattle, 2 p.m., reception following. In lieu of flower, contributions s to favorite charity.

Robert Antone "Tony" Strain, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, May 1st after a long illness. Tony served four years in the United States Marine Corps. He retired from Sears after twenty years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Charles Strain and Thelma LaMoyne Strain, as well as his stepfather, Norm Hamilton.

Gertrude Kinsman Osterberg passed away peacefully on May 1, 2006 while staying at Belmont Terrace, Bremerton, Washington, where she has resided since having a stroke on Christmas Day 2000. She was born October 17, 1914 in Seattle, Washington and lived there most of her life. She met and married her husband Waldemar Osterberg in 1947. They moved into their home in the Riverview neighborhood of West Seattle where they resided together until his death in 1991.

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Longtime West Seattle resident, Tadeusz Victor Molenda, known as "Tad" died peacefully in his home on May 3rd at the age of 90.

Born in Lwow, Poland on January 12th 1916, Tad was the youngest child of Jozef and Wanda Molenda. Tad loved his hometown with its rich history and classic architecture. Unfortunately, his childhood home became a battle over borders at the end of WWII, and he never returned. He was able to visit his parents and surviving sister in the then communist Poland.

Tad was a veteran of WWII serving in the Polish army.

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Patricia was born February 14, 1934 in Spencer, Iowa passing away unexpectedly March 25, 2006.

She moved to the Seattle area in 1957. On October 18, 1958, she married the love of her life, Seattle native Bill Gordon at Fauntleroy Church.

Age, 92, died at home April 26, 2006 after a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of West Seattle; attended Gatewood Elementary and West Seattle High School. During WWII he served in the local coast guard reserve. He worked at Westinghouse Electric Supply Co. until retirement and then enjoyed jobs with Avis, and Sunset West Condominiums.

George A. Broell, 101. Passed away April 29, 2006, in Huntington Beach, California. Born October 20, 1904, in Dubuque, Iowa. Survived by son John and his wife Nancy of Atlanta and daughter Kay Sullivan and her husband Dave of Huntington Beach. Five grandchildren, three great grandchildren also survive. George was a 65-year resident of Seattle and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Internment at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Holy Rosary Church, 4139 42nd Ave S.W. Seattle, Washington 98116.

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In loving memory, Dave left us to be with his heavenly father on April 24, 2006 in Kona Hawaii, his favorite place to stay, after several weeks of declining health. He was born to Floyd and Gladys "Toots" Norberg on September 30, 1937 in Everett, Washington and raised in West Seattle. Dave resided in West Seattle for over 60 years. He graduated from West Seattle High School and was the owner of the West Seattle Corner Inn for almost two decades.

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Helen Mae Hanson topped out at 5' 1/4", but she will forever stand tall in the esteem, memory and affection of her many family and friends.

Helen died Tuesday, April 11, 2006 following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.

The long, gray days of that battle cannot veil our celebration of her good and productive life and the happy memories it evokes.

Helen was born in Platte, South Dakota, on August 7, 1921. With a high school diploma, and youthful experience ranging from driving a cab to practical nursing, she joined the WAAC (later WAC) in 1943.