Melvin Cole "Mel" McArthur

Melvin "Mel" Cole McArthur

Sept. 16, 1946 ~ Feb. 13, 2013

Mel was born in Wenatchee 1946. He Graduated in 1968 with a Communication BA from University of Washington and worked at KIRO TV from 1965 to 2010. Mel also worked for Northwest Mobile Television, and various ad agencies including Kaye Smith. Mel worked both the 1984 LA Olympics and the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He was a gifted camera, tape and slow mo operator. Please see full obituary at

Mel leaves behind his companion, Penny Kimmel and her son, Jace Brien of Vashon; his two sons and five grandchildren, John and Monica McArthur and their two children, Hannah and Ashley of Port Orchard, Jay McArthur and his three children Kayla, Peyton, and Cole of Phoenix Arizona. If you feel moved to donate please donate in Mel's name to Voice of Vashon, PO BOX 2397, VASHON, WA 98070 or Voice of Please bring your stories to share at Mel's Memorial / Celebration on Sunday March 24th 2013 at Camp Burton's Lodge on Vashon Island, Washington at 3:30 PM.

Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 3, 2013