Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Doris Lederer Roosevelt Class of 1972

Doris Lederer with survivor Arnost Lustig, "He is a renowned Czech Jewish author of novels, short stories, plays, and screenplays whose works have often involved the Holocaust."
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Doris Lederer has performed with the Marlboro Music Festival and toured with Music From Marlboro. She has appeared as soloist with the Seattle Symphony, the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and the Albuquerque Chamber Orchestra, among others.

Ms. Lederer has been honored to represent the United States as a jury member at the Eighth Banff International String Quartet Competition in Canada and to be a jury member of the Coleman Chamber Music Competition in California.

Currently an associate professor of viola and chamber music at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA, Ms. Lederer also serves on the faculties of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine, the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program in Idyllwild, California, and the Chautauqua Institution in New York. She has also served on the faculties of The International Festival at Round Top, Texas and The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, as well as the annual Audubon Quartet's Intensive String Quartet Seminars. She has given viola and chamber music Master Classes at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, the Yale School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, the Kansas City Conservatory of Music, Kneisel Hall, the Chautauqua Institute, Idyllwild Arts, the Marrowstone Music Festival in Washington State and the Beijing and Shanghai Conservatories in China.

As a member of the Audubon Quartet since 1976, Ms. Lederer has performed extensively throughout the world and has recorded extensively on the RCA, Telarc, Centaur and Opus One labels.

Ms. Lederer's four solo CD albums, entitled An English Fantasy for Viola and Harp, Music of Arnold Bax and York Bowen, The Passion of Bliss, Bowen and Bridge and Music by York Bowen, which features the Bowen Viola Concerto have been released by Centaur Records.

Born in Istanbul to European parents, Ms. Lederer grew up in Seattle, Washington, where she began her study of the viola at age nine with Vilem Sokol. She studied with Georges Janzer at Indiana University and subsequently attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Michael Tree, Karen Tuttle, Felix Galimir and Mischa Schneider.

Roosevelt class of 1983 Craig Phillip Nicholson

Thank you for the picture Margo Serrano July 19, 2010
Roosevelt class of 1983 Craig Phillip Nicholson
Craig Phillip NICHOLSON April 16, 1965 ~ July 11, 2010 Craig Phillip Nicholson, 45 of Kenmore, WA passed away on July 11, 2010 suddenly leaving family and friends in a state of shock and grief. Craig was born and raised in Seattle, and graduated from Roosevelt High School. Craig lived his life to the fullest, recently completing a trip to the Philippines to attend the wedding of a dear friend. During his short life, he gained an appreciation and love for the water after being a commercial fisherman for 12 years. After his tenure as a fisherman, he started his own Construction Company. Craig took great pride in building homes and doing remodels and the pride that he put into each project was apparent in the final result. He had an attention to detail that resulted in outstanding workmanship and quality construction. Craig touched many people's life and was a friend to all, never hesitating to drop everything to help a friend in need. Craig is survived by his loving wife, Lugene of Kenmore, his two daughters, Elena Myers, 28 of Everett and Brittany Nicholson, 12 (his little pumpkin) of Kenmore. He was very active in school projects for his youngest daughter and was very proud of the girls who have grown up to be remarkable young ladies. Craig was known to put the needs of others before his own needs which leave a void with those who are closest. Craig is also survived by his mother, Corinne Paradis Nicholson Duke and predeceased by his father, John Alexander Nicholson. Others left behind to remember and honor Craig are his brothers, Doug (Karen) of Shoreline and their two children, Kia and Andrew, Randall Nicholson (Jessie) of Medina and their son Jack and his sister, Gail of Seattle and her son, Ryan. Craig will also be remembered by Brandon, his nephew in Utah, who was like a son to him. Craig is also survived by a large group of friends who will miss his laughter, his sense of humor and the unique perspective that he brought to life. Farewell my husband, my father, my son, my brother and my friend, you will be greatly missed and we love you deeply. Memorial services are being provided by Acacia funeral home in Lake Forest Park. Services will be off site, however the family urges those who knew Craig to go to the website at Acacia www.acaciafuneralhome.com to speak of the relationship with Craig. These memories will be saved and shared for his daughters.
Published in The Seattle Times from July 18 to July 19, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Roosevelt class 1973 Christy Timberlake

Mark Sandstrom commented

"Our family had the pleasure of interfacing with Christy Timberlake (Denova) a
generation later -- her daughter Tyana went to preschool with our now 17 y.o.
daughter, and our now 15 y.o.son to Whitman MS, and various sports teams over
the years here in Ballard, with her son Alec. Both of Christy's kids are as
exceptionally talented and nice and down-to-earth as Christy was. It is a very
tough loss but they will carry on her spirit well, I am sure."

