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1947 - 2019

- Bear -

February 16, 1947 — August 15, 2019

Bear,72,of Kingston, Wa., passed away Thursday August 15, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Medical Center in Seattle. Born in Bremerton, Wa., February 16, 1947, he was the son of Earl Finley and Floranco (Swink) Loneia. Bear was a well known active member of the Suquamish Tribe.

A United States Navy Veteran, Bear went back to school after his service earning his degree in counseling which he put to good use helping others during his career as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. In his free time, Bear enjoyed riding motorcycles with his wife Henrietta, and together they dreamed of traveling all over the United States on their bikes.

In addition to his loving wife and partner Henrietta (Hennie) he is survived by his children, Bernadette Ursula Loneia, Celeste Fawn Loneia, Jamie Loneia, his step children he considered his own, Frieda (Cilla) Armstrong, Sonja Marie Eleanor Keesee, and Shawna Trask. 17 Grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren also survive him.

A graveside service with Suquamish Warrior Military Honors will be offered on Friday August 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Suquamish Tribal Cemetery 7076 NE South Street Suquamish, WA 98392.

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