Published on Wed, Jun 9, 2010
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Theodore B. Dorathy
A celebration of life for Sequim resident Theodore B. Dorathy will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Gathering Place in SunLand.
Mr. Dorathy died June 1, 2010, at the age of 82.
He was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Prophetstown, Ill., to Theodore B. and Ruth Ross Dorathy.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Donald Anson Kimber
A memorial service for Sequim resident Donald Anson Kimber will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St.
Mr. Kimber died June 1, 2010, at the age of 84.
He was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Ottertail Township, Minn., to Delbert Anson and Cora Hanson Kimber.
He served in the United States Army during World War II.
He married Eileen Madson on Oct. 16, 1999.
A United States Postal Service employee for 33 years in Seattle, he is a former Edmonds resident.
He moved to Sequim in 2003.
He enjoyed reading and visiting with friends and family.
He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760 in Sequim.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen Kimber of Sequim; daughter Karen Lee Kimber of Lynnwood; sister Arlene Behrend of Seatac, and many nephews and nieces.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Josephine Blance Adams
A celebration of life for Josephine Blance Adams will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave. The Revs. Scott Koenigsaecker and Ted Mattie will preside.
Mrs. Adams died June 5, 2010, at the age of 90.
She was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Deshler, Ohio, to Jack and Ethel Stuckey Harris. She graduated from high school in Deshler.
She and Russell Adams married Aug. 1, 1938, in Covington, Ky. He preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 2005.
The Adamses volunteered in mission work at Menaul Christian School in Albuquerque, N.M. Mrs. Adams was very active with Presbyterian Women, serving as a deacon and elder and teaching Sunday school. For three years she traveled on a national church-wide coordinating team for Presbyterian Women. She was on the mission committee and Horizon board and was a moderator for Presbyterian Women in Presbytery. She was a member of Sequim Community Church.
She served on the Sequim School District board of directors and also was involved with Hospice during its organizational years.
She worked for many years at the Toggery in Port Angeles and also worked as a dental receptionist and a mail carrier.
She is survived by sons and daughter-in-law Carl Lee Adams and Jim and Karen Adams, all of
Sequim; sister Betty Osborne, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, P.O. Box 2014, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
GEORGE ROBERT WINTERS
JULY 2, 1917 - JUNE 1, 2010
Born on July 2, 1917, in Port Angeles, Washington, George Robert Winters passed away on June 1, 2010 in Sequim, Washington. He was one of 5 boys and 1 girl born to Robert and Theresa Winters. At one time, there were many businesses in Port Angeles, Washington owned by the Winters family. George's uncle Fred Danz was known for having cut the original trails in Deer Park and the family homesteaded there for many years.
After a short stint in the U.S. Army, he spent his early adulthood in the tough and dangerous logging industry, logging on the Olympic Peninsula, Northern California and Oregon. He later worked in the Finishing Room at ITT Rayonier in Port Angeles, where he retired in 1978. He was a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for over 50 years. His past times were happy ones, spent hunting on the Peninsula, Eastern Washington and Central Oregon with family and friends. He dearly loved the Olympics and spent his spare time hiking the trails with his fishing pole, and camping in various favorite spots. He couldn't pass up a stream without trying his hand at fishing for steelhead and entered many a salmon fishing derby. He regaled us with his stories of adventures, as well as his misadventures. George also had a passion for gardening. He was especially fond of growing tomatoes, corn and his beautiful roses. In later years, he loved his trips to the casino where he would always say he was "visiting my money".
He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Helen, his daughter, Christine Johnson (Bruce) of Eureka, CA, his son, Thomas (Marquita) of Port Townsend, his grandson, Nathan of Sitka, Alaska, and his step-children, Hal Hudson of Port Angeles, Larry Hudson (Vina) of Portland, OR and Diana Davidson (Ron) of Sequim. He was preceded by his sister, Joy, and his brothers, Earl, Alvin, Charles and William.
There will be no service per George's request. Donations in his honor can be made to Hospice of Clallam County.
Bernard G. "Barney" Sabo
Bernard G. "Barney" Sabo died May 17, 2010 at age 78.
He was born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Anna (Kuhar) Sabo.
He graduated from Brownsville High School in 1950, and received football scholarships from the University of Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, William and Mary and Temple University.
He chose to attend William and Mary, but his career was cut short due to a severe knee injury.
He worked as a welder for Hillman Barge until he enlisted in the Army Security Agency in November 1952. He completed his tour of duty in Alaska and was honorably discharged in August 1995.
