Obituaries

Maynard Lowell Bos

— February 12, 2020

Maynard Lowell Bos, age 77, longtime Oak Harbor resident, passed away at his home following a lengthy illness, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Bos was born in Bellflower, Calif., March 10, 1942, to John Peter Bos and Nellie Eugenia (Zevenbergen) Bos. He moved with his family as a child to […]

Michael Lynn Delph

— February 10, 2020

Michael Lynn Delph, age 62, longtime Oak Harbor resident, passed away at his home Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Michael (known affectionately as “Papa”) was born in Galion, Ohio, March 17, 1957, to Charles Everett Delph and Eleanor Mary Catherine (McGee) Delph. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy, in active duty and […]

Anne L. Koska

— January 29, 2020

Anne L. Koska, 87, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family Jan. 29, 2020. Preceded in death by her husband, Ted, Anne lived in Freeland for over 40 years. Originally from Chicago, Anne and her family moved to the Des Moines area in 1960 before coming to Whidbey Island. Anne was […]

Susan P. Zaveruha

— February 6, 2020

Susan Zaveruha, R.N., 72, of Coupeville, Wash., passed away Feb. 6, 2020 due to complications of diabetes. She was born in Bridgeport Conn., May 19, 1947 to parents Dorothy and Lionel Probert. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Paul Zaveruha, M.D., residing on Whidbey Island since 1982, both of them having the […]

Tim G. Harasti

— December 12, 2019

Timothy “Tim” George Harasti, 66, of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 12, 2019 at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. Tim was born in Streator, Ill., to George and Betty Harasti July 28, 1953. He graduated high school in 1971 and married Cheryl Harrison in Las Vegas, Nev. on June 28, 1975. In the United States Navy, Tim worked as a steel worker in the Seabees and retired at NAS Whidbey Island […]

Karen Sample

— January 22, 2020

Karen Sample, 66, passed away peacefully in her home in Oak Harbor, Washington. Karen was born April 6, to Joan and Wilbur Sample in Waltham, Mass. The middle child in a three-girl family, Karen graduated from Lake Oswego High School in 1970. Married and divorced, she gave birth to three children and decided to choose […]

Roza Semonovna Gooch

— January 29, 2020

Survivor of the Holocaust. Loved ones left behind are: Riet Kapton; Nellie McCourt (Larry); Roosje Mitchell; Leo Schreuders; 25 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She resided on Whidbey Island for 40 years, serving as a volunteer at the hospital on base for 18 of those years. She will be missed. See her survivor story […]

Eva Jean Cross

— January 19, 2020

Eva Jean Cross passed away peacefully, with family by her side, in Mount Vernon, Wash., Jan. 19, 2020. Eva Jean was born in Kalispell, Mont., on April 9, 1930, to Hugh and Francis Kirkpatrick. She grew up in Kalispell and attended Flathead County High School, where she earned top honors and graduated in the top […]

Mitchel Nellis Pierzchala

— January 18, 2020

Mitchel Nellis Pierzchala, born May 30, 1996, passed away Jan.18, 2020 at the young age of 23. He is survived by his daughter, Penelope Pierzchala; fiancé, Niisa Dunlap; mother, Rochelle Sallas; father, Mathew Pierzchala; sister, Farah Pierzchala; brothers, Tyler Gordy and Micah Pierzchala; niece, Tearrah Duckworth; grandparents, Olivia and Michael Ridout as well as Mary […]