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Steven H. Chestnut died Dec. 16, 2013,
at the age of 73.
John W. Cobb
John Cobb was born in Abilene, Texas. As
the son of an Air Force pilot, Cobb’s family moved frequently before settling in
Elko, Nevada. Cobb moved to Bainbridge
Island and worked in public service
for 28 years. He retired from the King
County Prosecutor’s Office in September
2012. He enjoyed skiing the mountains
of Nevada, Washington, and Canada and
coaching his kids’ sports teams.
John W. Cobb died Dec. 26, 2013, at
the age of 55.
Jeffrey S. Dean
Jeffrey Dean was born and raised in
Rochester, New York. After graduating
from the University of Rochester with a
degree in economics, he joined the Navy
and was stationed on the West Coast,
deploying to Vietnam and the Pacific theatre. He taught at the Merchant Marine
Academy. While teaching, Dean pursued
his M.B.A. at New York University. He
returned to Seattle, where he worked at
a mortgage company. He began night
school at the University of Puget Sound
Law School, where he earned his law degree. Dean worked as in house counsel,
and entered private practice in 1992. He
will be remembered for his sense of humor and his pink flamingo collection.
Jeffrey S. Dean died Dec. 16, 2013, at
the age of 64.
Rodney G. Franzen
Rodney G. Franzen grew up in the Seattle
area. He received his B.A. and J.D. from
the University of Washington. He began
his career as a Thurston County deputy
prosecuting attorney and remained a
prosecutor for 13 years. Franzen started
his own practice in 1994 and worked as
a public defender for some years in the
areas of family law and personal injury.
Rodney G. Franzen died Feb. 21, 2014.
D. Wayne Gittinger
D. Wayne Gittinger was born in Idaho
and attended the University of Wash-
ington, where he was the pitcher for the
Husky baseball team. He earned his
law degree at the University of Wash-
ington School of Law. He served in the
U.S. Coast Guard before working as a
teaching associate at the Northwestern
University School of Law. He returned to
Seattle, where he joined the law firm of
Lane Powell. He practiced corporate law
for more than 50 years. Gittinger served
on several boards, including the Seattle
Sports Commission and the Seattle Po-
lice Foundation. He was a Husky sup-
porter and established an endowed pro-
fessorship at the law school with his wife.
They also endowed two scholarships,
and the Dean’s Suite at the University of
Washington School of Law is named in
honor of Gittinger and his wife.
D. Wayne Gittinger died March 6,
2014, at the age of 81.
H. Donald Gouge
H. Donald Gouge was born and raised in
Montana. He joined the Army in 1942,
becoming a B- 24 Bomber pilot based in
England. After discharge, he attended
the University of Washington and attained his bachelor’s degree in engineering, where he also earned his law degree.