Class of 1967

DR. JACK D. BARTROFF, CLASS OF 1967

Dr Jack BartroffDr. Jackie Dean “Jack” Bartroff died from a brain hemorrhage during his sleep on May 30, 2016. He was 74.

Dr. Bartroff was born on Aug. 18, 1941 in the Cashmere, Wash., home of his parents, Waldo and Wanda.

Dr. Bartroff earned his undergraduate and DDS degrees at the UW and completed postdoctoral studies in orthodontics at UCLA. During dental school he met Barbara Roane, a 19-year-old dental hygiene student. They married on July 1, 1967 in Tustin, Calif. From 1967 to 1971, he served in the U.S. Navy as a dental officer, during which time the couple was stationed in Japan. After returning to the United States, he did his orthodontic training at UCLA, then began private practice in San Diego in 1973. He maintained orthodontic practices in Mira Mesa and Rancho Bernardo before retiring in 1995.

In these years Dr. Bartroff was turning his attention to God. In 1996 he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ and especially enjoyed the changes in his relationships. In 1988, the couple moved to Coronado, where they were active in Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. He played the African Djembe drum and often accompanied the church praise band. In 2006 he received the Coronado Honorary Citizen award for coming to the rescue of a neighbor who was being attacked by an intruder. He subdued the attacker until police arrived.

Dr. Bartroff loved playing tennis, which he did almost daily until his passing. He played amateur USTA tennis competitively into his 60s and greatly enjoyed pick-up games at Morley Field, Coronado Tennis Center and during his travels around the world. He volunteered as a wheelchair tennis coach in Point Loma and Rancho Bernardo.

Dr. Bartroff is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara; daughter Jeana; son Jay (Layla); and grandchildren Carolyn Bartroff and Knox Bartroff. (Coronado Eagle & Journal)

DR. R. TERRY GRUBB, CLASS OF 1967

Dr. Richard Terry GrubbDr. Richard Terry Grubb died in a motorcycle accident on June 20, 2013, in Oregon. He was 74. Dr. Grubb was born on Dec. 27, 1938, in Wenatchee, Wash., to Lee and Hazel Grubb. He was always known by Terry. He and his older brother, Ed, had many adventures in their family orchard in Sunnyslope, Wash. He attended Sunnyslope School, Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee Valley College, the University of Washington and the UW Dental School. He opened a dental practice in September 1967 in Wenatchee, where he was a practicing dentist for 46 years and practiced in the Wenatchee Valley ever since.

A practicing dentist for 46 years in Wenatchee, Wash., he was active at organized dentistry, serving as president of the North Central Washington Dental Society and the Washington State Dental Association, second vice president of the American Dental Association, regent of the American College of Dentists, fellow in the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Society and member of the Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission, among others.

Dr. Grubb loved to mentor young leaders and was an inspiration to many in the dental profession. He was a longtime member of the Wenatchee Free Methodist Church, where he served in multiple volunteer positions. His interests were wide and varied. He loved the outdoors and was on an annual road trip with his motorcycle buddies in Oregon at the time of his accident.

Dr. Grubb is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sharen; children Mindy, Liesl, Mike and Garrett and their spouses, Darryl Wall, David Bohan, Julie Grubb and Dawn Shores; and grandchildren Devin Grubb, Spencer, Mitch, Ethan, Nik, Alaina and Maia Wall, Neil and Trent Bohan and Madi and Molly Grubb. (Wenatchee World)

DR. JAMES S. MACFARLANE, CLASS OF 1967

Dr. MacFarlaneDr. James Stuart “Jim” MacFarlane passed away on Feb. 14, 2014. He was 72. He died of natural causes while on vacation in Palm Desert with his wife of 50 years, Sue, and son, Stuart, by his side.

Dr. MacFarlane was born to Douglas and Margaret MacFarlane on July 4, 1941 in Portland, Ore. He and his older sister, Marion, and younger brother, Don, were raised in the Pacific Northwest. He achieved the honor of Eagle Scout and attended Seattle’s Lincoln High School and the University of Washington, where he graduated from the School of Dentistry.

In 1968, Dr. MacFarlane served as a dental officer in the U.S. Army in New Jersey and at the 12th Evacuation Hospital in Vietnam. He returned to Bainbridge Island in 1969 to fulfill his dream of practicing dentistry and raising his family there.

Dr. MacFarlane’s life was defined by his love of family and friends, travel, sports and nature. One of his favorite early memories was winning the city championship as a varsity member of the Lincoln High School basketball team. He also rowed for the Green Lake and UW crews and was an avid Husky and Seahawk football fan. He met Sue Gearhart through the fraternity and sorority system; he was president of the Alpha Delta Phi house. They married on July 31, 1964. His fraternity brothers remained family, returning to Bainbridge every Fourth of July to celebrate his birthday. His 50th birthday was particularly memorable, as the island honored him as its “Hometown Hero” at the annual parade.

Dr. MacFarlane belonged to the American Dental Association and Washington State Dental Association and was president of the Kitsap County Dental Society. He was also a founding member of the Northwest Academy of Dental Science. He contributed extensively to the community through dental services and mentorship and participated in various other organizations.

The MacFarlanes’ retirement was spent fulfilling lifelong dreams that included international travel, missionary trips to Africa, summers at Priest Lake, Idaho, and winters in Kauai, Hawaii and Palm Desert, Calif. With their grandchildren, he shared skiing, hiking, fishing, golfing and camping. He enjoyed playing golf at Wing Point Golf & Country Club with the “golf buddies.” However, there was no place more sacred to him than the family home he and Sue built on Puget Sound, where they created a lifetime of memories with family and friends.

Dr. MacFarlane is survived by his wife, Sue; son Stuart (Kathleen); daughters Katie Pearson (Kevin) and Darcy Wagner (Arnie); grandchildren Key, Anna, Layton, Taylor, Tess and Camden; and brother Don (Mary, son Kevin), nieces Sharon Carlson and Joanne Huffman and family and nephew Steve Carlson and family, all of Fairbanks, Alaska. (Tributes.com)