Tony Chan March 3, 1962 – March 6, 2009 Tony Chan passed peacefully in his sleep early Friday morning. We will be honoring his life on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 1:00 PM in the Aspen Chapel, Mountain View Celebration of Life Center, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Jan Grabski, born February 26, 1947, passed away February 22, 2009. In all her life, the thing she loved and what she was happiest about was being a wife and mother and Grammy too. Jan was talented at so many things; most especially gardening, home improvements, sewing her special baby blankets, and her famous care packages and homemade treats. Jan’s yard was an oasis of flowers and trees that was special to her family and friends and all who visited. Jan is survived by her daughter Heidi Grabski of Chicago, IL, daughter Holly and son-in-law Ryan Wickenhagen, grandsons Roman and Adric of Dupont, WA, sister JoAnn Briske (husband Dwight) of Tacoma, WA, brother Gary Pennewell of Milton, WA, many other family and friends and her beloved cat Tasha. Jan is preceded in death by her dear husband of 40 years, Raymond Grabski on February 28, 2006. A private family memorial service was held at the Chehalis River in Pe Ell, WA on Saturday February 28th, 2009. Remembrances may be made in lieu of flowers to Habitat For Humanity, a charity that both Raymond and Jan Grabski had plans to participate in upon their retirement together.
Leonard L. Jacobsen Leonard passed away in Tacoma on March 2, 2009. He was born on July 26, 1928 in Iowa, and came to Tacoma to work for the railroad in 1950, retiring after 40 years from the BN Railroad. Len is dearly missed by all of us who loved him: his wife Shirley, and their blended family of eight children, Terry, Jimmy, Danny, Debbie, Joni, Dee-Dee (who greeted Len in Heaven), Laurie and Jamie. Len had 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Len was an avid outdoorsman who taught his kids how to hunt, fish and camp. Traveling was an important part of Len and Shirley’s lives, whether camping in their 5th wheel or driving to Reno. Len loved his family and his life. He worked hard, played with passion and loved strongly. “Know when to hold ’em. Know when to fold ’em.” At his request, no services will be held.
John “Jack” Pasic, a lifelong Tacoma resident, passed away Monday, March 2, 2009 after ongoing health issues. He was born February 20, 1920 to John and Anna Pasic, the youngest of 2 sons. His brother, Harvey H. Pasic, preceded him in death. Jack graduated from Stadium High School in 1938, and attended Knapp Business College. World War II called him to serve in 1942. He enlisted in the Navy and served in the Asiatic-Pacific area campaigns until the end of the war in 1945. January 23, 1943, Jack married Marcia Wells, who was in nurse’s training at the time. They were happily married for 66 years and raised 2 children. Jack was a skilled fine woodworker by trade and a longtime member of the Elks. He had many lifelong friends who will remember him fondly for his honesty and wry sense of humor. He enjoyed his family, friends, travel, fishing, and golf. He is survived by his wife, Marcia Wells Pasic, daughter Terra Kelsey, and son Brian Jay Pasic, along with nieces, nephews, and one cousin. Memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2009 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel at 2:00 PM, followed by a luncheon at the Celebration of Life Center. Acknowledgements may be made to the American Heart Association. Visit www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Charles A. Peterson passed away peacefully on March 3, 2009 with his wife Joanne Peterson and daughter Jennifer Peterson Barnett by his side. Charlie was born in Kansas on August 1, 1929. Charlie had a lifelong journey of fun, accomplishment, and faith. After serving his time in the army, he completed his education with a PhD in Business at University of Minnesota. He taught at PLU for twenty years and began and ran numerous businesses including Sunrise Terrace land development, Century 21 Sunrise Brokerage, Price-Peterson Travel, and Peterson Financial Services. In 1980 he moved his family to Kona, Hawaii. He ran the 700 Club Operation Blessing and its counseling center. He was scheduled to run a mission school in Hong Kong, but returned to Puyallup after suffering a stroke and contracting multiple sclerosis. A memorial service will be held at 2:30pm, March 15, 2009 at First Baptist Church of Puyallup, 1219 15th St NW
The above listed obituary was arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.