Teachers

Below are the teachers that we know are deceased.  If you know of other teachers that have passed away, please contact us with the information so we can include them.

Duane Hartman, deceased

SPOKANE - Memorial service for coach Duane Peter Hartman, 60, will be at 4 p.m. today at the track at Spokane Community College. Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hartman, who was born in Bowdle, S.D., died Sunday. He was a 35-year resident of Spokane. He grew up in Tacoma, and in 1959 graduated from Bellarmine Prep School. He earned a degree in education from Eastern Washington State College in 1966 and a master's degree in education.  Spokesman-Review, September 20, 2001

Mike Kostecka, deceased (father of our classmate, Walt Kostecka)

Eugene Fink, deceased

Landy James, deceased

Former Mead Football Coach Landy James Dies At Age 66

Published in The Spokesman-Review

Skagit Valley Herald Contributed

Landy James, a star athlete at Washington State University and later one of the state’s top coaches and educators, died Tuesday in La Conner at age 66.

James coached Mead football for 13 years (1956-1968), winning nine Northeast A League championships with an overall record of 76-34-3. In all, he was 181-89-3 in 30 years of high school coaching. He was inducted into the Washington State High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1995.

He left Mead to return to La Conner High School, his alma mater, in 1969, and he coached football for another 16 seasons. He coached La Conner basketball for two seasons (1983-84 and 1984-85), taking the Braves to the Class B state tournament both seasons.

James graduated from La Conner in 1948. He went to Washington State on a basketball scholarship but concentrated on football and baseball. He lettered in football from 1949 through 1951. In baseball, his career earned run average of 2.13 ranks sixth all-time at the school. His senior year he was first-team All-Northern Division.

James, a member of the Swinomish Indian Tribe, was a former National Indian Educator of the Year.

“We put on some very successful Indian education conferences here and they were a success in large part because of Landy’s intimate knowledge of the culture,” said Vince Sellen, a history teacher at La Conner and a close friend of James.

James suffered from diabetes and had both legs amputated just below the knee in 1992. A memorial service is being held this morning at La Conner High School gym, which 10 years ago was named the Landy James Activity Center.

 

Ernie Stueve, deceased 2006, age 75  (uncle of our classmate, Vicki Stueve, who is also deceased)

Mabel Walmark, deceased 1996, age 88

Don McInturff, deceased May 16, 2009, age 86

McINTURFF, Donald Ralph
Born June 25, 1922 and entered into rest on May 16, 2009. Ralph is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mae and their two sons; Ace of Sequim, WA and Kim of Santa Barbara,CA; four grandchildren; Sean and Brian of Colorado and Ian and Margo of Santa Barbara; and four great-grandchildren of Colorado. He was raised in the area of Hill Road and Whitworth Drive as his father had the first service station in that area. Don attended Whitworth Grade School and then graduated from North Central High School and then Whitworth College. Mr. McInturff taught in Almira and Pomeroy and then was with the Mead School District for 30 plus years, starting with taking care of financial matters and later returning to the classroom in the field of business. Special thanks to the wonderful care by Cornerstone Court Senior Care Center and Cynthia Rogers and staff and Horizon Hospice. Graveside Service will be held at Pleasant Prairie Cemetery on Tuesday, May 19th, at 11 am. Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Court, 12322 N. Ruby, Spokane, 99218 or Horizon Hospice, 123 W. Cascade Way, Spokane 99208.
SPOKANE CREMATION & BURIAL SERVICE

Published on 5/20/2009--Spokesman Review

 

Paul E. SCHAFFNER

SCHAFFNER, Paul E. (Age 76) Of Ford, Washington passed away November 20, 2012 in Spokane. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 26, at the Springdale Community Church. Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Ford. A reception will be held at the Ford Senior Center after the burial. LAUER FUNERAL HOME, DEER PARK, WA. in charge of arrangements.

