Harry Franklin ‘Dutch’ Aron Jr.

September 27, 2011

Harry Aron Jr.

Harry Franklin “Dutch” Aron Jr., longtime resident of Issaquah, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at the age of 75.

Dutch was born April 17, 1936, in Philadelphia. He was one of seven children born to his parents, Harry Sr. and Dorothy Aron, who predecease him.

He married his wife Betty on Nov. 24, 1967, after going on a blind date four months prior. Betty survives Dutch.

He is also survived by his three children: Andrew, of Renton, Jim, of Renton, and Sarah, of Redmond.

Dutch graduated from Issaquah High School in 1954. After spending time in the United States Air Force, Dutch worked as a general contractor for many years. Additionally, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and being around people. He will be missed by many of his friends and family.

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Dolores ‘Dolly’ J. McQuade

September 27, 2011

Dolores ‘Dolly’ J. McQuade

Our dear mom, grandma and mother-in-law Dolly McQuade, of Issaquah, passed away peacefully at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.

Dolly was born Nov. 11, 1929, to Lucille and Carl Cedarholm in High Point.

The oldest child of four, she was raised in Issaquah and graduated from Issaquah High School.

In August 1949, she married Howard E. McQuade in Tukwila. They made their home in Issaquah, where they raised their three children Jack, Kristy and Mike.

Dolly worked for many years at Sundstrand’s in Redmond. However, her first and foremost dedication was to her family. She was known for hosting a big Christmas Eve celebration at her house year after year.

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Harry Franklin ‘Dutch’ Aron Jr.

September 22, 2011

Harry Franklin “Dutch” Aron Jr., longtime resident of Issaquah, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at the age of 75.

Dutch was born April 17, 1936, in Philadelphia. He was one of seven children born to his parents, Harry Sr. and Dorothy Aron, who predecease him.

He married his wife Betty on Nov. 24, 1967, after going on a blind date four months prior. Betty survives Dutch.

He is also survived by his three children: Andrew, of Renton, Jim, of Renton, and Sarah, of Redmond.

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John Ford Finley II

September 20, 2011

John Finley II

John Ford Finley II passed away Aug. 7, 2011, due to cardiac arrest. He was 65 years old.

John was born Jan. 25, 1946, to Mildred and Dale Finley Sr. in Camp Kilmer, N.J., where his father was temporarily stationed. He spent his childhood in the Seattle neighborhood of Ravenna and as a young adult, moved to southern California.

He met his soon-to-be bride, Rosemary, in Long Beach, Calif. After they wed in Las Vegas, they owned and operated a paint shop for a few years. John and Rosemary eventually moved back to the Seattle area and made their roots in Issaquah.

Shortly after moving back to Washington, John and Rosemary had two children, Michael and Katie.

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Alvin Jay Macko

September 20, 2011

Alvin Macko

Alvin Jay Macko (Mick), of Sammamish, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. He was 87 years old.

He was born in Davenport on Oct. 6, 1923. He was raised in Spokane and entered the United States Marine Corps in 1940. He served in the 4th Marine Regiment during World War II and survived three and a half years as a POW in the Philippines and Japan.

Mick married Betty Jean Bailey in 1946 and they raised four children in Issaquah. He was an avid outdoorsman, hiking, hunting and fishing in the Cascade mountains and Okanogan region. He managed Marymoor Park for 20 years and retired to Pine Lake with his wife Betty in 1988.

He is survived by Betty Macko; three of his children: Jodi Macko, Cory Macko and Krista Holmberg; his eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Ruth Constance ‘Connie’ Lind (Voorhies)

September 20, 2011

Our loving mother passed away Aug. 12, 2011.

Survivors include three children, Leslie (Rod) Balsley, Katherine Lind and Jordan Lind; her former husband John Lind; stepdaughter Kristie (Pat) Hammond; and grandchildren Chris and Laura Balsley.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jennie and Clarence Voorhies and stepson John Lind Jr.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitor Center at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.

Remembrances are suggested to the Seattle Humane Society or University of Washington Foundation/Harborview.

Full obituary, additional pictures and an online guestbook are at www.flintofts.com.

Leslie Ann Hoag-Christensen

September 20, 2011

Leslie Ann Hoag-Christensen

Our “favorite” sister, wife and daughter, Leslie Ann Hoag-Christensen, age 44, born Oct. 17, 1966, passed away peacefully at her home Friday, Sept. 2, 2011.

Leslie would light up any room she entered. Her sense of humor and beautiful smile powered her magnetic personality, leaving a lasting impression on anyone she met. Her husband Todd, her family and her friends are what she valued most.

Leslie had a special place in her heart for the caring of others, always creating that little extra special touch and making people laugh. She also loved animals and had a special love for dolphins.

Leslie was born in Newport News, Va., and moved to Normandy Park at an early age. She graduated from Mount Rainier High School and attended Seattle Pacific University. During her school years, she won many awards in soccer, swimming and Arabian horse shows. Jesus must have needed a very special angel right away to take amazing Leslie from us at such a young age. Always a winner, she will be truly missed by all.

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Althena Opdyke Heidler

September 13, 2011

Althena Heidler

Althena Opdyke Heidler, of Issaquah, passed away of natural causes on Sept. 2, 2011.

Althena was born in Souderton, Pa., on June 28, 1924. After graduating from Souderton High School, she served as a yeoman in the United States Navy during World War II. After the war, she was employed as a newspaper reporter in Lansdale, Pa.

She met Robert Heidler, of East Greenville, Pa., while walking the beach in Atlantic City in search of a rocky coast like the one she loved while serving at the Presidio in San Francisco during the war. She didn’t find the right coastline, but did find Robert, whom she married in 1948. He was by her side 63 years later when she passed.

Althena was preceded in death by infant daughter Janice.

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Christian Arthur Vikari

September 13, 2011

Christian Vikari

Dr. Christian Arthur Vikari completed his mortal journey on Aug. 31, 2011, after a long and difficult illness. To those of us who knew and loved Art, it seems too soon to say goodbye, yet, there is comfort in knowing this wonderful, compassionate man is now free of the pain and suffering he endured these last few years.

Art leaves behind a great legacy of love for family and friends; caring, compassionate service to others; and an unfailing love of God. All who came within the reach of his smile and warm embrace will long remember how good they felt when they were with him.

Art was raised in Washington, yet his life journey truly began the day he married his sweet companion, Valine. They have been devoted partners in life for 27 years and will be companions forever in the eternities. Art and Valine have been blessed with five beautiful and talented children.

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Kurt W. Loch

September 13, 2011

Oct. 21, 1942 — Sept. 1, 2011

Kurt Loch

Kurt was born in Fuerth, Germany, and passed peacefully at home surrounded by his lovely wife, two daughters, grandson and two granddaughters.

Kurt is survived by extended family in Germany and many friends in Washington and Arizona.

Kurt lived in Issaquah since 1969, working as a fur-dressing expert in Seattle. Kurt loved music, camping, fishing, long walks with his faithful dog Buttons on Gilman Boulevard and sharing stories of his worldly travels as a youth.

Celebrations of his life will be announced at a later date.

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