Rex Wilson, a former executive editor at the Peninsula Daily News in Port Angeles, died Feb. 6, 2019, the newspaper reported. He was 70.
Randy McCarthy, a news editor at The News Tribune in Tacoma, died Jan. 19. 2019, of pancreatic cancer, the newspaper reported. He was 66 and had been with the newspaper for 30 years.
A Celebration of Life was held June 22 at the Seattle Yacht Club for Bob Blethen, the former marketing director and "gregarious soul" of The Seattle Times, who died June 13, 2018. He was 71.
William "Bill" Hilliard, a former editor of The Oregonian and the first black president of American Society of Newspaper Editors, passed away on Jan. 16, 2017, the newspaper reported. He was 89.
Susan Scripps Wood, an owner and former board chairwoman of Pioneer News Group, died Dec. 14, 2015, in her Mount Vernon home, the Skagit Valley Herald reported. She was 80.