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Thomas Edward Stern


1946 - 2017
Thomas Edward Stern Obituary
Thomas Edward Stern
Tom passed away July 9, 2017 at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Washington. He was born in Sunnyside, Washington January 11, 1946 to Stanley and Genevieve Stern. When Tom was three the family moved to Ellensburg where he resided until he graduated from CWU in 1968. Survivors are his wife Joan of 47 years, 2 sons Karl (Sarah), Adam (Erin) and 4 grandsons Jakob, Luke, Jakson, Liam, 2 brothers Bill (Judy), David (Mitzi), several nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, and cousins. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Faye Christian.Tom was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dick (Elaine), father-in-law Davy Christian, brother-in-law Jerry (Kathy) Christian and nephews Dana and Darren Christian.
Tom taught History and Art in the Edmonds School District and was an administrator in the Sultan School District. After his retirement in 1999, he traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to be the principal of the International School.
Tom loved to travel and take his boys to national parks in his various types of trailers. Hiking and swimming were his favorite activities. Many happy days with the family were spent at "the cabin" at Lake Wenatchee. Tom loved to explore overseas and around the USA. Several "snowbird" winters were spent in Arizona.
Tom and Joan moved back to Ellensburg in 2015. At Tom's request there will be no funeral service. Memorial remembrances can be sent to the Heart Foundation.

Published in Daily Record from July 14 to July 15, 2017
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