Class of 1956

DR. RUSSELL P. ESPOSITO, ORTHODONTICS CLASS OF 1956

Dr. EspositoDr. Russell Paul “Russ” Esposito died on May 31, 2014. He was 94.

Dr. Esposito was born to Pasquale (Charles) and Angelina Esposito on March 26, 1920 in Spokane, Wash. He was raised in the Gonzaga University/St. Aloysius neighborhood and attended St. Aloysius grade school and Gonzaga Prep before entering Gonzaga University. He enrolled in pre-medicine and played end during Gonzaga’s final era of college football. While in school, he assisted his father at the family grocery store. After college, he attended medical school in Portland, Ore., where he completed a degree in dentistry. While there, he met Peggy Tallman. Upon his graduation, they married on Nov. 11, 1944. He joined the Army as a dentist during World War II. Later he transferred to the Navy and was stationed in San Diego.

After the war, the Espositos returned to Spokane to open his practice, but were forced to close it when he was recalled to active duty by the Navy during the Korean War. At Oakland California Naval Base, he operated out of a mobile medical van. After that, he completed his certification in Orthodontics, specializing in maxillofacial surgery, at the School of Dentistry. He practiced orthodontics in Spokane, with Peggy as his medical assistant. The couple retired at age 65 and began to travel.

Dr. Esposito enjoyed being with his immediate family: the Migliuri clan on his mother’s side in Spokane and the Scarcellos on his father’s side near Rathdrum, Idaho. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and traveled to Alaska with his brother Joseph. He loved his yard and garden and spent time relaxing with family and doing work on the family cabin at Twin Lakes, Idaho. The Espositos visited Europe, Australia, China, Canada, Africa and other destinations, often meeting up with his uncle George Migliuri. They also traveled around the country in their motorhome. He participated in charitable organizations, including services to reconstruct cleft palate deformities in children. He and his father initiated the annual Gonzaga Prep spaghetti dinner. After the death of his wife, longtime family friend Verna Felice became his constant companion.

Dr. Esposito is survived by his brother Charles; sister Gloria (Richard) Poole; sister-in-law Joyce Esposito; Verna Felice; nieces and nephews Angela, Charles, Gina, Sarina, Anthony, Kate, Molly, Jill, Sara, Amy, Richard, Brian and Kristina; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Peggy, and his brother Joseph. (Legacy.com)

DR. DONALD C. HAYES, CLASS OF 1956

Dr. Donald HayesDr. Donald C. Hayes of Camano Island, Wash., passed away on March 29, 2016. He was 85.

Dr. Hayes was born on Oct. 2, 1930 to Leonard and Gladys Hayes in Seattle. He graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1948 and attended the UW, where he earned his DDS.

Dr. Hayes was a captain in the U.S. Army, stationed in Alaska from 1957-59. He met his wife, Audrey, there. In 1959 they moved to Stanwood, Wash., where he had a private dental practice for 36 years.

After retiring, he continued practicing on a volunteer basis with Medical Teams International on the dental van in his community. He was a warm-hearted, hardworking, generous and humble man who will be missed by all who knew him. He thoroughly enjoyed many hobbies, especially fishing every summer with friends and family.

Dr. Hayes is survived by his children, Sharon (Dick) Billings, Gary (Ronda), Steve (Pat), Tom (Debbie), Mary (Ron) Crerar, Ann (Wayne) Burns, Jim (Vickie) and Barb (John) Noste; 21 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; multiple nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends; and sisters Kathy (Don) Shaw and Shirley (Ed) Reed.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Audrey; sister Sharon Rathbun; brother Harold; and parents. (Legacy.com)

DR. ROY S. MAR, CLASS OF 1956

Dr. Roy MarDr. Roy Sing Mar passed away on March 14, 2018, surrounded by his closest loved ones. He was 90.

Dr. Mar was born on Dec. 26, 1927 in Seattle, the eighth of 10 children. After serving in the Navy, he became the first Chinese American to graduate from the School of Dentistry. He established his successful practice on Beacon Hill and retired in 2013.

For years, Dr. Mar was active in the Seattle-King County Dental Society, holding various positions, including president. He also helped start and coach the Seattle Chinese Athletic Association’s first girls basketball team.

Dr. Mar was well known for his sense of humor, recipes, current events, politics, and stories. His primary joy came from spending time with his children and their growing families.

He is survived by his six children, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and their families. (Seattle Times)

DR. CARROL E. REICHELT, CLASS OF 1956

Dr. Carrol E. ReicheltDr. Carrol E. Reichelt died peacefully on March 17, 2013 at Providence Medical Center in Everett, Wash., due to complications from pneumonia. He was born to Evelyn and Carl Reichelt on April 25, 1931, in Everett. He graduated from Everett High School in 1948 and received his Doctorate of Dentistry from the University of Washington in 1956. After serving in the U.S. Air Force for two years, he returned to Everett and practiced dentistry for the next 35 years.

Dr. Reichelt was a member of Sertoma, the Everett Elks and Eagles clubs, the Snohomish County Dental Society and the Everett Golf & Country Club. He married Diana “Dini” Dawson on June 19, 1982. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, duck hunting, bowling, snow skiing and the “occasional” poker game. He loved going to Husky and Seahawks games and shared his passion for horseracing with family and friends.

Dr. Reichelt is survived by his wife, Dini; children Carol Moulton, Troy and Michael; grandchildren Trevor Moulton, Tara (James) Hammeran, Gracie Aiello and Edward Reichelt; siblings Linda (Doug) Dulin and Jim Reichelt; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Evelyn and Carl Reichelt; siblings June Bermudez, Marlene Silkman and Janice Jaroz; his first wife, Sharon Vincent Reichelt; and son Scott. (Everett Herald)