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Mamie Josephine DiMartino
Mamie DiMartino died at Aljoya Thornton Place home on May 16 after a long illness, with family at her side. She was 96.
She was born in Long Beach, CA to Joseph Lombard (Gialombardo) and Vincenzia “Jennie” Siragusa, and was the youngest of three daughters, earning her the nickname, “Babe”.
She graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School, and while working at Frank’s Five and Dime, became a pen-pal to Ernesto DiMartino who was stationed in Guadalcanal while serving in the Navy. They finally met after corresponding for six months and were married in 1945.
She was a member of Christ the King Parish. She enjoyed many years of golf with friends and family, playing her last round at the age of 91 in Hawaii. She was very active at Jefferson Golf Course and later at Jackson, serving as Ladies Captain, receiving numerous awards and trophies and had five holes-in-one. She loved dinners with her family who meant so much to her, and was a fabulous cook.
She was preceded in death in 2012 by her husband, Ernie. They were married for 67 years. She is survived by her sons, Nick and Greg; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Monday June 3 at 1:00pm at Harvey Funeral Chapel, 508 N 36th St., Seattle, 98103. A private interment will follow at a later date at Calvary Cemetery.
Valentine Ellis died on May 24. He was 94.
He was born in Spokane on May 30, 1924 and attended O’Dea High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was part of the D-Day invasion of Normandy.
He married Patricia Comer on May 28, 1949 and lived in Seattle. He worked as a truck driver. He spent the last 37 years in Alderwood Manor. They attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, where he served as an usher and member of the Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bicycling and bowling.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; grandson Tommy and great grandson Colden. He is survived by his sons, Robert and Thomas; daughters, Valerie, Mary and Sarah; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Friday May 31 at 11 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 2316 180th Street SE, Bothell, with interment at Holyrood Cemetery.