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Obituary Page

2016

Teri Pater, a wonderful colleague at SPIE, on Nov. 20, 2016, of pancreatic cancer.

James T. "Jayanta" Lomasney, 64, a retired air traffic control specialist and lover of music, died peacefully on August 30, 2016, despite suffering from the cruelties of ALS for several years.

Richard "Scott" Greene, 48, a talented musician and founder of the Scott Greene Band, died June 27, 2016, of cancer.

David Cahill, 72, a sailor and founder of the Corinthian Yacht Club of Bellingham, died June 12, 2016, of cancer.

Robert Barnes, an excellent guitarist, singer and signmaker, died in May 2016.

2015

Reese Palley, 93, a blue-water sailor, iconoclastic art dealer, and adventurer who once owned the Atlantic City's Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel, a waterfront property at the Boardwalk and Park Place, June 3, 2015.

Bill Dingee, 92, a retired notions salesman who loved his family (including Sheehan World publisher Kathy Sheehan), on May 31, 2015.

Aaron Bornemann, 23, a Bellingham electronic and hip-hop musician who performed with the Bass Area Crew and Fear and Loating, died April 3, 2015.

Blanche Connell, 100, a retired purchasing manager and older sister of Bill Dingee Sr., on March 18, 2015.

Dr. Francis Boudreau, 80, of Dover, MA, formerly of North Cambridge, on March 7, 2015.

Kristie Lundstrom-Westover, 64, who reigned as one of Bellingham's most gregarious and fun-loving dinner and party hostesses, died Feb. 8, 2015 following a long battle with breast cancer. Kristie worked as the events manager for the Western Washington University Alumni Office and created the official WWU raspberry brownies that were served at homecoming for many years.

2014

Marie Key, 91, twin sister to Bill Dingee, on Nov. 25, 2014 in Florida.

Howard Harris, 97, a lifelong Quaker and retired anthropology professor who started the Friday Peace Vigil in Bellingham in 1966, Nov. 6, 2014. The Whatcom Peace & Justice Center awarded him the first Howard Harris Lifetime Peacemaker Award in 2005.

Jon Weir, 72, retired Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Bulletin copy editor, Aug. 27, 2014.

Tom Hall, 93, oncologist, pacifist, intellectual, researcher, scientist and all-around great guy from Bellingham Friends Meeting, Aug. 21.

Russ Connor, 92, June 11, 2014.

Chuck Stone, 89, the truly legendary Philadelphia Daily News columnist, April 6, 2014.

Pete Seeger, 94, folksinger, environmentalist, and peacemaker, Jan. 27, 2014.

2013

Nelson Mandela, 95, a hero of the apartheid struggle in South Africa, on Dec. 5, 2013.

Doris Ferm, 88, a lifelong Quaker and recipient of the 2008 Whatcom Peace & Justice Center's Peacemaker Award, on May 3, 2013, after a brief illness.

Kate Megargee, 58, an award-winning broadcast journalist from South Jersey, March 23, 2013. The New Jersey Education Association Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education is accepting donations to extablish a Hipp grant in her honor for projects focusing on journalism, media production and writing.

Veronica Tomaszewski Travler, 58, a talented graphic designer and a spiritual seeker, Feb. 8, 2013.


2009 - 2012

The Sheehan World obit writer was on a leave of absence from 2009-2012, but the newspaper wishes to acknowledge the departure of the following dear friends and relatives. May they rest in everlasting peace.

  • Jeff Komenda, 71, Aug. 31, 2012
  • George Renault, 84, Dec. 6, 2011
  • Annelise Pysanky, 59, Nov. 13, 2011
  • David Michael Mahoney, 62, Sept. 14, 2011
  • Gil Spencer, 85, June 24, 2011
  • Ruth Harvey, 69, May 31, 2011
  • Shearlean Duke, 64, Feb. 2, 2011
  • June Wark, 90, Jan. 3, 2011
  • Pamela Champagne, 60, Nov. 16, 2010
  • Nina Hodgson, 58, July 22, 2010
  • Joan Curtin, 79, June 15, 2010
  • Lawrence Pinkham, 83, Feb. 28, 2010
  • Lee-Anne Clark, 88, Oct. 8, 2009
  • Joe Paquin, 61, June 30, 2009

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