William Stolcis

  Lynden resident William Stolcis passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the age of 84.

  William V. “Bill” Stolcis was born in Seattle on April 7, 1934. On a trip to Austria as a young teen, Bill returned to Seattle with an accordion and a lifetime of memories. The accordion turned out to be his ticket for Seattle University tuition, as he mastered the instrument and became a music teacher of polkas and schottisches.

  He graduated from Roosevelt High School and Seattle University. Bill was employed by the University of Washington before moving to Bellingham to work for many years as an administrator at Western Washington University.

  He is survived by Nancy Stolcis; children Bill Jr. (Connie) Stolcis, Chris Stolcis, Cheryl (Troy) LaBrum and Scott (Angela) Stolcis; grandchildren Travis (Rachelle) and Lucas Stolcis, Tony (Candace) and Nathan LaBrum, Andrew, Austin and Alina Stolcis; great-grandchilden Sophia, Brielle and Genevieve Stolcis, and Barrett LaBrum; and niece Linda Jo Campagnaro Duffy.

  Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Josephine Stolcis; sisters Elda Perkins and Ida Campagnaro; and brother-in-law Aldo Campagnaro.

  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Lynden.

  There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will be in Holyrood Cemetery in Seattle.

  You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guestbook at www.gilliesfuneralhome.com.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.