Published in Spokesman-Review from November 25 to November 26, 2012


Thomas Charles JAEGER (06/02/1931 - 04/16/2014)

Counselor

JAEGER, Thomas Charles June 2, 1931 - April 16, 2014 Tom Jaeger, lifelong resident of Spokane, WA entered into eternal rest of natural causes at home in Spokane, April 16, 2014. Tom was raised in north Spokane and attended Saint Francis of Assisi Grade School and Saint Francis High School in Santa Barbara, CA. Tom was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army from 1956 to 1958 serving in Europe on the border of West Germany and Czechoslovakia. After his military service, he returned to Spokane and worked at Sacred Heart Hospital where he met his future wife, Maureen. Tom pursued his Bachelors in Education from Gonzaga University and Whitworth College. As an educator, Tom spent 10 years in the Mead school district during which time he earned his Masters Degree in Education and Guidance Counseling from Eastern Washington University. After his time at Mead, he worked for the Washington State Community College system as a career guidance counselor at Spokane Community College, until his retirement in 1994. Devoted to his community, he served on the boards of Lilac City Figure Skating Club and Amicus Credit Union. He was passionate about education and sent all three of his daughters to Gonzaga Prep. Tom's family was his life. Married to his beloved wife for 54 years, Tom and Maureen raised their three daughters in Spokane. In later years he doted on his six grandchildren and spent innumerable hours cheering them on at sporting and school events. Travel was a passion throughout his life and he enjoyed trips throughout the US, Australia, Canada and Europe. Tom is survived by his wife of 54 years, Maureen; three daughters: Geralyn Bird, of Spokane, Laura Faulkner of Bellevue, WA, and Melanie Eckhardt of Edmonds, WA; five granddaughters: Kaylah Keenan, Meghan Keenan, Morgan Faulkner, Cheyanne Faulkner, Nicole Faulkner; one grandson, Matthew Keenan; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Tom will be remembered for his dry sense of humor and deadpan delivery, only given away by the twinkle in his eye. Think of him and smile. Tom was preceded in death by his parents: Carl and Marion Jaeger; and two sisters: Marion Driscoll and Dianne Nelson. Visitation Tuesday, April 22nd 2-6 pm, Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home followed by Holy Rosary at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial, followed by a reception, Wednesday, April 23rd at 11:00 am at St. Thomas More Church, 515 W. St. Thomas More Way, Spokane, WA. Private interment at a later date. Tom was a man of great faith and valued education. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Gonzaga Preparatory High School, Fair Share Program. Please visit Tom's online memorial at www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com, and leave a message of condolence.

Published in Spokesman-Review on Apr. 20, 2014

 

Ray Sheahan

SHEAHAN, Ray (Age 89) On August 17th, 2015 we lost our wonderful, loving Dad and decorated WWII Honored Marine (hi you). He touched so many people in the state of Washington, starting in Pine City, Tenino, Brewster, Oroville, Moses Lake, Spokane and Warden. He was a coach, teacher, Principal, Superintendent of Schools and finally retired to be a rancher and raise cattle. He was preceded in death by his wife Beverly (Leise) Sheahan of 24 years, grandson Kristopher Bell, parents Emmett and Vera, sister Mildred Anderson, brother Don and wife Jean (Phalon) Sheahan of 37 years. He will be missed by so many including his five children, Gail and (Bob) Bell, Mike and (Doty) Sheahan, Sally and (Steve) Lloyd, Tim and (Patty) Phalon, Connie and (Dave) Langman; his nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and his lifelong friend Don Shindler. Thank You to all at the Spokane VA 5th and 4th floor and CLC-Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please support the Spokane VA Dept. of Veterans Affairs C/O Hospice Unit Attn: Volunteer Services 4815 N Assembly St., Spokane WA. 99205 “We Love You Dad”!

Published in Spokesman-Review on Aug 20, 2015


 

 

John Savage

John William "Bill" SAVAGE (02/18/1935 - 11/21/2015)

