Holly Eileen (Goodman) Hewitt

February 6, 2015

Holly Eileen (Goodman) Hewitt passed away Jan. 10 at the age of 53 after battling cancer.

Holly worked at the Coal Creek Safeway for 27 years. She will be missed by her co-workers and many loyal customers she could call by name.

A celebration of her life was held Jan. 31.

Dominic Joseph Colasurdo

February 6, 2015

Dominic Joseph Colasurdo was born March 10, 1925.

He was first generation from Marrone, Italy, from where his parents Michaelangelo and Emanuela Colasurdo immigrated. The family ran a poultry farm in Burien, where they raised chickens and sold eggs at the Seattle Public Market.

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When Dominic was 17, he bought 120 acres in May Valley, a rural area in Renton. He began a successful dairy farm on the property, building his own barn, in 1949, which is now “The Red Barn” and in Washington’s Heritage Barn registry.

From the dairy business, he went on to co-own Hillcrest Bowl in Renton. In 1970, he opened Hi-Land Realty and developed the Briarwood and Briar Hills communities. Read more

Larry R. M. Hitchcock

May 1, 2014

June 13, 1938 – April 17, 2014

Larry was the head cross-country and track coach and athletic director at Newport High School.

Friends are invited to view photos and service information, share memories and sign the online guestbook at www.flintofts.com.

— Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 392-6444

Betty Crow

March 5, 2014

Betty Viola Crow, loving mom to Vickie, Janet and Carolyn, passed Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

A celebration of life was Feb. 14 at Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 392-6444.

Friends are invited to view photos and share memories in the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

Betty Crow

February 10, 2014

Betty Viola Crow, loving mom to Vickie, Janet and Carolyn, passed Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 392-6444.

Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

Ernest Swanson

February 6, 2014

Ernest Milton “Milt” Swanson, was born March 29, 1918, in Newcastle, to Ernest and Esilda Swanson; he passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, due to complications from a fall.

Milt, a lifelong resident of Newcastle, lived his entire life at the family home — a former mine company house just off Lakemont Boulevard. Frequent travelers on that road will remember the coal car in his front yard and the railroad semaphore he installed at the end of his driveway, rigged to light up and signal when anyone came down the drive.

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Katie Nicole Tinnea

April 11, 2013

Katie Tinnea ObitKatie Nicole Tinnea, 30, of Snoqualmie, passed away peacefully April 4, 2013, after courageously fighting cancer for two years.

She is survived and will be missed by her husband Ryan, daughter Kennedy, parents Tony and Jocelyn Aldridge, and many extended family members and friends.

She will be remembered for her love, positivity, grace, energy and humor. Katie was an inspiration to many as a well-respected teacher at Newcastle Elementary School, and as a spokesperson for colon cancer prevention, research and awareness. Her passions included her family, her students, holidays, the Seahawks and shopping!

A public memorial service to celebrate Katie’s life will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, WA 98004, on Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Katie’s name can be made to the Colon Cancer Coalition.

Rose Coulter Wisner

December 6, 2012

Rose Coulter Wisner was born Aug. 17, 1963, in Seattle, and died Nov. 9, 2012, at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland.

Wife and mother of three, she was a dedicated volunteer at St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic School in Bellevue, St. Monica Parish School on Mercer Island, and a stalwart rider and fundraiser for the Northwest JDRF Ride-to-Cure Diabetes team.

She grew up the third of four children in Montesano, graduated Cum Laude from the Washington State University Edward R. Murrow College of Communications in Pullman in 1985, and worked as a writer and producer for KIRO-TV for 11 years.

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Rose Coulter Wisner

November 14, 2012

Rose Coulter Wisner was born Aug. 17, 1963, in Seattle, and died Nov. 9, 2012, at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland.

Wife and mother of three, she was a dedicated volunteer at St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic School in Bellevue, St. Monica Parish School on Mercer Island, and a stalwart rider and fundraiser for the Northwest JDRF Ride-to-Cure Diabetes team.

She grew up the third of four children in Montesano, graduated Cum Laude from the Washington State University Edward R. Murrow College of Communications in Pullman in 1985, and worked as a writer and producer for KIRO-TV for 11 years.

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Marnel Rae Arena

September 6, 2012

Marnel Rae Arena (Wiggins) was born April 8, 1953, in Seattle, the first of three daughters born to Austin and Betty Jo Wiggins, and passed away peacefully at her home, of breast cancer, on Aug. 15, 2012, with her family by her side.

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She grew up in Issaquah in the home that her father built. She attended Clark Elementary School and Issaquah Junior High School, and graduated from Issaquah High School in 1971. At Issaquah High, she was involved with the girls’ club, cheered on the JV cheer squad her junior year, served as ASB secretary her senior year, was crowned Queen of the Senior Ball, and was on the honor roll throughout her entire high school career. Following graduation, Marnel attended then-Bellevue Community College and earned her Associate of Arts degree.

On Aug. 17, 1974, Marnel married the love of her life, Nicholas Arena, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Renton. They began building their first home together with the assistance of Marnel’s father in June 1979. In December 1979, they moved into their finished home on Lake McDonald, that they lived in for 24 years, and raised two children.

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