Joyce Ann Bortoluzi
Joyce was born February 24, 1933, in Battle Creek, Michigan, and passed away Friday, July 27, 2018. Joyce has always been a big nature lover, which is why she chose the beautiful state of Washington to live. She’s been a Shelton resident since 1995.
Fishing, camping, and picnics in the park were some of her favorite activities. She has earned many trophies for her excellent bowling skills, and has traveled the states for tournaments with her league from the West Side Lanes in Olympia. Joyce was an outstanding artist, creating oil paintings depicting rolling hills with old barns, creeks and big oak trees.
A tile mural that she helped create is still on display at the Nifty Thrifty, on Railroad Ave. She was a fabulous cook, gardener, and the best little Scrabble player around! She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
John “Norm” Bunko
Master joke cracker and 80 year resident John “Norm” Bunko passed away Tuesday July 31, 2018. Norm was born in Dodge, ND April 30, 1938 to Jenny (Becker) and John Bunko. Norm joined the Army in 1956 and left his service honorably in 1964. In 1960 he married Opal “Bernice” Needham and they made their home in Shelton, WA.
If you never got to share a joke and a drink Norm Bunko, you have truly missed out. Those who were fortunate enough to have been invited to happy hour at the Bunko’s know how generous Norm was. Being on the receiving end of one of Norm’s “Bunko hallmark creations” cards meant you were either a cherished love one, or the butt of a practical joke, sometimes it was hard to tell which or even both. If you were extra special, you may have gotten a nice photo with a “special editing twist” from Norm.
Norm loved a good card game with friends and good story telling. Some will remember good times with Norm, cruising town in his classic car with his beloved wife Bernice sitting pretty next to him. Others may recall he loved to hunt and shoot.
Norm and Bernice loved to travel and had a few favorite places they enjoyed visiting, particularly Yellowstone and the Oregon coast. They also had a wonderful time cruising the Panama Canal. Norm was also an avid reader.
Norm’s gift of gab made him an excellent salesman and entrepreneur. He owned many successful businesses through-out the years, most notably Olympic Mobile Homes and Repairs and Things with his friend Mike Longan. Norm spent some time being a cabinet maker and a barber in the early years.
But above all else, Norm was an excellent provider for his family and his love for them was undeniable. His sons Brian (Georgia) Bunko, Jack (Izzy) Bunko and daughter Norma (Mike) Givens were the light of his life and his grandchildren, John Givens, Alex Bunko and Chris Bunko were no exception.
Norm was preceded in death by his Father, John Bunko, Mother, Jenny Bunko and brothers Charles (Chuck) and Jerry Bunko. Norm will be missed by his wife, kids and grandchildren, his sister Carol Valley of Lacey, WA, several cousins, extended family and many, many friends.
Services will be a private family event.
David Charles Castagno
David Charles Castagno, age 87, passed away peacefully at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland on Tuesday, June 19th at 5:30 am. He was buried on June 27th at Willamette National Cemetery with immediate family present.
Dave was born on August 1, 1930 in Hoquiam, WA and graduated from U of W in 1952. He later became an Air Force fighter pilot, flying F-86 Saber Jets while stationed overseas at Hahn AFB, Germany and Etain AFB, France.
In 1959 he married Darla Joy Carlton of Olympia, WA and together they had two children.
Dave’s interests included track racing automobiles (Porsche Speedster) and hunting (deer and elk). He was a commercial real estate broker and founder of Castagno Real Estate, Inc. (which his son, Darin, continues).
Dave is survived by his wife, son Douglass J Castagno (1960), son Darin Michael Castagno (1965) and grandson Devon Jonus Castagno (1996).
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 18th, 11:00 am at Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR, 97229. (Donations to the church Bereavement Fund).
CWO3 (SS), USN Ret., 1940 - 2018
Bill Hrbacek, 78, of Shelton, WA passed away on July 17, 2018 at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA after a brief but courageous battle with APL leukemia.
He was born in Lawton, OK on April 26, 1940 and moved to Concord, CA where he attended Mt. Diablo High School. After graduation, Bill served 24 years in the United States Navy, 18 of those years at sea. He retired from the Navy in 1982 with numerous personal awards and unit commendations. Bill was an active member of the USS Cusk (SS-348) reunion group, the boat on which he qualified in Submarines.
