Robert John Separovich, 89, a lifelong resident of Anacortes, Washington passed away at his home to the loving arms of his heavenly Father on Sunday, May 5, 2013 after a long illness.
Bob was born on January 26, 1924 in Anacortes, Washington, the son of Antony Separovich and Marija Bosnich Separovich. As a young man brought up during the Depression era, Bob went to work at the age of 15 to help support his mother as his father had passed away early in his life and one year later Bob was commercial fishing in Alaska.
Richard Curtis Buell, 77, of Anacortes, passed away at his home on Monday, May 6, 2013 surrounded by his family.
He was born on January 26, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Chauncey and Lucille (Mark) Buell, the youngest of three siblings.
Dick graduated from Mayfield Heights High School in 1954 and enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1955 to travel and see the world. That he did, and in 1963, met his future wife and life partner, Mei-Yu, while stationed in Taiwan. They were married in 1968 and shortly thereafter, moved to Anacortes.
Robert Separovich, 89, of Anacortes, Washington, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at his home.
Arrangements are pending and a full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Anacortes American and the Skagit Valley Herald.
Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands.
Gladys May Rider, age 87, of Anacortes, Washington, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2013 due to complications resulting from COPD.
Gladys was born in Snohomish, Washington on October 27, 1926. Delivered by her grandmother and fed with an eyedropper, her first bed was a shoebox which was kept by the wood stove to keep the newborn warm. She attended Anacortes High School but was forced to leave before graduating. At the age of 60 she obtained her GED, one of the first of her age to accomplish this goal.
Kathryn (Kay) L. Strandberg, 92, of Anacortes, Washington died on Friday, April 26, 2013 at her longtime home in Anacortes.
Born on the 4th of July in Lockport, Illinois, she was the eldest of two daughters born to Clarence and Serena (Wooldridge) Woock.
Kay married Arnold O. Strandberg on November 26, 1941. In 1957 the family moved from Lockport to Anacortes where Mr. Strandberg was employed by the Texaco Refinery until his retirement.
Elizabeth Lewis, 79, of Anacortes, Washington died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at her home in Anacortes.
She was born on May 23, 1933 in Erwin, Tennessee, the daughter of Howell and Amanda (Edwards) Hensley. Elizabeth came to Anacortes when she was a young girl and later on met and married Vernon Lewis. They raised their three children, Rick, Vernon, and Brenda Lewis and three grandchildren, Brent, Megan and Tyffani.