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Obituaries

James Gregor Rechetnick

December 19, 1945 - May 21, 2019

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Born in New York City, Jim died May 21, 2019 holding his wife Julie’s hand at age 73.

He was adopted by Dr. Joseph and Thelma Rechetnick, raised in Scarsdale, and attended Oakwood and Edgewood High School. His experiences and Sculpture degree in 1969 from the School of Visual Arts were highlights of his early life.

He met the love of his life, Julie Martinson, in California. They built a life together for 43 years, always repurposing their homes in Oakland, Lake Stevens and Everett. He worked as an artist, model maker, Alaska salmon fisher, and fine craftsman of custom furniture. Jim served on the Grizzly Peak Flyfishers Board in Berkeley and on the Jack Straw Foundation

Board which established KSER Radio in Everett, for KSER’s first 10 years. He often donated unique furniture and other items for KSER and NOAH auctions and loved supporting progressive, humanitarian causes.

His passions were fly-fishing, gourmet cooking, voracious reading, and enthusiastically, unconditionally supporting Julie in her retirement pursuits. He maintained lifelong and loyal friendships which brought him great joy.

He leaves behind his loving wife Julie, in-laws Don (Linda) Martinson, Marjean Denby, Bob (Janice) Martinson, and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and their children, and friends.

We dearly miss his warm voice, sharp wit, and thoughtful, funny conversations. He was such a unique person. No services are planned.

We would welcome you to share your memories or condolences below!

Memorial contributions may be made to any of Jim’s favorite causes (below) or to any of your own favorite environmental or humanitarian groups or progressive candidates directly.

http://www.kser.org/
https://www.thenoahcenter.org/
https://350.org/
https://www.nature.org/en-us/
https://www.aclu.org/
https://www.peta.org/
https://www.nrdc.org/
https://earthjustice.org/
https://www.edf.org/
https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/
https://www.humanesociety.org/


DONATIONS

Memorial contributions may be made to any of Jim’s favorite causes (below) or to any of your own favorite environmental or humanitarian groups, or to the progressive candidates of your choice.

http://www.kser.org/
https://www.thenoahcenter.org/
https://350.org/
https://www.nature.org/en-us/
https://www.aclu.org/
https://www.peta.org/
https://www.nrdc.org/
https://earthjustice.org/
https://www.edf.org/
https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/
https://www.humanesociety.org/

 

 

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