Following his Navy career, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1988. He held managerial positions in several manufacturing companies and the YMCA in Bowie, Maryland, and was an independent construction contractor. He was the Construction Manager for South Puget Sound Intertribal Housing Authority at the time of his second retirement in 2002.
Bill was a remarkable man who will be missed by many. He was devoted to his family and spent many happy days watching his grandchildren play. He was a jack of all trades who rarely referenced an instruction manual. He will be remembered for being willing to lend a helping hand, having that one tool needed by a friend, or elbows deep into a project. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading and restoring classic autos.
Bill is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary Jean; daughters Debora Hrbacek of Kaneohe, HI and Genevieve (William) Christensen of Bonney Lake, WA; grandchildren Helena Christensen and Viktor Christensen; and his sister Megan (Rex) Smith of Fort Bragg, CA. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Ida Hrbacek, and his brothers, Denis and Ben.
Bill will be interred at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA.
If you would like to make a contribution in Bill’s memory, please consider supporting Bloodworks Northwest or make a blood donation.
Loving father and husband Ronald Zoldak, age 80 years old, went home to be in Jesus’ arms July 29, 2018 after a courageous battle with bone cancer.
He was born June 12, 1938 in New York, NY.
He proudly served in the Naval Submarine Service as an electrician, than worked as an electrical contractor and as a Realtor for West Realty for 13 years.
He always loved his family and neighbors.
He loved sailing, RV-ing, old cars and fishing. He was eager to share his knowledge of life and listen at all times.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Beatrice Zoldak; son, Ron Zoldak Jr.; son, James Zoldak; grandson, Zachary Zoldak; and daughter, Terri Zoldak.
A memorial service was held at St. Germain’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, August 4th.
Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner.
He will be loved forever and always.
You may contact Beatrice Zoldak at (360) 432-3556.
Richard William Knannlein
Born August 3, 1940, died March 14, 2018
A Celebration of Life for Richard William Knannlein (aka Willy or Bill) will be held August 10 at Taylor Town Restaurant from 1-3 p.m.
Niels Provstgaard. 75, a resident of Lacey, died August 2, 2018, in Lacey. Arrangements are by Woodlawn Funeral Home - Lacey.
Suk Cha Tanaka, 66, a resident of Olympia, died August 2, 2018, at home. Arrangements are by Woodlawn Funeral Home - Lacey.
Donna Kay Hall, 76, a resident of Oakville, died July 27, 2018, at home. Arrangements are by Woodlawn Funeral Home - Lacey.
Boots Lou Whitehead, 75, a resident of Olympia, died August 4, 2018, at home. Arrangements are by Woodlawn Funeral Home - Lacey.
Susan Rose MacCallister, 68, died July 7, 2018, in Olympia.
Lesleann Kangas, 67, a resident of Shelton, died August 5, 2018, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Donna Louise Vermillion, 82, a resident of Union, died August 5, 2018, in Seattle. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Henry Milander, 79, a resident of Shelton, died July 31, 2018, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Karen Sue Nyara, 69, a resident of Shelton, died August 2, 2018, in Shelton. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Scott Wayne Hanson, 57, a resident of Mossyrock, died July 23, 2018, in Centralia. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Orpha Emma McLaughlin, 83, a resident of Shelton, died July 27, 2018, at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Services. Arrangements are by Harrison Family Mortuary.
Gary Laverne Aube, 77, a resident of Shelton, died August 2, 2018, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Violet L. Pittman, 89, a resident of Shelton, died August 5, 2018, in Tacoma. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Walter A. Brewer, 88, a resident of Shelton, died August 4, 2018, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Nancy Triplett, 67, a resident of Shelton, died August 4, 2018, in Shelton. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Joyce Bakel, 84, a resident of Centralia, died August 3, 2018, in Centralia. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Virginia Pauline Seabloom, 93, a resident of Shelton, died August 6, 2018, in Shelton. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Tom G. Thoreson, 70, a resident of Belfair, died August 4, 2018, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
William J. Apley, Jr., 83, a resident of Lacey, died August 5, 2018, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.