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Michael O'Sullivan BURROWS Roosevelt class 1973

Michael O'Sullivan Burrows burst into this world on June 21, 1954. He passed away peacefully on June 22, 2010 as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage he suffered on Thursday, June 17th. Michael spent his entire childhood in the Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle. He attended McGilvra Elementary, St. Michael's University School in Victoria BC and graduated from Roosevelt High School. Following high school, Michael served honorably in the United States Navy aboard the USS Ranger. After attending college, he worked in the family forest products business. Michael developed an impressive talent for tennis at an early age and was a lifelong member of The Seattle Tennis Club. During his later years, golf became his passion, consuming countless happy hours on the course with his many friends in pursuit of perfecting his handicap. He had an extraordinarily warm heart and robust sense of humor. He was a consummate entertainer, generous to a fault and a well-respected leader in the Pacific Northwest Hardwoods industry. Michael was an adoring husband, loving father, devoted brother and deeply loyal friend. He had an astonishing number of 'best friends'. All who have had the honor to know him will dearly miss him. He was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Burrows. He is survived by his loving wife Tove Burrows, son Petter Burrows, mother Joan Strand, brother Christopher Burrows (Leslie), sister Anne Reid (Michael), mother-in-law Kari Pors, sister-in law Kirsti James (Peter), sister-in-law Mari-Ann Murphy (Ben) and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service held at 4 o'clock on Monday, June 28th at St. Bridget's Church, located at 4900 N.E. 50th, Seattle. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances be made to a fund for educational purposes that has been established for Michael's son Petter. Donations may be made at any Wells Fargo Bank in the name of: Scholarship Fund for Petter Burrows.
Published in The Seattle Times from June 25 to June 27, 2010 June 28, 2010
May your hearts heal with the happy and loving memories of 'Mikey'...I will always remember his robust laughter and what a great host he was... You knew if you were in his presence in a work and or casual instance there would be laughing and FUN!
May you rest in peace Mikey!! Jimmy L. DuBois
~ Jimmy DuBois, Bisbee, Arizona |Contact Me June 26, 2010
Dear family, my sincere condolences for you loss.
May you draw close to the father of tender mercies and God of all comfort at this difficult time.

Janel June 25, 2010
We will always remember your big smile and warmth toward all. Please give my dad a huge Mikey hug for us.

Jane Harris Nellams on Christy Timberlake / Roosevelt High School

Jane Harris Nellams said Christy Timberlake died in March 2007 of stomach cancer. Today would have been her 55th birthday. Several of us had a tree planted in her honor at Green Lake near the Bathhouse Theater. I stopped by it today on my walk.
If you are facing the Bathhouse theater and the lake, walk to the left side of the building and go to the water's edge. At the left end of the developed beach area are three sappling Black Tupelo trees. The first one is Christy's. It has a tag hanging around it at about eye level for those of us who are 5' 6".

Laurel Baker / Roosevelt High School

Dave Filer and I dated for 4 - 5 years all thru high school. He contacted me a few years ago and I hadn't heard from him since we broke up after high school. So needless to say this was such a shock to hear from him.
He was dying of LuGericks Disease and wanted to ( I am sure ) close some chapters in his life.
We had a pretty tight group of friends in high school that were inseparable.
So when Dave called me with the bad new of his disease ( which by the way was such a shock for me to hear from him after all these years ). I decided to get our old group together to honor Dave and say our final goodbyes. Dave was living in Tusan, AZ so we had to get created. I hired a photographer and video taped the whole party along with special private messages from each friend who attended my party in honor of Dave.
It touched him deeply. He died a few months later but I was able to be his ray of sunshine via the telephone after all these years of not communicating with him . We tried to talk regularly.
My husband of 27 plus years was a gem thru this all and very supportive of me being there for Dave.
This was such a blessing to me to be able to bring Joy to him in his last days.

Laurel Baker

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Laurel ( Mayovsky) Baker sent me these names

In Memoriam 1973

Doni A Gough, Betty Dunn, Dave Filer