SAVAGE, John William "Bill" The fourth child of Oscar and Mary Maher Savage, was born and raised in Spokane. He joined older siblings, James, Patricia, and Thomas on February 18, 1935. Younger brother, Terry, was born two years later. John attended St. Anthony's Parish School and Havermale Jr. High before graduating from North Central High School in 1952. Always a hard worker, John started at an early age by delivering The Spokesman-Review. He worked at the Davenport Parking Garage as a teenager during an era when entertainers often stayed at the Davenport while entertaining at the Coliseum. He had some good memories and stories about the people he met during that time. John was working as a fireman for Great Northern Railroad when he and June Croyle married in 1959. They had four children: Marie, John Jr., Patricia, and Paul. John continued working for the railroad until 1969. In the meantime, he was earning a B.A. in Education at what was then Eastern Washington College. Although he eventually taught only woodshop, he began his teaching career at Mead High School in 1964, also teaching biology, architectural drawing, and mechanical drawing. He earned a Master's Degree in counseling and began working at Spokane Falls Community College in 1970 where he was an academic counselor and taught career planning. In 1972, John also began advising personnel at Fairchild Air Force Base, helping many leaving the service plan for a new career. John was a talented wood worker and often taught adult woodworking classes. He particularly enjoyed teaching the construction of historic muzzle loading guns. John and June both retired from Spokane Falls Community College in 1995 and moved to the cabin at Diamond Lake that they had enjoyed for twenty years. With the help of their family, they remodeled the cabin, making it into a year-round residence. They spent many hours in John's shop building cabinets and furniture. John also enjoyed packing up their camper and dogs and heading out to often unknown destinations. Travelling to the Oregon Coast became his favorite. He could frequently be found taking a leisurely cruise around the lake he loved. John good-naturedly fought the effects of strokes in 2013 and more recently Goodpasture's Syndrome. He passed away at Riverview Care Center in Spokane on Saturday, November 21st. John's brothers preceded him in death. His sister Patty Belknap and sisters-in-law, Marybelle and Sally Savage survive him as do his wife June and his children and their spouses: Marie Savage (Tim) Hopfauf; John (Kelly) Savage Jr.; Patty (Chris) Markofski; and Paul (Kristin) Savage. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff at Riverview Care Center and Dr. Groza and the staff at Spokane Kidney Center for their skilled and compassionate care of John and support of June and the family. John has attended St. Anthony's Church in Newport since 1972. Funeral Mass will be there Saturday, December 5, at 11:00 a.m. A visitation will be prior to service at the church. Interment will be at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane Monday, December 7 at 11:00. SHERMAN-KNAPP FUNERAL HOME in Newport, WA is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at sherman-knapp.com
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Published in Spokesman-Review on November 29, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

John William "Bill" SAVAGE (02/18/1935 - 11/21/2015)

 
 
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John William "Bill" SAVAGE (02/18/1935 - 11/21/2015)

 
 
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Nov. 29, 2015

Published in Spokesman-Review on Nov. 29, 2015
  • "June and family, We will miss John and the good times on..."
     
 
 
