David R. Azose

David R. AZOSE David Ray Azose passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 26, 2009 after a long illness. He was totally lucid and interacting with his family until the end. David was born September 12, 1939 in Seattle, WA to Jack and Louise Azose. He attended Garfield High School and graduated from the University of Washington. David served in the Army, stationed in Germany in a NATO unit from 1961-64. He loved his years with Ivey Seright Photo Lab, especially meeting so many staff and photographers who became his friends. He is survived by his wife Ellen, daughter Leslie Azose and son-in-law Alex Jassen, and his beloved granddaughter Lila; brothers and sister Isaac (Elisa) Azose of Seattle, Albert (Eileen) Azose of Los Angeles, Selma (Yitz) Friedman of Rancho Mirage, Rabbi Michael (Bonnie) Azose of Chicago; sister-in-law Heleri Ziou of San Antonio, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Daniel and Heather Prashner of Austin; parents-in-law Eugene and Josephine Prashner of San Antonio; 10 nieces and nephews; and dog, Noki. David was a talented photographer and found beauty everywhere. He loved his family, social justice, art, Jewish history, long walks with his dog and took great pride in his family history and Sephardic heritage. But, it was his sweetness, gentleness, patience, and kindness toward others that made him an extraordinarily loved man by so many people. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 27th at 11:00am, at Evergreen Washelli 11111 Aurora Ave N followed by burial at the Sephardic Brotherhood Cemetery (1230 N 167th Street, one block east of Aurora).

Published in The Seattle Times from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2009