He enrolled at San Jose State College in California in 1955 and graduated in 1959 with a degree in Industrial Arts.
He taught at Atwater High School form 1959 to 1963. He took a sabbatical leave to complete the requirements for a Master's degree.
Prior to enrolling at Fresno State College for the fall semester, he worked as a park ranger in Yosemite National Park, where he met Judith Willits who was working as a nurse in the park. They were married in 1964, and he graduated with a Master's degree in Secondary School Administration.
He accepted a position in Alaska with the Anchorage Borough School District as a teacher and administrative trainee.
Within the same year, he became the principal of Chugiak Junior and Senior High School. He held this position from 1965 to 1967, when he requested a transfer to Romig Junior High School as an assistant principal.
In 1969, Barney and Judy purchased a rundown hunting and fishing lodge located at Lake Louise, Alaska. They named it Evergreen Lodge and operated it from 1969-1975. During that time, Barney acquired his private pilot's license.
In 1977, they moved from Anchorage, Alaska, to a small farm in Sequim. In 1978, they purchased a 20,000 square foot building in historic Port Townsend, which contained a full line department store. They named the store Sabo's Department Store and Barney designed and built an office mall above the department store.
While in Port Townsend, Barney was very involved with the Chamber of Commerce and the Boy Scouts.
They operated the store and the mall until 1988 when they sold the store to their daughter, AnnMarie. A few years later, they sold the building and their daughter closed out the store.
Barney and Judy purchased a piece of property in Sequim and Barney designed the house for the property. They lived in this house until they sold it in 1995.
They purchased another house and Barney remodeled the house and Judy helped with the landscaping. Both were active in the Sequim Elks.
Barney and Judy enjoyed traveling to different parts of the world and they enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling in their motor home.
Barney wrote a book, Alaska's Evergreen Lodge, which depicts some of their experiences as lodge owners. He also wrote Adventures of a Lifetime Hunter and Fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; daughter, Ann-Marie; brother, Joe Sabo; and sister, Teri Everson.
At his request, no services will be held. Memorials may be sent to the Sequim Elks Scholarship Fund.
December 3, 1925 - May 12, 2010
Helmut was born in Moscow in the Soviet Union to a Russian mother and a Bulgarian father. Both parents were freethinkers, engineers, and rebellious against the politics of their government and thus they named their son Spartak, meaning Spartacus. While he was still young, his parents divorced and his mother later remarried a German engineer named Wiesemann whose contract to work in the USSR expired and who then had to return to Germany. In l934 the family moved. Spartak was renamed Helmut, began to learn German, declared himself a Freethinker and thereby was excused from the required religion classes. He remained "stateless" and could not be compelled to serve in the Nazi military.
He excelled in academic studies, earned a Master's Degree in electrical engineering and was completing a Doctorate when his application to emigrate from Germany to the United States was accepted. He arrived in New York City in 1952 with minimal English, and whenever he said he had been born in Russia, he was accused of being a Communist.
Helmut obtained work with Ebasco Services and later with American and Foreign Power. He began to study Spanish and was working on projects for Cuba when the revolution put Castro in control. He therefore began to look for other employment and was hired to work for La Electricidad de Caracas as an advisor to its management. With a wife and two very small children, he moved to Venezuela which became a home base for twelve years and involved business travel to Europe, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia.
In l972 he returned to the United States as a power engineer for the World Bank in Washington, D.C. His work involved travel in many countries in Central America, Brazil, Yugoslavia, Romania, Morocco and several countries in West Africa. He added French to his repertoire of languages and wherever he was, he would try to speak the local language.
Helmut's many interests included tennis, hiking, skiing, opera, classical music, waltzing and reading non-fiction. He developed the habit of listening to shortwave radio when living in Germany although it was forbidden, and continued until recently to listen to reports from many countries. Survival had depended upon searching for the truth and history was his first passion.
Another passion was organic gardening. Maintaining a garden had been necessary in the Soviet Union and Germany. His first attempt in the USA resulted in a bad case of poison ivy to which he had believed himself to be immune. The next garden was in a Washington D.C. suburb. It was a mixture of vegetables and flowers in the front yard which initially shocked neighbors but intrigued children in a nearby childcare center. Helmut's last garden was in Sequim where he had finally found fertile soil and clean air.
Helmut is survived by his wife Barbara and three daughters: Katherine of Sequim, Carol of Newport News, Virginia and Linda of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
A small gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday, June 27 at 4:00 PM at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, Howe Road, Port Angeles.
Donations or efforts to support any environmental or peace organization will be appreciated.