Maurice R. Baumgartner

Seattle, Washington

1937 - 2017

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I just found out that Maury passed away. I worked with Maury at the Times for 30 years or so. He was what we called page 1 operator and I was his apprentice. He taught me so much. He was one of the nicest person I have ever known.

We are fortunate to be neighbors with Vera and Maury ... yes he was a man of few words ... but always pleasant and friendly. One day shortly after we moved into our house and after a big remodel I was taking a walk in the neighborhood. We had several colors painted on the outside of the house a light gray, a darker blue and a yellow. Maury was outside and I asked him which color he liked. He said "Oh I like the yellow .... there's plenty of gray around here already!" And that's...

I was very sorry to hear of Mr. Baumgartner's passing, and send my condolences to all the family, especially Steve. He was certainly a fixture in youth sports on Queen Anne, and is well-remembered by so many. Definitely a great man who impacted so many of us from back in the day on the Hill.

With deepest sympathies,


Maurice's Obituary

Maurice R. "Maury" BaumgartnerNovember 21, 1937 - October 28, 2017Longtime Seattle resident Maury Baumgartner died peacefully at home on October 28, 2017 at age 79. Raised in Genesee, Idaho, he married high school sweetheart Vera in 1955 and moved to Seattle's Queen Anne Hill soon...

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