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CHARLES BOB DAVIS March 17, 2022

CHARLES BOB DAVIS March 17, 2022

My friend and long time colleague died early in the morning on St Patrick’s day.  He was not a lawyer, but he taught me more about representing clients then any law professor ever did. Bob was working for an insurance company as an adjustor when I met him in Mount Vernon. I had started a law practice after ending my partnership with Harwood Bannister and Stanley Bruhn. I had no law partners, but I had the good sense to hire…

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HOLLIS BARNETT 1907 – 1990 – An Extraordinary Man

HOLLIS BARNETT 1907 – 1990 – An Extraordinary Man

My father in law, Hollis Hall Barnett died in Puyallup, Washington at the age of 83 on March 22nd, 1990. He was a unique and wonderful man. You can read about his extraordinary wife Betty Barnett and more about this couple who I grew to love.  https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2010/03/i-write-this-in-memory-of-my-wifes-father-hollis-hall-barnett-whodied-in-puyallup-washington-on-march-22-1990-at-the-a.html Hollis was born in Buckley, Washington on May 3, 1907 and spent his younger years at Mt. Rainier National Park where his father, Herman “Herm” Burke Barnett, was a National Park Ranger. Hollis…

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PETER BABAROVICH BORN 1861 & DIED IN ANACORTES 1935

PETER BABAROVICH BORN 1861 & DIED IN ANACORTES 1935

My maternal grandfather Peter (Petar) Babarovich died the year I was born – 1935. I was born on February 21st of 1935, but he died a month later on March 5th of that year. As a result, I never knew this unique man. Nonno Babarovich was born April 12, 1861 in the village of Splitska on the island of Brac in Croatia off the coast of Split in the Adriatic Sea. Peter was the second child  of his father, Ernest…

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PHYLLIS MARIE LUVERA ENNES 1928 – 2013

PHYLLIS MARIE LUVERA ENNES 1928 – 2013

My sister Phyllis Luvera Ennes died on January 7, 2013. She was the oldest of the three Luvera children, Anita Mayer and I as the youngest. For my previous post about Phyllis see  https://paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2013/01/phyllis-luvera-ennes-1928-2013.htm  Born to Paul and Mary Luvera in Anacortes January 29, 1928,  she graduated from Anacortes High School in 1946 with honors and attended the University of Washington where she obtained a degree in English and in 1953 a teaching certificate from Western Washington University. She completed…

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REMEMBERING FILLIPA LUVERA 1870 – 1946 & ELIZABETH “BETTY” BARNETT 1910 – 1985

REMEMBERING FILLIPA LUVERA 1870 – 1946 & ELIZABETH “BETTY” BARNETT 1910 – 1985

My grandmother, dad’s mother,  died on December 20, 1946 in Anacortes. She was an Italian grandmother who looked like an Italian grandmother.  She was an outstanding cook with many talents. She spoke only a few words of English, but visiting Nonna and Nonno Luvera was an adventure because she was always feeding us children wonderful food or treats whenever we visited. In the photo is Nonna, my sisters Phyllis, Anita, me and my grandfather Nicola Luvera.  this is in memory…

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REMEMBERING FRIENDS IN NOVEMBER: MICHAEL SCHMITT, JOE VOEGTLIN, JACK DEIERLEIN & JOHN WILSON

REMEMBERING FRIENDS IN NOVEMBER: MICHAEL SCHMITT, JOE VOEGTLIN, JACK DEIERLEIN & JOHN WILSON

November is a time the Catholic Church remembers the dead with a celebration on November 1st and November 2nd. It’s a fitting to remember good people who are no longer with us. Here are a few of these special people who died during this period and who played a role in my life.  The reverend Michael J. Schmitt was born in 1929 in Port Angeles. He died at age 58 on November 10, 1987 in Auburn, Washington in an auto…

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PAUL NICHOLAS LUVERA, SR 1898 – 1990

PAUL NICHOLAS LUVERA, SR 1898 – 1990

Today is the anniversary of the death of my father, Paul Nicholas Luvera Sr. He was born on March 25, 1898, he died in Anacortes, Washington on November 4, 1990 at the age of 92. I’ve published details of his extraordinary life many times. See https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2013/11/dad-1.html for a complete history of his life. Dad was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, the son of Niccola and Fillippa Luvera. His father and oldest brother left for Canada where they worked for the…

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REMEMBERING FILLIPA LUVERA 1870 – 1946 & ELIZABETH “BETTY” BARNETT 1910 – 1985

REMEMBERING FILLIPA LUVERA 1870 – 1946 & ELIZABETH “BETTY” BARNETT 1910 – 1985

My grandmother, dad’s mother,  died on December 20, 1946 in Anacortes. She was an Italian grandmother who looked like an Italian grandmother.  She was an outstanding cook with many talents. She spoke only a few words of English, but visiting Nonna and Nonno Luvera was an adventure because she was always feeding us children wonderful food or treats whenever we visited. In the photo is Nonna, my sisters Phyllis, Anita, me and my grandfather Nicola Luvera.  this is in memory…

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NICK PETRISH 1937 – 2011

NICK PETRISH 1937 – 2011

Nick  Petrish died in Anacortes on December 19, 2011. We had a long friendship. We went from grade school through high school together. We played sports in school on the same teams.  We had a common background of purse seine fishing through school and parents with a Croatian background. After college Nick ended up working with me in my law firm as our investigator and legal assistant. We worked together from 1977 until his illness in 2011 forced his retirement….

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MY GRANDMOTHER Marija Mattia Vulic’ BABAROVICH 1863 to 1953

MY GRANDMOTHER Marija Mattia Vulic’ BABAROVICH 1863 to 1953

The year I graduated from high school in Anacortes, Washington, my maternal grandmother Marija Babarovich died. Her story of immigration is one of great courage and sacrifice that I have described in writing about my mother. But, on the annversary of her death I want to reprint it again. She was born September 21, 1863 in Splitska, Brac, Croatia and died August 8, 1953 in Anacortes, Washington. I remember her vividly. A tall erect woman with hair piled high on…

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