Obituaries — May 31, 2023

Jerry T. Angiuli

September 23, 1932 – April 22, 2023

Jerry Trifone Angiuli was born in 1932 to Trifone and Concetta Angiuli of Sequim, WA. Jerry’s 90 years in Sequim began on his family dairy farm. He started driving tractors and working in the fields at the age of eight. Milking cows and feeding livestock before school every day is where he learned the value of hard work.

As a young man, he grew to love hunting and fishing, and was thankful that he lived in one of the greatest areas to pursue his passion. It was normal for his mom to ask him to go hunt or fish for dinner that evening.

Jerry graduated from Sequim High School in 1950 where he lettered in football. One of his favorite sports memories was beating Port Angeles twice in his senior year.

After graduating high school and returning home from a commercial fishing trip in Alaska, he attended a high school dance in Port Angeles and met his wife of 72 years, Geraldine Quinn Duncan. Together, they raised their six children and became very involved in their kids’ activities and the community.

Jerry said there’s not many who can say they’ve never worked more than a block from the center of town like he did. He worked at the Co-Op in town until March of 1964 before taking on partial ownership of Jack’s Tire Service in Sequim. He bought the business outright in 1973 and renamed it Tire Service Company.

He retired December 31,1990. As a businessman, he was known as someone who was fair and could be trusted and also had a large following of customers who came from other towns and cities to do business with him.

Jerry was highly involved in the community. At the young age of 43, he was voted Sequim Citizen of the Year, and the local Sequim newspaper said, “Jerry is only 43 years old, but he has done more for Sequim than most have done in a lifetime.”

Jerry’s contributions include serving on the Sequim School Board for eight years and participating in the design and overseeing of the new high school; coaching and commissioner of little league football for 6 years; coaching and director of little league baseball for 6 years; and volunteer and coach of the trap shooting team for FFA students at Sequim High School.

In addition, after many school levy failures in the 1970’s, the class of 1977 was not going to have sports, operetta, and other important activities. Jerry led the way to raise money so that all activities were saved. The class of 1977 honored him by dedicating their high school annual to Jerry.

He was the hunting coordinator for the Washington State Department for Fish and Wildlife for 15 years. In 2007, Jerry was awarded the Washington State Volunteer of the Year from the Fish and Wildlife Department.

The Tribal Elders of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe honored Jerry for providing elk meat for the Elders Program. Jerry loved providing food for the elderly in the community.

Another notable achievement of Jerry’s was his leg work as a major proponent in building the Sequim Bypass where he played a key role in the early planning for the project. He was the second person to officially drive over the Bypass.

Jerry served on the County Planning Commission for seven years and was a Port Angeles Gun Club officer for over 40 years. He was honored as a Grand Pioneer of the 2012 Sequim Irrigation Festival and was a Pacific International Trap Shooting Association Hall of Fame recipient in 2018.

Jerry peacefully passed away of natural causes while surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Louise Angiuli Hermann and Joan Angiuli Leach.

He is survived by his wife Geri Angiuli, daughters Michele Drovdahl (Dan), Teresa Anderson (son Ian & wife Cary-Ann and children Evangeline, Hailey, Carter &; Ryker), daughter Sarah & fiancé Rory, Denise LaPlant (Tom and son James & wife Jazmine & daughter Sienna; Catherine and Caroline). Sons JD (Laurie and children John, Duncan & Taylor), David (Lora Lee and children Jacob, Michael & Sean), Jerry “Tony” (Briand and children Mikelle & Marcus).

Jerry’s love and dedication to his wife and children is one of his greatest legacies. He was very proud to be married to Geri for 72 years. They were the best of friends, and he often said what attracted him the most to her was her intelligence and wit. Some of their favorite activities were attending their kids school events, traveling, cheering on the Mariners and Seahawks, and playing bridge with their friends.

His friends and family loved and respected Jerry very much, and he will be deeply missed.

In honor of Jerry’s life, a Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sequim on Saturday June 10th at 11:00am. A reception will follow in the church banquet hall beginning at 12:00pm.

