Welcome to the world Ethan!
Born: November 29, 2016
Ethan Richard Blume was born at 11:36pm on Tuesday to delighted parents Rebecca and Grant Blume. He was 10lbs 11oz and 22” long. New baby, Mom, and Dad are doing well! Ethan joins older siblings Isaac & Olivia and is also the grandson of Debi & Peter Ehrlichman.
James “Jim” McGrath
Born: August 6, 1928 Died: November 15, 2016
Jim was an active member of UCUCC since 1983, with his wife Charlotte, who passed away in 2004. Jim’s professional career was spent in Bellevue as a pediatrician, where he helped found Overlake Hospital. Jim volunteered at the Church Council of Greater Seattle, and was involved in our peace action groups. He cared deeply about nuclear disarmament, and children and youth at risk. The “McGrath House,” the University Congregational Housing Association’s house for youth aging out of foster care, is named in honor of Jim and Charlotte. Jim was an enthusiastic participant in The Lecture Series, bringing his sharp mind to questions of faith. Our prayers go out to his children, grandchildren, family & friends.
Susan “Sue” Landeen
Born: February 3, 1942 Died: November 19, 2016
Sue died unexpectedly, but surrounded in love by her family. Sue and Jerry joined UCUCC in 1970 and have been very active members. Sue was a gifted musician and taught piano to many students in the Seattle area. At church she would accompany young people and the Children’s choir. She also served for many years on the Worship & Music Board, Nominating committee, find-ing children to give the Call to Worship, Superfluity and various other ways. Sue was a positive, caring person, whom our community will greatly miss. Prayers and thoughts go to her husband Jerry, their children and families, along with their friends and community.
Born: December 19, 1922 Died: November 27, 2016
Lynn died early in the morning on Sunday. He had been a member for 64 years. Lynn and his wife Marlys were involved in the life of the church and even after they moved to Lopez Island they would commute to worship services many times. Lynn was an educator, innovator and community leader. He had a long career as Principal at Shorecrest High School in the Shoreline School district and worked as the Associate Executive Director of Association of Washington Principals.
We hold Marlys, their children, and grandchildren in our prayers.