Obituaries — Dec. 12, 2018

Roger Lee Runion

November 6, 1949 – November 28, 2018

Roger Lee Runion passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the age of 69. His death was a result of a sudden cardiac arrest and he did not suffer. He passed in Sequim, on Lost Mountain Road with his wife, Linda, by his side.

He spent every moment of his life doing exactly what he loved to do—he loved life and lived it to its fullest. Lee was an accomplished hiker who was always planning his next mountain adventure. As an avid pilot, Lee served as the program director for EAA 430 Young Eagles, as well as a flight instructor for Port Townsend Aero Museum youth program. He was dedicated to serving his community as a volunteer for Clallam County Search and Rescue. An extraordinary husband, father and friend who with his flair for humor made the world a better place for everyone.

A small private service will be held in the summer of 2019. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to the Experimental Aircraft Association. Please indicate with the donation that it is in honor of Roger Lee Runion. EAA Chapter 430, Box 13 Carlsborg, WA 98324-0013 Memo: Scholarship Fund

Joseph Riley Hermanson

June 2, 1940 – November 15, 2018

Joseph Riley Hermanson was born on June 2, 1940, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and grew up in and around Madison, graduating from East High in 1958.

After serving six years as a submariner in the US Navy, Joe graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1968. He worked as an electrical engineer at Alcoa in Massena, New York, and Chewelah, Washington, retiring in 1997.

Soon after, Joe, his wife, Joan, and their beloved dog, Max, moved to Sequim. In Sequim, Joe became a member of Master Gardeners of Clallam County, serving on the Board of Directors and receiving their ‘Golden Trowel Lifetime Achievement Award’ in 2007.

Joe died at his home, in Sequim, on November 15, 2018, after a long battle with cancer.

Joe is survived by his wife, Joan; a son, Edward, of Portland, Oregon; a daughter, Laurel and granddaughter, Grace, of Vancouver, Washington; two brothers, John of Boise, Idaho, and Jeffery of Bronx, New York; a step-sister, Norma Fish, of Osceola, Wisconsin; and two step-brothers, Arlen Holdt and Kenneth Holdt of Luck, Wisconsin.

Donations in Joe’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.

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