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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDA~ SEPTEMBER 9, 2009 * B3 OBITUARIES Kevin Louise Clodfelter As a hum- mingbird stood watch Kelley outside her window, Kevin made peace with her cancer battle on Aug. 3, 2009. A private ceremony Kevin ClodfelLer was held. Kevin is proudly survived by her children Jordan Clodfelter, of Seattle, Kellie Clodfelter, of Bend, Ore., and Jason Clodfel- ter, of Everett; their loving fa- ther Jim Clodfelter; and Kevin's special delight, her granddaugh- ter Andre Louise Newson, of Bend, Ore. Kevin is also survived by her loving sis- ters Kitt and her husband Mike O'Leary, Keechie Meier, Polly Smith, Kandice, and her hus- band John Kevin Peterson; and numer- ous nieces and nephews. For Kevin's love of nature and her wonderful passion for life, we are holding a celebra- tion of our time enjoyed with her at Lake Sammamish State Park at noon Saturday, Sept. 19. Ke n requested that no black will be worn, and that laughter surrounds our gathering. Re- membrances by donation may be made to ASPCA to honor her love of animals. Joseph B. Witt Joseph B. Witt died peacefully at home July 29, 2009. He was 91. He is sur- vived by his daughter Kathy Garri- son, two Joseph Wilt grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Born April 21, 1918, Joseph served in the Navy during World War II. He then graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Lewis- ton, Idaho. He taught in the public school systems in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. He had been a life-long member of The Elks Club and greatly en- joyed his friends and "poker bud- dies." He will not only be missed as "Grandpa," but also for his great sense of humor. Ava Christina Shane Mueller Ava Christina Shane Mueller was born Aug. 12, 2009. She weighed six pounds, eight ounces and measured 20 inches. Although we had to say goodbye without ever say- ing hello, and she never got the chance to meet us, we love her deeply. Matt and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our family and friends for your continued support. Ava would have been blessed to be a part of such a strong community. I know we are. Thank you, Angle and Matt. Ava Mueller By Angelo Grosso Issaquah Press intern IFYOU GO The Issaquah History Museums' sixth annual Hometown Issaquah Reunion is a great way to learn more about the city and the peo- ple who helped build it. Since 2004, the event has pro- vided past and present residents of Issaquah the chance to share family stories and memories from their time in the city. That in- cludes anyone who has lived here Hometown Issaquah Reunion 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12 Depot freight room 50 Rainier Blvd. N. www.issaquahhistory.org the others around them are also reminiscing," Maniez said. "The a long time or new citizens who important thing is convincing want to learn more about their everyone how important their sto- city. rips are to history. We would love "Every year, we get a lot of new to have a lot of people to come notes and information," said Erica and attend. Preservation is so very Maniez, director of the Issaquah important." History Museums. "The new con- The Hometown Issaquah Re- tacts we receive create new im- union is open to the public; volun- pressions that help us paint a bet- teers are also needed. ter picture of the history of Is- There is a fee for each of the saquah." three workshops, $8 for nonmem- This is the second year guests burs or $6 for members. Coffee will be able to attend workshops, and conversation, from 11:15 This year, there will be three a.m. - 12:45 p.m., is free. workshops, each designed to Every time, people get really give guests an in-depth explana- riled up," Pearson said. "They tion of the importance of preser- feel that they were present dur- vation, ing something historically impor- "This year, the workshops have tant, which they were. I love been tweaked a bit," Maniez said. hearing people talk about his- "We want to encourage the im- tory." portance of Issaquah's history, so we outlined workshops that will ---1 help us demonstrate the signifi- cance of preserving one s his- tory." The first workshop is from 9:30-11 a.m. and will focus on writing personal memories. It will $1 M $NMgm explore the relationship between an individual's life and how it can affect big history. "We all make history, whether Susan H. Ge nd, ors, GRI, ASP Certified Residential Specialist we know it or not," said Kim ................ ~.~ Pearson, presenter of the work- I 206-719-4663 , . ~. I1 ~ ~ www.susangerend.com ~ ..... shop. I've been doing personal s erend@windermere.com memories workshops since 2000, and it amazes me every time how excited people get when they f share memories with one an- other." PHOTOS BY GREG FARRAR CONCERT FINALE Above, Shelley and the Curves performs Aug. 25 for a packed house of dancers and picnickers at the community center, during the final Concert on the Green of the summer. Above, right, Lillian Luedke, 2, enjoys her upside-down look at the world while being carried by her dad, May Valley resident Andy Luedke. Below right, Carlyn Schmidgall (left), 11, swings Avalon Feller, 10, with Sarah Walker, 11, holding the other side as they dance to the music. At right, lead vocalist Shelley Tomberg (right) and Sally Annabella perform a song with one glove each in tribute to Michael Jackson. ny By Hunter Deiglmeier Issaquah Press intern Thousands of individuals will walk in the Breast Cancer 3 Day event in Seattle from Sept. 11- 13, enjoying time with friends and family, remembering loved ones who have died and fundraising for a cure. Issaquah resident Cinnamon Ruvolo is one who said she is ea- ger to take on the challenge of the 60-mile trek. "A good friend of mine, Eliza- done." The Breast Cancer 3 Day event will be held in 15 cities through- out the United States, in which all participants will walk an average of 20 miles per day, and raise funds for critical breast cancer