Myron Cornelius (November 26, 1943 - March 3, 2014)

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Myron Cornelius passed away March 3, 2014, at the age of 70 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Born to Lester and Eleanor (Peterson) Cornelius in St. Cloud, Michigan, on November 26, 1943, Myron grew up on the shores of Green Lake in Seattle, Washington.

He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in philosophy, then attended UW Law School, going to work for the city of Seattle Law Department in 1969. He worked as an assistant city attorney for 30 years.

When he retired, he was not able to give up his lifelong love for the law and returned to work as a part-time bailiff for Municipal Court for another 10 years.

In his semi-retirement, he loved hiking the Olympic Mountains and beaches, traveling to the national parks and exploring photography. He volunteered for the Museum & Arts Center in Sequim, tutored for the Adult Basic Education program and was a member of the Olympic Camera Club and the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center.

He will be remembered for his integrity, intelligence, quick wit, beautiful smile and ability to see the goodness in others.

He is survived by his loving wife of four years, Barbara J. Allen of Sequim; his son, Stephen Cornelius of Seattle; his stepdaughter, Larisa Allen, and husband David Zubkoff, both of Boston, Massachusetts; stepson Christopher Thomas and wife Alessandra of Oxford, Florida; and their children, Sophia, Marc and Victor, who will miss their grandpa.

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 21, 2014, at 5 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison Street, Seattle.

Remembrances may be made to the Museum & Arts Center, 175 West Cedar Street, Sequim, WA 98382; or Olympic Medical Cancer Center, 844 North Fifth Avenue, Sequim, WA 98382.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Mar. 16, 2014
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