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,Life Mercer Is, REPORTER OBITUARIES Graham Andrew Tash Sr. Graham Andrew Tash Sr. missioned as a second lieutenant passed away on Saturday, Dec. in the Navy and served in the 4, 2004. He was 85. Graham Pacific during World War IL He was a 45-year resident of Mercer was recalled to active duty in Island, most recently residing 1950 during the Korean War and at Covenant Shores. served in the Naval Reserves Mr. Tash was born Christmas until he retired his commission Day, 1918, in Butte, Mont to Dr. at the rank of commander in and Mrs. Harry A. Tash. 1962. He attended Murray Grade He started his civilian career School and graduated from Butte with Wdliam O. McKay Ford, in High School in 1937. Mr. Tash Seattle and later joined attended the University of Massachusetts Mutual Life Washington and graduated in Insurance Company, where he 1941. He was a member thewas appointed as agency asso- Sigma Nu fraternity and served ciate in 1952. He went on to as president during his junior serve as assistant general agent an.d senior years. He was a mem- in the Seattle office and was ber of the Innerfratemity Council, elected president of the Seattle Montana Club, Oval Club and Life Underwriters Association Naval ROTC. He joined thefrom 1966 to 1967. Husky football team as manag- In 1978, along with his busi- er his freshman year. ness partner Steward Lyle, he Mr. Tash met the love of his founded Tash/Lyle & Associates life, Charlotte Hawes, and they (now Tash, Lyle &Jones), an in- were married March 28, 1942. surance and employee benefits They enjoyed 54 years of mar- company. Mr. Tash retired in riage until Char's death in 1996. 1998. Following graduation fromAfter 40 years of distin- the UW, Mr. Tash was com-guished volunteer service, as division commander of the Western re- gion, Mr. Tash was inducted into the Sigma Nu National GrahamTash Sr. Hall of Honor. He was a member of the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation for the 20 years. Over the last 50 years, 1(,lr. Tash participated, organized and enjoyed a high level of play as an avid handball player and com- petitive dominos partner at the Washington Athletic Club. Mr. Tash's Montana roots gave him a lifelong enjoyment of hunting and the outdoors but his passion was fly fishing. The Snoqualmie, Deschutes and Yakima rivers Were his favorite fishing spots. He always had a smile on his face Whenever he was on a river. Most of all, Mr. Tash was a loving husband and a caring fa- ther. He was always interested in A7 Wednesday, December 15, 2004 others and made people feel spe- cial. His smile, the twinkle in his eye and his sense of humor will be remembered. He was al- ways ready with a joke or a sto- ry. He always succeeded in his goal to make others smile. Mr. Tash is survived by his children: Lesley A. McKnight of Woodinville, Carolyn D. Tash of Woodinville, Barbara G. Cahoon of Mercer Island, and Graham A. Tash Jr. of Tacoma; seven grandchildren: Jeffrey C. McKnight of Kirkland, Anne Marie Crotty of Hermosa Beach, Calif Christopher A. Cahoon of Seattle, Aaron G. Cahoon of- Mercer Island, Jacqueline E. Tash, Katherine J. Tash, Graham A. Tash III of Tacoma; and his sister, Ho Taylor of Anacortes. A memorial service will be held for Mr. Tash at noon Friday, Dec. 17, at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E.; 232-5595. " The family suggests that re- membrances in Mr. Tash's name may be made to the Salvation Army, Seattle Chapter or the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation. m/o~ lP.eai E~m Rnmm~" i POLICE REPORT Domestic violence Police arrested a 32-year-old Mercer Island man in the 2900 block of 76th Avenue S.E. early on the morning of Dec. 11 for investigation of domestic vio- lence assault. His roommate said she had been hit in the face with an open hand during an argu- ment: Her nose and mouth were injured, a report said. Burglary A man reported that several items including furniture worth $4,500, a piece of art worth $1,000 and $250 worth of kitchenware were stolen from his home in the 7200 block of S.E. 24th Street, according to a report taken Dec. 11. Bird sculptures lifted A woman who lives in the 4000 block of 79th Avenue S.E. reported that two large yard sculp- tures of birds were stolen from outside her residence sometime since November. The sculptures were worth an estimated $3,000 each. Ring gone A resident of Covenant Shores, in the 9100 block of Fortuna Drive, reported Dec. 12 that a di- amond solitaire ring was miss- ing, a report said. Cars prowled Numerous residents reported cars prowled in their driveways and/or open garages in the past week, Among the reports were: 3200 block of 74th Avenue S.E.: A man reported Dec. 10 that someone looked through his un- locked red 1995 Toyota truck, which was parked in the driveway. Some papers may have been taken. 3200 block of 74th Avenue S.E.: A man parked his blue 2003 Volkswagen Beetle in his garage, closed the door and returned in the morning to find the car gone and the garage door opener damaged, according to a report from Dec. 10. 9500 block of S.E. 43rd Street: An unlocked, silver 1998 Lexus was entered and ransacked while parked in the driveway overnight, a report from Dec. 8 said. 5300 block of 90th Avenue S.E.: Someone entered an un- locked, black 2003 Chrysler Town and Country van that was parked in the driveway overnight. A bag containing cosmetics and per- sonal items, and h Magellan GPS unit worth $1,154 were stolen. Malicious mischief Someone threw white paint on a tree, put brown paint on two steel posts and painted a holiday message on the brickwork at Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd St a report from Dec. 9 said. Credit card fraud Someone charged $54,000 on an Island man's Visa card, and attempted to charge an addition- al $30,000, he reported to police Dec. 6. The victim still had his card and did not know how the number was taken or used. Mail theft A woman reported Dec. 11 that a package of CDs and video games was stolen from her mail- box in the 8300 block of S.E. 59th Street. R~nton When you can't wait to feel better, you can call on Swedish Physicians Factoria for outstanding primary care. The clinic is con- veniently located off of 1-90 and offers same-day and next-day appointments. Even more than convenience, you'll receive the reassurance of ' being cared for by top physicians who can connect you to the resources of Swedish Medical Center, should you ever need Why wait? Swedish can see you now. For an ment at the Factoria (425) 641-4000. You can also find a Physicians clinic in Pine Anne M. Bankson, M.D. Naheed P. Esmail, D.O. Esther E Liu, M.D. David K. 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