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Jerry M. Galleher

Jerry M. Galleher, longtime resident of Ocean Shores, passed away peacefully at Garden Courte Memory Care in Olympia on June 19, 2016. He was smart, funny, kind and talented. His family loved him very much.

Mary J. Mason

Mary Jeanette Mason, 83 years of age and a longtime Taholah area resident, died on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Wash. She was born on Dec. 11, 1932, in Aberdeen to Alfred Jack and Sadie Jeanette (Krise) Lewis. She was an enrolled member of the Squaxin Island Tribe.

Clifford L. Jackson

Clifford Leo Jackson, 67 years of age and a lifetime Harborite, died on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at his home in Hoquiam following a brief illness. He was born on Sept. 28, 1948, in Aberdeen, Wash. to Chief James Jackson and Mary Black Jackson. He was an enrolled member of the Quinault Indian Nation.

Mary E. Schilling

Mary Ellen Schilling, 74, a longtime resident of Montesano, died at an Issaquah, Wash., hospital, Monday, July 11, 2016. Mary was born in Panama, Sept. 17, 1941, the daughter of William Virgil and Ellen Margaret (McOmie) Green.

Patrick G. Gilroy

Patrick Glenn Gilroy, 62 years of age and a longtime Brooklyn, Wash., area resident, died on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at his home in Brooklyn following an extended illness. He was born on Feb. 10, 1954, in Yakima, Wash., to John Edward and Delma Cinderella (Poisel) Gilroy.

Walter E. Sidor

Walter (“Walt”) Edmund Sidor, 91, a longtime resident of Aberdeen, passed away on May 22, 2016, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Carolyn; brothers Edward, Rudolf, Bolek, and Kasey; and his sister, Adela Zielinska. He is survived by his five children: Bill (Kris) Sidor, Ann (Russ) Whittington, Stan Sidor, Chuck (Teresa) Sidor, Joe (Jean) Sidor, 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, brother John Sidor, sisters Sofia Sandrzyk, Anna Gut, Isabelle Ramocki, and Crystina Bandola, along with numerous nieces and nephews, and his sister-in-law Catherine Foster.
 

Rick L. Silvan

Rick Levi Silvan, 69, a lifetime resident of Aberdeen, died at Olympia after an extended illness. He was born in Aberdeen, Dec. 26, 1946, the son of Frank and Juanita (Blumberg) Silvan.

Walter E. Sidor

Walter (“Walt”) Edmund Sidor, 91, a long-time resident of Aberdeen, passed away on May 22, 2016, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Carolyn; brothers Edward, Rudolf, Bolek, and Kasey; and his sister, Adela Zielinska. He is survived by his five children: Bill (Kris) Sidor, Ann (Russ) Whittington, Stan Sidor, Chuck (Teresa) Sidor, Joe (Jean) Sidor, 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, brother John Sidor, sisters Sofia Sandrzyk, Anna Gut, Isabelle Ramocki, and Crystina Bandola, along with numerous nieces and nephews, and his sister-in-law Catherine Foster.

John C. Williams

John C. Williams formerly of Raymond, passed away at Regional Memorial Hospital in Bristol, Va., on June 27, 2016. He was born on May 17, 1951, in Wise County, Va., to Thomas J. and Dorothy (Collins) Williams.

Betty (Doyle) Sands

Betty was born in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 7, 1919, to James and Ethel Doyle. She died June 18, 2016, in Montesano. She spent her first four years in Neilton — a small community adjacent to Quinault Lake. The family moved to Aberdeen, where she attended A.J. West, Miller Jr. High and Weatherwax High School with the class of 1938. During WWII she worked at Fort Lewis. After the war she spent many years in Palm Springs, Lake Tahoe and Florida.

Colleen M. (Brummitt) Riggs

Colleen Marie (Brummitt) Riggs, established resident of Pacific Beach, passed away at home on July 5, 2016. She was 61. Colleen was born Oct. 22, 1954, to William and Barbara (Behlke) Brummitt in Seattle, Wash. She was raised in Mount Vernon, Wash., where she graduated high school and went on to receive a bachelors degree from Western Washington University.

Tina Batchelor-Hancock 04/18/1974 - 06/24/2016

Tina was a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend. She will be remembered for her empathy for those suffering from cancer and her ability to help ease their suffering. As a nurse, she always wanted to help and she did whether at work or at home. She will be missed by all the people she touched through her kindness and gentle soul.

William McLaughlin

William McLaughlin, 85, a 34-plus-year Shelton resident, succumbed to congestive heart failure June 28, 2016, at Shelton Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was born Aug. 5, 1930, in Aberdeen, Wash., to William L. and Francis (Mish) McLaughlin. He graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1948. He joined the Naval Reserve at 17, and retired as a chief gunner’s mate after 21 years of service.