The week's passages
A roundup of the week's notable obituaries
Trooper Tony Radulescu, 44, who had spent his entire 16 years with the State Patrol working in the Bremerton district, where he was well-known, was shot and killed early Thursday as he made a traffic stop in Kitsap County.
George Love, 92, of Des Moines, a businessman beloved for his many years and spectacular success as a baseball coach — in Little League, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack and semipro leagues — died Feb. 17.
Albert Elmer Seifert, 91, one of the longest-serving employees at Boeing, whose most notable role was as a tool and die maker in the manufacturing research-and-development unit, died Feb. 20. He started at the company in 1942 and had worked full time at the Auburn plant until two months ago.
Karl Milanoski, 41, of Seattle, an avid outdoorsman and a jack-of-all-trades who often did carpentry, died last Sunday in an avalanche while snowboarding outside the Alpental ski area at Snoqualmie Pass.
Chris Rudolph, 30, of Leavenworth, a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and director of marketing services for Stevens Pass Mountain Resort, died Sunday in an avalanche while skiing with friends outside the resort boundaries.
Jim Jack, or J.J., 46, of Leavenworth, was also killed in the Stevens Pass avalanche. Raised in Redmond, he was head judge for two international freeskiing organizations and attended Wenatchee Valley College.
John Brenan, 41, of Leavenworth, a contractor and a Wenatchee Valley College student who worked on the resort ski patrol, was the third friend killed in the Stevens Pass avalanche.
Marie Colvin, 56, from East Norwich, N.Y., a foreign correspondent for Britain's Sunday Times, was killed Wednesday by shelling in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. She died alongside French photojournalist Remi Ochlik, 28.
Kathryn "Kay" McGee, 91, who refused to institutionalize her daughter, instead raising her and founding the National Association for Down syndrome, died Thursday in River Forest, Ill.
Renato Dulbecco, 97, a virologist who shared a Nobel Prize in 1975 for his role in drawing a link between genetic mutations and cancer, died last Sunday in the La Jolla section of San Diego.
Roy J. Britten, 92, a molecular biologist who discovered the crucial fact that humans and animals have multiple copies of some DNA segments, died Jan. 21 in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Dmitri Nabokov, 77, son of Vladimir Nabokov, who tended to the literary legacy of his father, died Wednesday in Vevey, Switzerland, of a lung infection.
Katie Hall, 73, Indiana's first black member in the U.S. House, who as a freshman was a key sponsor of the 1983 legislation establishing a national holiday for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., after it had stalled in the House the previous 14 years, died Monday in Gary, Ind., of an undisclosed illness.
Dennis Gomes, 68, co-owner of the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City and a former mob-busting Las Vegas prosecutor whose exploits were chronicled in the movie "Casino," died Friday of complications from kidney dialysis.