Jeffrey Craig VanSickle

Jeffrey1Jeffrey Craig VanSickle, 47, unexpectedly passed away on March 21, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.

Jeff was born in Trenton, TN, but grew up in Boise, ID, after his family moved there when Jeff was just four years old.  He was a graduate of the University of Idaho.  After college, Jeff joined the Army and served four years, mostly stationed in Germany.  His final duty station was at Fort Lewis, WA, and after his honorable discharge in 1993, decided to make Seattle his home.  He had a long career as a medical records transcriptionist at both Swedish and Harborview Medical Centers.

Jeff had a long-time fascination with and love of dolphins.  He was creative and artistic, and loved to knit, sew his own clothes, and make elaborate costumes for Halloween.  His friends will lovingly remember his humor, his wit, and his generosity of spirit.

Jeff is survived by his significant other, David Aragon, his father Roy VanSickle, and his Jeffrey2brother Ron VanSickle.  He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Alice VanSickle, nee Watson.

Jeff’s wish was for his ashes to be scattered in the ocean where he can swim forever with the dolphins he loved so much.

5 Responses to “Jeffrey Craig VanSickle”

  • Laurel McCaslin says:

    Jeff, thank you for the smiles and for the sweet memories I will always cherish; especially you trying to teach Eilidh how to knit and emailing me the pictures when you finally swam with dolphins. I am so sorry for the distance the last few years. I always hoped we would reconnect and I am sad it won’t be here on Earth. I wish you could have had more of everything good, of everything you dreamed, and I am so glad to have the memory of your smile and laugh to carry with me. My love to your partner, friends and family.
    Be at peace Sweet Man.

  • Richard McWolff says:

    I was glad to have met you during my visit up to WA many many years ago. I was so sad to hear of the news of your passing, too soon. I dearly hope you are swimming with the dolphins and knitting puffy clouds in the sky. Thanks for time we spent together. My deepest condolences to your partner and family Jeff.

  • Heidi says:

    Jeff, I have such wonderful, fond memories of you and I with our eclectic group of friends during high school. Our gang would get together and watch movies while the boys/girls took their turns cooking for each other. I have pictures of us in our zany 18ish selves at school. I also remember the post-graduation camping trip where several of us got together to hike, fish and relish our friendship before moving to our next adventures. Until facebook, I used to look to see if you wrote under your pen name – or at least what I always called your pen name – Craig Vance. Know that you added much joy to my life in high school and in the rare moments we connected afterwards. You have forever rested in my heart, along with the shared memories that bonded us to those in our group. God bless you and your family. You are forever dear to me. Heidi

  • Doug Velez says:

    I’m shocked and saddened to hear this

  • JP says:

    Jeff, this wasn´t what I had expected when I googled your name….. on my desktop is a picture of us at redfish lake from our camping trip after we graduated. I remember our good times together and I won´t ever forget it.

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