Jan J. Mauritz
1946 - 2020
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Jan J. Mauritz
March 8, 1946 - December 28, 2020
Federal Way, Washington - Born on March 8, 1946 in Weiden, Germany, Jan carried the values of justice and kindness with him when he immigrated to the US at the age of 19 for an education and to pursue the American Dream. After he graduated from City University of New York and Boston University Law School, he and his wife, Pam, drove across the country adventuring, landing in Washington in 1976. Together, they raised two daughters and Jan established his law firm in Tacoma.
Jan's greatest joys came from playing with dogs and his grandchildren, sharing stories, and learning news and ideas from around the world. He was proud of representing his clients in their pursuits for justice, as well as his charity work with the Knights of Columbus.
He is preceded in death by his courageous grandparents, Ernst and Betty, who raised him, his mother and step-father, his nephew, John Welch, and several beloved family pets.
He is remembered with love by his wife of fifty years Pamela Brys, sister Connie Noble, daughters Andrea Anderson (husband Zack) and Sabrina (husband Chevy Midas), in-laws Sandra and Bill Welch, grandchildren Leo, Charlotte, Vincent, and Hendrix, and many caring neighbors and friends.
Friends are invited to join a Virtual Celebration of Jan's Life on Wed., Jan. 27th 5:30pm PST. Please email sabrina.mauritz@gmail.com for Zoom information. A small funeral Mass will be held on Thurs., Jan. 28th at St. Theresa's parish.
"I am learning that God is love. I really believe that. God is love."

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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Jan. 3, 2021.
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January 5, 2021
I worked with Jan in the late 1970s and thoroughly enjoyed his stories and his humor. I am saddened by his passing.
M Lawrie
January 4, 2021
I met Jan many years ago when he was working for Allstate. We remained in touch as legal colleagues. I was happy to mediate a couple of his legal cases. Jan was an intelligent, kind, friendly man and will be missed. Patrick Duffy Jr
Patrick Duffy
January 3, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful lawyer and Catholic. God bless Pam and family.
Rosanne Buckner
January 2, 2021
Pam, Sabrina, Andrea and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. We have wonderful memories of meeting him and having dinner with you both at a lovely restaurant on the water. He warmly welcomed us as family and we loved sharing stories. Joe and I realized that Jan was a remarkable man.

You are in our thoughts and prayers, Pam and Family.
Joe and Karen Guzyk
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