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Thread #120096 Message #2734741
Posted By: MCMC
30-Sep-09 - 02:26 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Seattle's John Ross, Mudcatter, April 2009
Subject: RE: Obit: Seattle's John Ross, Mudcatter, April 2009
Thanks to all who were able to attend the celebration of John's life held at Pioneer Hall this past Sunday. It included a recitation of the Jewish Prayer for the Dead, a sea chantey, and a number of personal reminiscences about John.
John was officially laid to rest in the waters of Puget Sound this morning. The second mate led us down to the end of the auto deck as the captain slowed down the ferry; and after we had said our final goodbyes and consigned his ashes to the waves, the captain blew three blasts on the horn in honor of his passing. The second mate wrote down all the information for us:
Date: September 29, 2009
Time: 11:38 a.m.
Latitude: 47 degrees, 36 minutes, 548 seconds
Longitude: 122 degrees, 24 minutes, 185 seconds
(So next time you cross Puget Sound, you can think of John…)