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John E. DeLateur Jr.

John DeLateur “Johnny D,” 59, passed away at home on June 14, 2015. Born in Aberdeen to Yvonne Simons and John “Jack” DeLateur, he grew up and spent most his life on Grays Harbor.

Andrew Juan Kolb

Andrew Juan Kolb died unexpectedly on Aug. 15, 2015. He was 26 years old. Andrew was born in Guatemala (Juan Alejandro Mateo) and lived there until he was two, when he came to Aberdeen to join his adoptive family. He lived the rest of his life in Aberdeen. He was baptized at the Aberdeen First Presbyterian Church, attended McDermoth Elementary School and Miller Junior High. He graduated from Aberdeen High School where his favorite class was weight lifting. Andrew was always very personable and made friends easily. It was hard not to like him. He was kind, big-hearted, generous and thoughtful. He had a great sense of humor and a terrific smile. He liked to eat (especially Mexican food, pizza, and holiday dinners), play video games, watch movies, read, play pool and ride his scooter. He also wrote poetry, sketched, took good pictures with his cell phone, and really understood computers.

Gordon Alfred Holt

Gordon Alfred Holt passed away on Aug. 7, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma. He was born on Dec. 17, 1934, to George and Leila Holt in Aberdeen, Wash. He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1953 and the University of Puget Sound in 1958. He was a retired Kent school teacher.

Frankie Allen Thomas

Frankie Allen Thomas, age 76, a longtime resident of the Harbor, died on Aug. 14, 2015, at his home in Aberdeen. Mr. Thomas was born on March 12, 1939, in Moclips, Wash., to Frank and Matilda (Cunningham) Thomas.

Donald “BOONE” Potvin

Donald passed away at St. Joseph Hospital in Chewelah, Wash., on Aug. 16 at 10 p.m., with his family at his side. He was 58 years old. He was born in Chewelah, Wash., to his mother Darolyn Erdman and has four siblings, Steven Potvin, Jana Dee Potvin, Stacey Colton and Ricky Erdman. He worked all of his life in the Trucking Industry. He retired from Peninsula Truck Lines in 2010.

Bobbye Replogle

On Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, Bobbye Replogle, 63, from Centralia, Wash. was unexpectedly called home. This beautiful angel who was called to heaven was a beloved sister, mother and aunt and will now be a guardian angel. The family’s hearts are filled with sadness, but overflow with everlasting memories of an unforgettable woman. You will be missed, but never in a lifetime forgotten.

Oliver Emil Riekkola

Oliver Emil Riekkola went home to meet his Savior on Aug. 11, 2015, at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center, Aberdeen. He was born in Aberdeen on June 30, 1934, the son of Emil and Hannah (Luotonen) Riekkola.

Evelyn Irene (Olson) Wilson

Evelyn Irene (Olson) Wilson passed away Aug. 11, 2015 at the Willapa Harbor Rehabilitation Center in Raymond. She was born Aug. 10, 1932, at the family home to parents Margaret (DeBord) and Fred ‘Perk’ Olson in South Bend, Wash., the same house that her father was born in.
 

Kenneth L. Furu

Kenneth L. Furu, 51 years of age and a longtime Harborite, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Olympia, Wash. He was born on July 8, 1964, in Aberdeen, Wash., and was the youngest son of Don and Norma Furu.

Richard John Vatne

Former McCleary Mayor Richard John Vatne passed away at his home in McCleary on Sunday, July 12, 2015. He was 74. Dick was born June 26, 1941, in Olympia, Wash., to Stanley and Agnes (Hansen) Vatne.

Laurel Zeman

Laurel Zeman passed away peacefully in her sleep July 24, 2015, at her home in the Satsop Valley. She was 90 years old. She was born on Nov. 22, 1924 in Covington, Ind. to Joe and Gladys Moore. They moved to the Colorado Mountains and later to Montesano.

Marjorie Edwards Stage

Marjorie Edwards Stage died after a short illness at her Seattle-area home on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. She was born to Ray Ellsworth and Gertrude (Morach) Edwards in Ritzville, Wash. on April 2, 1926.

Earl Kent Simpson

Earl Kent Simpson of Montesano, Wash., passed away July 19, 2015, at the age of 84. He was born Oct. 11, 1930, in Clarksdale, Mo., Earl was a Korean War veteran in the U.S. Air Force and worked at Boeing for more than 32 years. A beloved father and devoted husband of 55 years, Earl lived with determination and humor.

John A. Holt

John A. Holt, 55, a former longtime Raymond resident and resident of Olympia for the past 29 years, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at a Tacoma facility. John was born Oct. 4, 1959, in Chehalis, Wash., to Glen and Helen (Woroch) Holt. He was raised and went to school in Raymond where he graduated in the class if 1978. He then went to Clover Park Technical College where he graduated in 1979. He had worked many years for the U.S. Postal Service and had been postmaster in Vader before taking early retirement in 2011. After retirement, John put together an online radio station where he shared his love of funny music with anyone in the world who wanted to listen.

Aileen Mildred (Rath) Long

Aileen Long, 95, passed away peacefully in Vancouver, Wash., on July 21, 2015. A proud native of Aberdeen, she made her home there until 2010, when she moved to The Quarry Senior Living Residence in Vancouver to be near two of her daughters. There she enjoyed the company of new friends in a beautiful environment, recently celebrating her 95th birthday party with her daughters, their families, her nephew, Dick Amble, and many new and old friends.

Peter D. (Butch) Krohn

Butch was born on Dec. 14, 1942 in Seattle. He was adopted by Peder and Ruth Krohn of Hoquiam, joining his adopted brother, Jon Philip. After his parents Peder and Ruth passed away, Butch located a biological half-sister, Joan Johnson, and her family, as well as an uncle. He later traveled to Spain with Joan and they continued to visit back and forth between her home in Lynnwood and Hoquiam.