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Kalet, Ira Joseph - Seattle  
Ira Joseph Kalet Ira Joseph Kalet was born on April 27, 1944 to Bernard and Miriam Pivnik Kalet in Samford Connecticut. His family moved to Long Island where he grew up with is sisters Gloria and Hazel, and his brother Steven. Ira died on Saturday February 21, 2015. Recently Ira wrote "What a strange world this world is. Sometimes I get so scared of what we make of it. Other times it seems not to matter at all because the world is infinite and what we do is a transient blip. And sometimes it seems one person can really change the world." Ira was one of those people who touched many lives and left this world a better place. Ira was awarded a Ph.D. In Theoretical Physics from Princeton University in 1968 at the age of 24 and embarked on a teaching career working in alternative schools, Hebrew school, large urban high schools in Philadelphia and joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 1978. He loved teaching and was able to explain complicated ideas in an understandable way. He was awarded the Biomedical and Health Informatics Excellence in Teaching Award many times. In 1978 he joined the Department of Radiation Oncology and embarked on an academic career in medical physics, developing a 3-d treatment planning system for radiation therapy planning, establishing a research effort in medical informatics, publishing a book on the principals of biomedical informatics and mentoring many students. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Terry and their three sons, Nathan, Alan, and Brian. Ira hiked the cascades with his sons, sharing chocolate every few miles to keep them going, coached soccer teams and shared his love of music. Most importantly, he shared his love of Judaism as he blessed his sons every Shabbat. As his death approached he was able to bless his children and grandchildren Morrigan and Brandan Kalet one last time. Ira lived with intensity and tried not to waste a day. He played ice hockey with passion and truly enjoyed his teammates, attending games just to watch when he wasn't able to play. Prior to that he was a soccer referee and rock climber. When he turned 60 his need for speed confined itself to a Zoom Zoom car. We would like to thank Dr. John Thompson and the team at the SCCA for helping Ira survive for 13 years with kidney cancer. Many times he defied the odds to bounce back from seeming impossible situations. His last few weeks were filled with love. Thank you all for making his last days wonderful and joyful. In a final prayer Ira wrote "Dear God, thanks for being so good to me, but be sure to take care of family and everyone else who needs help." Ira established a fund at the University of Washington to donate the proceeds from his book and support students during their education. Donations may be made to The University of Washington, Kalet Endowed Fund.
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Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2015
Karlin, Jim - Issaquah  
In Loving Memory of Jim Karlin who passed away on February 27, 2014.
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Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 27, 2015
Karpavicius, Frank Christopher - Kent  
In Loving Memory of Frank Christopher Karpavicius who passed away on February 24, 2014.
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Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 24, 2015
Keil, Timothy G. - Freeland  
Timothy G. Keil Born June 24, 1953, taken from us on Feb. 14, 2015. Tim was born to Jerry Keil and Joan MacDonald Keil, brother to Heidi Richards-Keil, Rebecca Keil and Toby Keil. Grandson of Betty MacDonald, author of 'The Egg and I' and 'Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.' Tim is survived by his wife Mary Jo, his children Kallyn, Jerrica, Angie and Michael, and his grandchildren Riese, Dane, Connor, Evie and Parker. Resident of Freeland, Tim enjoyed exploring Whidbey with his wife and dogs, cheering for the Seahawks, spending time with his family and fishing. Tim was active with his church, volunteering with Seattle's needy, and mentoring people in search of sobriety. His vibrant personality is missed, but lives on in the hearts of all who knew him. Please join us in celebrating his unique life at Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 Washington 525, Freeland, WA on Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 1:00pm.
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Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 23, 2015
Kelly, Patrick M. - Seattle  
In Loving Memory of Patrick M. Kelly who passed away on February 25, 2014.
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Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 25, 2015
Ketcham, Betty - Seattle  
Betty Ketcham June 8, 1921 ~ February 4, 2015 US Army Veteran, Wife, Mother and Teacher Betty Ketcham passed away peacefully in Bend, OR on February 4, 2015. Betty was born June 8, 1921, in Buckley, WA, to George and Mary Wytko, who emigrated to the U.S. from what now is the Czech Republic. She was the seventh of nine children and grew up on their family farm. After graduating from Buckley High School in 1939, Betty enrolled at the University of Washington. In 1943 her patriotism and courage inspired her to in enlist in the US Army. In 1944, as a WAC she was assigned to duty in Calcutta, India. She was promoted to Sergeant. During this time, she briefly met a fellow UW Husky, Sgt. Robert C. (Bob) Ketcham. She later was transferred to a base in SW China, where she served until the surrender of Japan. In 1945 Betty received an Honorable Discharge, returned to Seattle and resumed her studies at the U of W. On the first day of registration Betty recognized Bob waiting in line and hoped he would notice her. Bob did and asked her out. All went well and Betty and Bob were married in June of 1947. They both graduated from the U of W, Betty earning a B.S. in Psychology in 1951. While living in Seattle, Betty gave birth to her son Stuart and daughter Elizabeth Ann (Libby). Betty was a devoted mother, a role she thoroughly enjoyed. In 1961, the Ketcham family moved to Edmonds, WA. In 1965, Betty earned a Master of Arts in Education and embarked on a career as a teacher. She served as a substitute teacher in the Edmonds School District, taught 6th grade and then found her niche as a reading teacher at Madrona Jr. High. She made sure that every student who passed through her class discovered the joys of reading. Betty and Bob always shared a close partnership, as they built a life that revolved around family and friends, near and far. Bob passed away in 1986, several years later, Betty moved to Bend, OR to be closer to Libby and her husband Brian. During her seven years in Bend she eagerly watched for snowfall during the high desert winters. Betty was an avid reader, enjoyed listening to classical music/opera and loved playing bridge. All who knew Betty loved her optimism and pluck, can-do spirit, sense of humor, and devotion to family and friends. She is survived by her sister Barbara McCollum and brother David Wytko of Buckley, son Stuart Ketcham of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, daughter Libby Baker and son-in-law Brian Baker of Sunriver, OR. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2 pm at Acacia Memorial Park, 14951 Bothell Way NE in Seattle, WA. Donations may be made to: Page Ahead, Children's Literacy Program, 1130 NW 85th Street, Seattle, WA 98117, www.pageahead.org
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Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 22, 2015
Korpela, Helen M. - Seattle  
Helen M. KORPELA Age 96. Born to Stanley J. Synder and Clara A. Bolesta Synder in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Long time resident of Georgetown. Mother of Richard A. Korpela (Harriet), Kathleen A. Korpela (Gary Niemann). Grandmother to Matthew A. Korpela, Nathan Korpela, Garrett Niemann, Marc Niemann. Great grandmother to Kaisa Korpela. Predeceased by husband of 46 years, Richard D. Korpela. At one time, staffed and managed the Summit Branch bookstore of Seattle Community College. Private memorial services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Bonney-Watson www.bonneywatson.com Friends and family may leave remembrances by visiting www.BonneyWatson.com . The staff of Bonney - Watson considers it a privilege to care for the Korpela family.
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Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 22, 2015
Kumasaka, Haruo "Ham" - Seattle  
In Loving Memory of Haruo "Ham" Kumasaka who passed away on February 21, 2014.
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Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 21, 2015
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