re- search, education and community health programs. The ultimate goal, however, is to completely erase a disease that affects, and all too often takes, so many lives around the world. Participants have to raise $2,300 each before the event, beth Blencoe, did the event last with 85 percent of the net pro- year and after hearing about her ceeds going to the Susan G. experience, and just the sheer Komen for the Cure Founda- challenge of walking 60 miles, tion, and the other 15 percent was very intriguing to me," she said. "I was already an active walker with my dogs, so I thought, 'Hey, maybe I could do that, too.'" At first, the 60-mile, three-day walk seems like a test of physical endurance and fitness. However, as Ruvolo discovered, it is much more than that. "I was definitely originally in- going to the National Philan- thropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. Ruvolo is participating in the walk with her friend Marian Nadji. "We have been training to- gether and are very excited to accomplish this task together," Ruvolo said. "Breast cancer is something that we can eventually find a cure for." spired by pushing myself to do something that seems impossible on the surface," she said. But after I went to some introductory meetings and really started un- derstanding what the Susan G. Komen foundation is trying to accomplish by taking out breast cancer, then it really clicked for mecuring breast cancer is what walking 60 miles is for me, she added "An almost impossible feat, but we know it can be ,6! "~ 977GT Available in Extra Wide For Both Men & Women. Either Dress or Play, We Have You Covered. EDMONDS BELLEVUE 76;M Lake Ballinger Way 12402 SE 38th St. I-5 exit t 77/Hwy 104W to Kingston FurW (Behind Factoria Matt Near Top Gun Restaurant) M-F10-6, SAT 10-5, SUN l 1-4 M-F 10-6, SAT 10-5, SUN 1 1-4 425.675.9424 425.614.0087 The second workshop is from 1- 2:30 p.m. and, will look at the With the purchase of two beverages. I tracing of one s own personal his- I tory by going through his or her family tree. The third workshop On your next visit, save on any be from 3-4:30 p,m. and will be aimed at preserving family breakfast, lunch or dinner photos and heirlooms. Each year, guests have been entree and able to 100k t 0ugh many images enjoy. from the museum photo collec- I Real Breakfast 24/7, I tion. These include pictures from old-town Issaquah and some of the pioneer residents who helped Valid only at Issaquah location" . Not valid" with" any other coupon or offers. Coupon has no rash value. No change returned. One shape Issaquah into the city we coupon per visit. One coupon per check per visit. Taxes and gratuity not included. No substitution~ Alcoholic beverages not know today. " included. Valid at participating restaurants only. Selection and prices may vary. and Internet printed or purchased coupons are oot valid. 2008 DFO, LL.C. "People remembermorewhen 1 1 1 / I 1 1 I / 1 Iii / Just in time for the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, a new Torah scroll will be completed at the Chabad of the Central Cascades, a Jewish outreach, educational and social service organization in Issaquah. At 3:30 p.m. Sept. 13, commu- nity leaders and rabbis will join the event, starting at the Lake- side Montessori parking lot at 2001 15th Ave N.E., followed by a parade down Black Nugget Road, taking the Torah to it's new home, Chabad of the Central Cascades Center, 24121 S.E. Black Nugget Road. Participants of the celebration will help an expert scribe com- plete the final letters of the scroll. The Torah scroll, one of the Jewish people's most sacred ob- jects, has roughly 600,000 hand- written letters. With a feather and special mix for ink, the scribe writes the five books of Moses on roughly 54 pieces of parchment. The average process takes more than a year to pro- duce the beautiful workmanship of a Torah scroll. When a scroll is completed, it calls for a great celebration by the city greeting it to its new home -- the Holy Ark in the Syn- agogue: All the Torah scrolls join the greeting procession as they accompany the dancing, which begins from the street. The Chabad of the Central Cas- cades' Torah was donated by Mendy and Chanie Fischer, of Brooklyn, N.Y. They will join the celebration. All are welcome to attend the celebration. Go to www.ChabadIssaquah.com or call 985-7639. CHIROPRACTORS Klahanie Chiropractic Dr. Ken Lichtenwalter, B.A., D.C. Dr. Benjamin Britton, D.C., C.C.S.P. Located in the Klahanie Village Shopping Ca-. (425) 391-5050 www.ynhealthcare.eom COUNSELING 8C MENTAL River Valley Psychological Services 5837 221st PI. S.E. Issaquah, WA 98027 (425) 391-0887 Sharon Pellegrini, Clinic Manager Kevin Connolly, Ph.D. David Forrest, Ph.D. John Gibson, DSW Marisol Hanley, Ph.D Mary Hendriekson, Ph.D. Elizabeth Irwin, Ph.D Thinagara S. Jayakumar, M.D. "Dr. Jay" Beatrice Joe, LMFT Maria Elena Lara, Ph.D. Heidi Summers, M,D. John Sullon-Gamache, Ph.D Launi Treece, Ph.D. Janyce Viel~ LMFT, Psy.D. DENTISTS Barry Feder, D.D.S., P.S. Mark Germack, D.D.S. Family Dentistry 450 NW Gilman Blvd., Suite 103 Issaquah, (425) 392-7541 Jonathan A. Levey, D.D.S. Pine Lake Dental/Medical Center 22725S~2~S~B Sammy511 OPTOMETRISTS Dr. Walter V. Cassidy Dr. Stephan L. Cassidy Issaquah Vision Clinic 450 NW Gilman Blvd., Suite 104 Issaquah, (425) 392-8756, (425) 747-8283 NewVision EyeCare Kerry J. Moseovitz, O.D. Pine Lake Dental-Medical Center 22741 SE 29th Street Sammamish, (425) 392-2196 www, newvision-eyeeare.com PHYSICIANS Mark F. Bressler, M.D. Issaquah Dermatology Issaquah Professional Center 85 NW Alder PI., Suite A Issaquah, (425) 391-5533 MASON ISSAQUAH 100 NE Gilman Blvd. (425) 557-S000 Primary_ Care Family Practice Internal Medicine Pediatrics L Specialty_ Care Audiology/Hearing Aid Services Gastroenterology General Surgery Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Laser Refractive Surgery Corneal Transplants Optometry Contacts & Glasses Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, & Throat) Occupational Therapy Podiatry