Stanley Riddle

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Photo courtesy of Stanley Riddle family / Stanley Riddle

Stanley Riddle, a loving husband and father, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2023. He thoroughly enjoyed his life, spending many happy days hunting, fishing, rafting, traveling and visiting with family and friends.

He was born in Los Angeles in 1939. After four years in the navy, Stan joined IBM and worked for thirty years as a software engineer in numerous locations. He used to joke that IBM meant ‘I’ve Been Moved’.

In 2014, after living in Arizona and Idaho, Stan and his wife of forty years, Pam, settled in lovely Sequim. Stan continued fishing with his buddies and became quite adept at tying beautiful flies. He also enjoyed writing Letters to the Editor in local newspapers. He loved a good political argument.

Stan is survived by his wife of forty years, Pam (Carter), his son Stan Jr., his daughter, Dana (Hoyer), her husband (Bill) and their four children, and his sister Marlene (Minegar), her husband (Don) and their four children and their families.

Per his request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Volunteer Hospice.

Allen Sill Sr.

August 6, 1921 – May 14, 2023

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Photo courtesy of Allen Sill Sr. family / Allen Sill Sr.

Allen William Sill Sr. of Sequim, Washington, passed away May 14, 2023, of natural causes, surrounded by family and in the loving care of Sequim Health and Rehab. He was 101, just a few months shy of his 102 birthday.

Allen was born August 6, 1921, in Brooklyn, Ohio, to Conrad and Alice (Hunt) Sill. In 1937, just after turning 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country for the entirety of WWII in both Theaters of Operation, attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He was honorably discharged at the end of the war in 1945.

After the War, Allen moved to Gardena, California, where he joined local law enforcement as a police officer. In 1949, he became a California State Highway Patrolman, and was promoted to Sergeant in 1952. In 1956 he was appointed Chief of Police of West Covina, CA until retiring in 1979.

Throughout his career, Allen was instrumental in advocating for the professionalism of California State Law Enforcement. He initiated proactive community-orientated policing programs and founded the California Police Chiefs Association, which now leads professional police standards across the country. In turn, his contributions and accomplishments inspired three of his sons to also pursue careers in law enforcement.

In 2001, Allen moved to Sequim, Washington to be closer to family to his sons Richard and Jeff.

He was actively involved with Carlsborg VFW Post 678, numerous service organizations and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sequim.

He leaves behind his wife Margaret (Wilson) Sill; sons Allen (Sharon) Sill Jr. of Escondido, CA, Steve (MJ) Sill of Nampa, ID, Rich (Claudine) Sill of Sequim, WA, Jeff (Jan) Sill of Sequim, WA; He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by both parents and his first wife of 64 years, Lois Sill.

A Graveside Service with full military honors took place at Sequim View Cemetery on May 23, 2023.

Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel, (360) 683-5242, is honored to serve the family. Please visit our online register book at to leave treasured memories for the family.

William Wayne Sparling

April 13, 1937 – March 6, 2023

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Photo courtesy of William Wayne Sparling family / William Wayne Sparling

William Wayne Sparling, a resident of Sequim Washington, passed away on March 6, 2023.

Bill was born on April 13, 1937, to Irene and Wayne Sparling of Cupertino, CA.

He is survived by his wife Almie, daughters Jenny Kompolt of San Luis Obispo, CA, and Stephanie Root, resident of Las Vegas, NV.

Bill grew up in Cupertino, CA and the majority of his relatives lived in Hollister, California. After graduating from high school in Fremont, CA, he joined the Navy. He served the military proudly aboard the USS Hancock in the early 1950s.

During a vacation in 2000, both he and Almie fell in love with the Olympic Peninsula and moved to Sequim in the summer of 2001. Bill was known to others as a great friend and mentor. Bill will be best remembered for his kindness, sense of humor, musical talent, and dedication to the Lord.

His final resting place is at Tahoma Military Cemetery in Kent, WA.