Earl Anthony, 63, was a longtime Tacoma resident who became a superstar in professional bowling. "Square Earl" won a record 41 pro tournaments and earned over $1 million in prize money.
The Industry Standard, a three-year-old weekly news magazine about the computer and Internet industries, ran out of money and ceased publication last week. Its ad volume fell by 75 percent after the tech-stock crash, and never recovered.
Alan Rafkin, 73, directed the Don Knotts film classics The Ghost and Mr. Chicken and The Shakiest Gun in the West, plus episodes of nearly every TV sitcom ever made.
Nova Zembla, whose closing sale concludes this week, was the only Bellevue furniture store to ever be named for a fictional kingdom in the Nabokov novel Pale Fire.
Robert Rimmer, 84, wrote the collegiate free-love novel The Harrad Experiment, which became a 1973 softcore movie with Don Johnson and Tippi Hedren.
Donald Woods, 67, was an anti-apartheid newspaper editor in South Africa from 1965 to 1977, and was the subject of the 1987 film Cry Freedom.
The Roxy Theater in Renton closed, striking a blow to that town's efforts to revitalize a downtown business district beset by a Wal-Mart and strip malls.
Kim Stanley, 76, won an Oscar nomination for playing Frances Farmer's stern, commitment-papers-signing mom in the film Frances. She was also a suburban English kidnapper in Seance on a Wet Afternoon.
Caitlin March, 20, was a UW pre-nursing student who started "Little Habitats for Little Heroes," a Swedish Hospital Foundation program providing doll houses and play habitats for seriously ill children. According to her paid Seattle Times notice, she "made everything look easy--from calculus to computers, crafting to chemo."
The Santa Fe Cafe, a Ravenna District institution for some 20 years, has gone to the big nacho plate in the sky.
Our regrets to the family of James Billingham, whose name was misspelled in a prior Obits column.