Obituaries — Aug. 3, 2022

Willis Eugene Gapen

Willis Eugene Gapen of Sequim died of age-related causes at his home on July 29, 2022.

He was 90.

Gapen was born May 29, 1932.

Per his wishes, no services will be held.

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Richard Joseph Schefsky

Richard Joseph Schefsky of Sequim died of age-related causes at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles.

He was 90.

Schefsky died Oct. 27, 1931.

No local services are planned.

Schefsky will be placed in a national cemetery in Oregon with full military honors at a later date, family members said.

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Linda Marie Tyler

Linda Marie Tyler of Port Angeles, also a resident of Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, died on July 31, 2022.

She was 69.

Tyler was born April 10, 1953.

A memorial is set for 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church, 1291 N. Barr Road.

A complete obituary will be published in the Peninsula Daily News.

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Donald R. Myers

November 28, 1923 – July 22, 2022

Donald was born in Oak Park, Illinois to George & Frances Myers. He was one of eight children.

In 1932 the family moved to a farm in Sparta, Wisconsin. After high school in 1941 he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps where he learned land surveying. In 1942 he enlisted in the US Coast Guard. He retired from the Coast Guard in 1969 as a Commissioned Warrant Officer. While in the Coast Guard, he was stationed in many places including Bermuda, Alaska and New Orleans.

Don was married to his first wife Kathleen Dodge from 1943 until her death in 2009

After retiring from the Coast Guard he attended and graduated from Peninsula College

He then did land surveying and worked for the Clallam County Planning Dept. as subdivision coordinator.

He was responsible for standardizing the address system for the county which made it much easier for emergency vehicles to locate addresses.

Don married his 2nd wife Diane Hood in 2010.

Don spent many years volunteering at the Audubon Center, at Feiro Marine, the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge, and teaching school children to read

He enjoyed singing, cribbage, crosswords, skiing, and loved animals.

Don was preceded in death by his first wife Kate, son Daniel, three brothers George, Saul and Douglas and four sisters Viola, June, Dolores and Barbara.

Don is survived by his wife Diane Hood, daughter Kathleen Kelley (Charles Arnold), son Randall Myers (Sue), five grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

At his request no memorial service will be held

Donations can be made to the animal shelter of your choice

He was a true Officer and a Gentleman and will be greatly missed.

Robert Arthur “Bob” Moss

11/18/1926 – 7/24/2022

Robert Arthur Moss, age 95, passed away of natural causes on July 24, 2022, at his residence in Anacortes, WA. He previously resided in Sequim and Pt. Ludlow.

Bob was born in Oakland, CA to Horace and Irene Moss and grew up in Alameda, CA. He had a long and distinguished career in the US Coast Guard, including serving in WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War as well as in the Arctic and Antarctic aboard icebreakers, for which he received several medals and commendations.

When retired from the Coast Guard in 1975, Bob became a Puget Sound ship pilot. In the subsequent eleven years he piloted over 2,100 ships in and out of the waters of the Salish Sea.

And anyone who has seen the back of Bob’s self-styled calling card knows that he enjoyed and excelled at sailing, camping, travelling, duck hunting, writing, painting, and playing the bagpipes.

Bob married Elizabeth Wolchick (Liz) in 1953 and theirs was a long and happy marriage that included rearing three daughters; he was a grandfather to six and on his 94th birthday became a great-grandfather. He was a significant “uncle dad” and a father-image to many others.

He will be remembered especially for his generosity, dedication, dependability, and sense of humor. He expressed often and unhesitatingly his deep devotion to God, justice, his country, and his family.

Bob is reunited with is “bride,” who passed in 2015 as well as his parents and his sister, Carol Rodgers. He leaves behind his three daughters, Susan Blenk of Sequim, WA, Nan Maysen of Anacortes, WA and Ley (Karl) Schleich of Anchorage, AK; his “neph-son” Rob (Susan) Rodgers of Ogden, UT; niece Sally Christine Rodgers-Repass of Watsonville, CA; grandchildren Andrea May, Jenny Bingham-Blenk, Carlyn Harris, Rob Blenk, Valerie Schleich, and Cori Schleich; and a rich array of friends.

As per Bob’s request, he will be cremated, and his ashes dispersed at locations of his family’s choosing and a “party” hosted on his behalf will be arranged at some point in the future. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and farewell wishes at In lieu of flowers, those inclined may consider donations to the Foundation of Coast Guard History or to the California Waterfowl Association

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Michael G. Fuller

Michael G. Fuller of Sequim, Washington passed away July 15, 2022 at the age of 38. Mike had a big heart and was loved by many. He was never known to go with the flow of the current, he went against it or straight through it. And that is what made Mike who he was. Mike is survived by his daughter Ava, parents Dan & Kathy, brother Justin (Christy) and grandmother Diana Thomas.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, August 7 at 4:30pm at Sequim Elks Lodge 143 Port Williams Rd, Sequim, WA.