The world unexpectedly lost a friend in Jameston Gerard Lee Yaw of Aberdeen, Wash., on April 27, 2015, at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle. Born on Sept. 13, 1967, in Pointe-a-Pierre, Trinidad and Tobago, to Bernice (Toachim) and James Lee Yaw.
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Barbara Lou Mason, 88, died suddenly and unexpectedly on April 25, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Barbara is a recent cancer survivor and was very healthy until recently when she suffered a cardiac arrest. She was proud of her good health and ability to heal.
Ida Gennetta Malcom, longtime resident of Raymond, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, at the age of 71.
Elma resident Aimee Lynn Fuher, age 18, passed away on April 17, 2015, at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Wash. Aimee, the daughter of Dick and Susan Fuher, was born on April 10, 199,7 and attended Elma High School.
Richard Lee ‘Dick’ Tinder, 73, lifetime Aberdeen resident and former Metal Shop and Metal Arts instructor at Hoquiam High School, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash.
Mark Russell Nieznalski , 62, of Montesano, died at home Jan. 30, 2015. He was born Sept. 28, 1952, to Victor J. Nieznalski and Louise L. Markworth. He arrived on their sixth anniversary, best gift ever! He was raised in Central Park and attended Central Park Elementary School. All his teachers said “he talks in class.” That was Mark, never quiet, always a story. He went to Hopkins Junior High and has the letter sweater to prove it. Mark graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1971. He attended Grays Harbor College for a few months and joined the U.S. Navy when the draft got him. He was based at Moffett Field, Calif., and flew in P3’s during the Vietnam War. He met the love of his life Cindy shortly after his discharge. He brought her back to his hometown and bought a house in Montesano. They were married Dec. 11, 1978. He drove truck and worked in several mills. He began working for Rayonier Sawmill on the green chain and worked himself up to Mill Superintendent. Mark enjoyed playing slow pitch and volleyball until two knee surgeries put an end to that. He also shot pool for local teams. Mark loved hunting and fishing, he had a million stories. The best one being the trophy elk he took with bow and arrow. That big boy put him in the Pope & Young book. After an injury ended his sawmill career, he went back to college where he earned honors and an award from the governor. He worked in real estate before retiring. Mark and Cindy raised Alaskan Malamutes and he loved his dogs. His best buddy was Cody, the yappy Papillion. He leaves behind his wife Cindy, sister Viki Ewing (Tom), nieces Kari Aschenbrenner and Tracy Ewing, grandnieces Sydney and Kylee. Also cousins in Olympia, Seattle, Forks and Missouri.
Evelyn Lurene Haley, 76 years of age and a resident of Pacific Beach, Wash., for the past 10 years, died on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Aberdeen, Wash. She was born on April 26, 1938, in Chico, Calif., to Robert and Dorothy (Wilson) Henderson.
Leo Richard Swiergula, a man of great integrity and kindness, passed away on March 29, 2015, at Fir Lane Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shelton, Wash. Leo was the youngest of five children born to Polish immigrants, Karol and Josephine (Momot) Swiergula, who came to this country in 1910.
Anthony F. Daniewicz died peacefully in his sleep on April 7, 2015. He was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on March 24, 1927. He lived there until he joined the WWII effort after his high school graduation. He served in the U.S.Navy on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. He met the love of his life, Lynn, at a USO club in Seattle while on leave. After his service he returned to Minnesota to attend college on the GI bill. Tony and Lynn were married in 1948. Tony graduated from St. Cloud Teachers College in August of 1949 and taught in Tracy, Minn. for two years. They moved to Washington where Tony touched the lives of many students through his 30 years at Ocosta High. He taught math, drama and audio-visual where he challenged each student to do and be their best. Tony had a passion for drama and helped found the Driftwood Players where he was an active actor, director and supporter. Tony and his family staged a summer melodrama at Cohassett Beach and in Ocean Shores for several years. Tony retired from teaching in 1982 and he and Lynn traveled the country looking for antiques to stock their antique booths. Tony worked with his hands, as seen through the building of his family home in Westport and a lake home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years in 2010. He is survived by son Chris Daniewicz (Sue) and daughter Debbie Tinnemore (Rod) and granddaughters Tory and Kassia Daniewicz and Anna and Amanda Tinnemore. Memorials may be made to the Tony and Lynn Daniewicz Memorial Scholarship c/o Ocosta Foundation PO Box 1851, Westport, WA 98595-1851.
Arlyne, age 77, passed away peacefully at Saint Peter’s Hospital in Olympia, Wash. April 5, 2015 at 1:45 a.m., due to complications from kidney and liver failure. Arlyne was born in Aberdeen, Wash. to Ralph and Emma Fishel of Neilton, Wash. She resided in Neilton the first 20 years of her life and graduated from Lake Quinault High School in 1956. Arlyne lived in Wilmington, Ohio, Neilton, Wash., SE Alaska, Ketchikan, Alaska and Olympia, Wash. during her adult life.
Roger William Harris passed away suddenly on April 8, 2015. He had a full life in his shortened 77 years. After graduation from Aberdeen (Wash.) High School, he joined the Navy’s NavCad program. Upon completion, he was the youngest ensign in the Navy. He was a naval aviator for 13 years, including two Vietnam tours. After the Navy, he chose to work for TWA and retired as a captain in 1997 after 30 years. He enjoyed his retirement exactly as he wanted — traveling, reading and enjoying the view from his back porch. Roger is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy, sons Tom and Mike, daughter-in-law Melody, two grandsons, Mitch and Riley, sisters Sue and Mary, brother Jeff and sister-in-law Marcia. A celebration of life was held at his home on April 11 and a memorial will be held in Washington in August. Donations may be made to The Olson Foundation/Roger Harris in care of Jeff Harris, P.O. Box 885, Wauna, WA 98395. Funds support quality projects in Latin America, spending only the interest; is nonprofit/tax exempt and will live on.
Joe Rice was born May 7, 1955, in Eureka, Calif. He passed away peacefully in Auburn, Wash., Thursday, April 23, 2015, in the presence of his family.
Aimee L. Fuher