SAVAGE, John William "Bill" The fourth child of Oscar and Mary Maher Savage, was born and raised in Spokane. He joined older siblings, James, Patricia, and Thomas on February 18, 1935. Younger brother, Terry, was born two years later. John attended St. Anthony's Parish School and Havermale Jr. High before graduating from North Central High School in 1952. Always a hard worker, John started at an early age by delivering The Spokesman-Review. He worked at the Davenport Parking Garage as a teenager during an era when entertainers often stayed at the Davenport while entertaining at the Coliseum. He had some good memories and stories about the people he met during that time. John was working as a fireman for Great Northern Railroad when he and June Croyle married in 1959. They had four children: Marie, John Jr., Patricia, and Paul. John continued working for the railroad until 1969. In the meantime, he was earning a B.A. in Education at what was then Eastern Washington College. Although he eventually taught only woodshop, he began his teaching career at Mead High School in 1964, also teaching biology, architectural drawing, and mechanical drawing. He earned a Master's Degree in counseling and began working at Spokane Falls Community College in 1970 where he was an academic counselor and taught career planning. In 1972, John also began advising personnel at Fairchild Air Force Base, helping many leaving the service plan for a new career. John was a talented wood worker and often taught adult woodworking classes. He particularly enjoyed teaching the construction of historic muzzle loading guns. John and June both retired from Spokane Falls Community College in 1995 and moved to the cabin at Diamond Lake that they had enjoyed for twenty years. With the help of their family, they remodeled the cabin, making it into a year-round residence. They spent many hours in John's shop building cabinets and furniture. John also enjoyed packing up their camper and dogs and heading out to often unknown destinations. Travelling to the Oregon Coast became his favorite. He could frequently be found taking a leisurely cruise around the lake he loved. John good-naturedly fought the effects of strokes in 2013 and more recently Goodpasture's Syndrome. He passed away at Riverview Care Center in Spokane on Saturday, November 21st. John's brothers preceded him in death. His sister Patty Belknap and sisters-in-law, Marybelle and Sally Savage survive him as do his wife June and his children and their spouses: Marie Savage (Tim) Hopfauf; John (Kelly) Savage Jr.; Patty (Chris) Markofski; and Paul (Kristin) Savage. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff at Riverview Care Center and Dr. Groza and the staff at Spokane Kidney Center for their skilled and compassionate care of John and support of June and the family. John has attended St. Anthony's Church in Newport since 1972. Funeral Mass will be there Saturday, December 5, at 11:00 a.m. A visitation will be prior to service at the church. Interment will be at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane Monday, December 7 at 11:00. SHERMAN-KNAPP FUNERAL HOME in Newport, WA is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at sherman-knapp.com
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SAVAGE, John William "Bill" The fourth child of Oscar and Mary Maher Savage, was born and raised in Spokane. He joined older siblings, James, Patricia, and Thomas on February 18, 1935. Younger brother, Terry, was born two years later. John attended St. Anthony's Parish School and Havermale Jr. High before graduating from North Central High School in 1952. Always a hard worker, John started at an early age by delivering The Spokesman-Review. He worked at the Davenport Parking Garage as a teenager during an era when entertainers often stayed at the Davenport while entertaining at the Coliseum. He had some good memories and stories about the people he met during that time. John was working as a fireman for Great Northern Railroad when he and June Croyle married in 1959. They had four children: Marie, John Jr., Patricia, and Paul. John continued working for the railroad until 1969. In the meantime, he was earning a B.A. in Education at what was then Eastern Washington College. Although he eventually taught only woodshop, he began his teaching career at Mead High School in 1964, also teaching biology, architectural drawing, and mechanical drawing. He earned a Master's Degree in counseling and began working at Spokane Falls Community College in 1970 where he was an academic counselor and taught career planning. In 1972, John also began advising personnel at Fairchild Air Force Base, helping many leaving the service plan for a new career. John was a talented wood worker and often taught adult woodworking classes. He particularly enjoyed teaching the construction of historic muzzle loading guns. John and June both retired from Spokane Falls Community College in 1995 and moved to the cabin at Diamond Lake that they had enjoyed for twenty years. With the help of their family, they remodeled the cabin, making it into a year-round residence. They spent many hours in John's shop building cabinets and furniture. John also enjoyed packing up their camper and dogs and heading out to often unknown destinations. Travelling to the Oregon Coast became his favorite. He could frequently be found taking a leisurely cruise around the lake he loved. John good-naturedly fought the effects of strokes in 2013 and more recently Goodpasture's Syndrome. He passed away at Riverview Care Center in Spokane on Saturday, November 21st. John's brothers preceded him in death. His sister Patty Belknap and sisters-in-law, Marybelle and Sally Savage survive him as do his wife June and his children and their spouses: Marie Savage (Tim) Hopfauf; John (Kelly) Savage Jr.; Patty (Chris) Markofski; and Paul (Kristin) Savage. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff at Riverview Care Center and Dr. Groza and the staff at Spokane Kidney Center for their skilled and compassionate care of John and support of June and the family. John has attended St. Anthony's Church in Newport since 1972. Funeral Mass will be there Saturday, December 5, at 11:00 a.m. A visitation will be prior to service at the church. Interment will be at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane Monday, December 7 at 11:00. SHERMAN-KNAPP FUNERAL HOME in Newport, WA is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at sherman-knapp.com
