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Obituaries (or In Memoriams for that form) printed in The News Tribune, including both text and photos, can appear on for an additional charge and are archived indefinitely in's searchable database. Funeral Service Notices are not archived and consist of current listings from many area funeral homes.
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Anthony V. Zajac, Sr. Our loving father, born Dec. 13, 1929, passed Apr. 14, 2014. A graduate of Bellarmine Prep, class of 1947, and a retired Teamster, member Local 599, he had a big passion for hunting and fishing. .Survived by sons David, Charles, Anthony Jr., Bryan, and Frederick, and daughter Charlotte Jamison. Memorial 2pm Friday, April 25th, at Weeks Dryer Mortuary Chapel.
Pub Date: 4/18/2014

Baby Jayceon Maurice Iven Thomas Was born August 11, 2013 at Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, WA to Iven Thomas and Vanessa Henderson. Baby Jayceon was so energetic for his age, he was full of life, joyful, loving, strong, playful and always had a big smile and would look up at you with those beautiful eyes. Baby Jayceon will be greatly missed. Funeral Service will be on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11am at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 1211 South "I" Street, Tacoma, WA 98405, 253-272-4949. Interment service following at Mt. View Memorial Park, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd, SW, Lakewood, WA.
Pub Date: 4/18/2014

Curtis Maurice Shaw II Curtis passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Curtis was born on August 5, 1946 in Oklahoma City to parents Curtis Maurice and Marzella Leora (Flemming) Shaw. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 18 and met Myvong Ae, the love of his life, in Seoul, Korea. He retired with full honors after a 20-year career as a SFC in Infantry stationed in Fort Lewis, WA. Since then he has worked for Garda (Armored Transport) for the past 27 years. Curtis had a passion for cars and racing. He raced his 1969 Camaro in Germany and other speedways around the US, winning many trophies and accolades. His other passion was serving those around him. He has been a faithful member and Elder of Tacoma Joong-Ang Presbyterian Church for the past 40 years. Curtis is survived by his wife, Myong Ae, daughters Moon Chong and Christine, sons Curtis Maurice III, James, and Matthew, six sisters, two brothers, 19 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Curtis was an amazing, honest, loyal, generous husband, father and friend. He always had a big smile, and never had anything negative to say because he always saw the good in everyone. He will be missed by everyone that was fortunate and blessed enough to meet him. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy through his relationship with Jesus Christ; his unfailing love for God and family will continue to live on through all those he touched. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Joong-Ang Presbyterian Church, 8001 Pine St., Lakewood, WA, followed by graveside services at New Tacoma Cemetery at 11:30 a.m., 9221 Chambers Creek Rd. West University Place, WA.
Pub Date: 4/18/2014

David Charles Norton Our husband, father, grandfather, friend and brother, David Charles Norton, Sr., passed away peacefully on April 2, 2014. He was born April 18,1942 in Tacoma, Washington. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl, of 31 years, two children, David Norton, Jr. and Debra (Norton) Metz and his only grandson, Brandon Norton. He is also survived by his brother, James Norton. Those that were closest to him will miss his sense of humor, giving spirit, loving generosity, and amazing strength. He will remain forever in our hearts. Details of his Celebration of Life for family and friends will be announced at a later date.
Pub Date: 4/18/2014

George Carty Nicholson 1/1/1931 to 3/29/2014 Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather Born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, George owned Budget Plumbing and was known for bringing his Schnauzer Misty on service calls. He is survived by his brother Brian (Dublin), son and daughter-in-law Scott and Jill (Tacoma), and 3 grandchildren, Rose, Mallory, and Ian. George and his wife Muriel are together again, and can rest in peace now. We all love you and miss you very much! Please see formal obit at Memorial service Saturday, April 26, 2:00pm, Lakeview Chapel, 4606 108th St SW, Lakewood. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Franciscan Hospice.
Pub Date: 4/18/2014

Robert Kinsey "Larry" Age 68, passed on to meet the Lord on April 10, 2014 in his home with family at his side. He will be missed by many, but those who had the privelege of knowing him will carry a piece of him forever. Please see a full obituary at where details of a memorial will be posted.
Pub Date: 4/18/2014

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