Obituaries — Sept. 15, 2021

Tatiana Trailov

October 2, 1923 – August 25, 2021

Tatiana Trailov passed away peacefully on the front porch while taking in the sun Wednesday, August 25 afternoon with her daughter Janet and grandsons Jack and Ted next to her at the house she shared with them for several years. Other than old age, she had no sickness or affliction. She had just enjoyed a great week including seeing many friends, attending church, and going out to breakfast with her group. She was “content”, well loved, and had many friends here in Sequim, as well as all over the country.

Tatiana was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1923, and met a US airman of Yugoslavian nationality named Al Trailov, who was stationed there as part of a bombardment group. After the War, from Cairo she traveled by ship to the USA, entering the USA through Ellis Island and joined Al, who flew their bomber back to the USA, in setting up a life in Chicago area. Together they built a large family of 8 children and eventually retired and moved to Maui, Hawaii, where they lived together for a number of years. She was recognized “Maui Woman of the Year” and volunteered helping battered women. She personally met and greeted President Bill Clinton when he visited Hawaii, and even our President found her so charming he hugged her.

Twenty years ago, Al and Tatiana moved to Sequim, WA to join their daughter Janet and Stuart wherein she enjoyed the company of many friends she made here, her grandchildren Jack and Ted, and many visitors from all over who came to visit throughout the years. Al preceded her in death 15 years ago.

While her lifetime of being on the move and engaging with folks everywhere she went is a thing of wonder, perhaps most remarkable, as if with an explanation point, was the last 9 months of her life.Covid certainly did not slow her down at all. Here are the things she did with her remaining time:

Last December, she was able to walk the beach in Cabo San Lucas, and later in the evening spontaneously got up and danced in a bar in Cabo San Lucas that caused quite a great scene and was documented in a FaceBook video that garnered many likes and comments. From Cabo, she took a flight by herself to Southern California to join her daughter Nadine for Christmas holidays and met and celebrated with many of her family who live there including 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

In February she moved to Phoenix to be with her daughter Nevette and sons Paul and Peter, 3 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. There she attended birthday parties and welcomed many guests. From Phoenix she then flew to Northern California to attend the wedding of her grandchild David, and shortly after flew to Los Angeles to attend the wedding of her grandchild Brooke. Her son Mickey from Tennessee visited her in Phoenix as well.

In August she chose to come to Sequim, WA for a visit to see her family and friends here and was greeted warmly wherever she went. She was able to enjoy the company of her regular breakfast group here, attend church services, drove around town visiting her friends, and even got a pedicure.

She was known to say she was “content”, and indeed said such shortly before she passed away. Her positive and grateful attitude was contagious and was a good model for anyone to follow. She also stayed in regular contact with her daughter Mary in Chicago and indeed had a FaceTime session with Mary hours before passing on.

Tatiana was a very spiritual person, and some might say all this success in life described here was a miracle of God. For Tatiana, it appears she made herself available for just such miracle.

A service / celebration of life will be led by Father David Byer at the Heart of Jesus Church which meets inside the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane, Sequim, WA. The service will be held on Friday, September 17th at 11:00am with a reception held after.

Steven M. Stachurski

December 29, 1954 – August 1, 2021

Steven M. Stachurski passed away August 1, 2021, at his home in Sequim, Washington. He was 66.

Steven was born on December 29, 1954, in San Bernardino, California, to George and Ardys (Eastcott) Stachurski.

He worked for Kaiser Steel, Kaiser Permanente Hospital and owned and operated a janitorial cleaning service.

Steven leaves behind four children; son Jerry Stachurski of Georgia; daughters Jessica Vasquez of Texas, Katelyn Robinson of Oregon and Chelsea Stachurski also of Oregon. Other survivors include his two brothers; four grandchildren and 13 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and a sister.

A Memorial Service will be held September 16, 2021, at 1:30 PM at the American Legion in Sequim, Washington.

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

Stan Comeau

Nov. 18, 1959 – Sept. 3, 2021

Stanley Kenneth Comeau Jr, 61, of Port Angeles, WA, passed away on September 3, 2021 at St Michael Medical Center after battling medical complications aggravated by covid.

Stan was born on November 18, 1959 to Stanley Raymond Sr & Bonnie Faye (Hathaway) Comeau in Richfield, MN. After graduating from Anoka Senior High School in 1978, he went on to study radio and television broadcasting at Brown Institute in Minneapolis, MN, graduating in June 1979.

After graduation, he enjoyed 42 years in radio broadcasting. He was a talented radio personality as well as a successful program director, music director, ad creator, and finally a sales manager for Radio Pacific.

In 1981, he met Diana Jean Lamb, and wed in 1982, and had three children, Heath, Amber, and Brandi.

While Stan occasionally enjoyed fishing, watching the Vikings or Twins lose, or playing a torturous game of golf, the pride and joy of his life were his children and grandchildren. Stan was a fast friend, a quick wit, and a terrible tease. He loved his community, his work family, and his church family. He was kind and patient, steadfast and gracious, and loved the Lord deeply. His soothing presence and silly antics will be missed by many. He lived life well.

2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me.”

Stan was preceded in death by his father Stanley Comeau Sr. He is survived by his wife Diana; his son Heath (Lindsay) Comeau grandchildren Callan, Harper, Camilla; his daughter Amber (Joe) Pursley grandchildren Riley, Alexander; and his daughter Brandi (Jeff) Finley grandchildren Taylinn, Adalee, Logan. He is also survived by his mother Bonnie Comeau; his siblings Colleen Comeau, James (Dee) Comeau, Daniel Comeau, Doreen Rustad, and Jerry (Shannon) Comeau.

There will be a memorial service on October 16th, 1:00 at Lighthouse Christian Center, 304 Viewcrest Ave, Port Angeles. A small reception will follow. Contact cking@lighthousepa.org with questions.

In lieu of flowers you can make a donation at Strait View Credit Union.

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