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SAVAGE, John William "Bill" The fourth child of Oscar and Mary Maher Savage, was born and raised in Spokane. He joined older siblings, James, Patricia, and Thomas on February 18, 1935. Younger brother, Terry, was born two years later. John attended St. Anthony's Parish School and Havermale Jr. High before graduating from North Central High School in 1952. Always a hard worker, John started at an early age by delivering The Spokesman-Review. He worked at the Davenport Parking Garage as a teenager during an era when entertainers often stayed at the Davenport while entertaining at the Coliseum. He had some good memories and stories about the people he met during that time. John was working as a fireman for Great Northern Railroad when he and June Croyle married in 1959. They had four children: Marie, John Jr., Patricia, and Paul. John continued working for the railroad until 1969. In the meantime, he was earning a B.A. in Education at what was then Eastern Washington College. Although he eventually taught only woodshop, he began his teaching career at Mead High School in 1964, also teaching biology, architectural drawing, and mechanical drawing. He earned a Master's Degree in counseling and began working at Spokane Falls Community College in 1970 where he was an academic counselor and taught career planning. In 1972, John also began advising personnel at Fairchild Air Force Base, helping many leaving the service plan for a new career. John was a talented wood worker and often taught adult woodworking classes. He particularly enjoyed teaching the construction of historic muzzle loading guns. John and June both retired from Spokane Falls Community College in 1995 and moved to the cabin at Diamond Lake that they had enjoyed for twenty years. With the help of their family, they remodeled the cabin, making it into a year-round residence. They spent many hours in John's shop building cabinets and furniture. John also enjoyed packing up their camper and dogs and heading out to often unknown destinations. Travelling to the Oregon Coast became his favorite. He could frequently be found taking a leisurely cruise around the lake he loved. John good-naturedly fought the effects of strokes in 2013 and more recently Goodpasture's Syndrome. He passed away at Riverview Care Center in Spokane on Saturday, November 21st. John's brothers preceded him in death. His sister Patty Belknap and sisters-in-law, Marybelle and Sally Savage survive him as do his wife June and his children and their spouses: Marie Savage (Tim) Hopfauf; John (Kelly) Savage Jr.; Patty (Chris) Markofski; and Paul (Kristin) Savage. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff at Riverview Care Center and Dr. Groza and the staff at Spokane Kidney Center for their skilled and compassionate care of John and support of June and the family. John has attended St. Anthony's Church in Newport since 1972. Funeral Mass will be there Saturday, December 5, at 11:00 a.m. A visitation will be prior to service at the church. Interment will be at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane Monday, December 7 at 11:00. SHERMAN-KNAPP FUNERAL HOME in Newport, WA is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at sherman-knapp.com
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SAVAGE, John William "Bill" The fourth child of Oscar and Mary Maher Savage, was born and raised in Spokane. He joined older siblings, James, Patricia, and Thomas on February 18, 1935. Younger brother, Terry, was born two years later. John attended St. Anthony's Parish School and Havermale Jr. High before graduating from North Central High School in 1952. Always a hard worker, John started at an early age by delivering The Spokesman-Review. He worked at the Davenport Parking Garage as a teenager during an era when entertainers often stayed at the Davenport while entertaining at the Coliseum. He had some good memories and stories about the people he met during that time. John was working as a fireman for Great Northern Railroad when he and June Croyle married in 1959. They had four children: Marie, John Jr., Patricia, and Paul. John continued working for the railroad until 1969. In the meantime, he was earning a B.A. in Education at what was then Eastern Washington College. Although he eventually taught only woodshop, he began his teaching career at Mead High School in 1964, also teaching biology, architectural drawing, and mechanical drawing. He earned a Master's Degree in counseling and began working at Spokane Falls Community College in 1970 where he was an academic counselor and taught career planning. In 1972, John also began advising personnel at Fairchild Air Force Base, helping many leaving the service plan for a new career. John was a talented wood worker and often taught adult woodworking classes. He particularly enjoyed teaching the construction of historic muzzle loading guns. John and June both retired from Spokane Falls Community College in 1995 and moved to the cabin at Diamond Lake that they had enjoyed for twenty years. With the help of their family, they remodeled the cabin, making it into a year-round residence. They spent many hours in John's shop building cabinets and furniture. John also enjoyed packing up their camper and dogs and heading out to often unknown destinations. Travelling to the Oregon Coast became his favorite. He could frequently be found taking a leisurely cruise around the lake he loved. John good-naturedly fought the effects of strokes in 2013 and more recently Goodpasture's Syndrome. He passed away at Riverview Care Center in Spokane on Saturday, November 21st. John's brothers preceded him in death. His sister Patty Belknap and sisters-in-law, Marybelle and Sally Savage survive him as do his wife June and his children and their spouses: Marie Savage (Tim) Hopfauf; John (Kelly) Savage Jr.; Patty (Chris) Markofski; and Paul (Kristin) Savage. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff at Riverview Care Center and Dr. Groza and the staff at Spokane Kidney Center for their skilled and compassionate care of John and support of June and the family. John has attended St. Anthony's Church in Newport since 1972. Funeral Mass will be there Saturday, December 5, at 11:00 a.m. A visitation will be prior to service at the church. Interment will be at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane Monday, December 7 at 11:00. SHERMAN-KNAPP FUNERAL HOME in Newport, WA is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at sherman-knapp.com
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