Coroner’s office to hold public burial for 15 indigent residents

Ceremony will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 13 at the Silverdale Pioneer Cemetery

  • Tuesday, July 2, 2019 1:04pm
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Coroner’s office to hold public burial for 15 indigent residents

The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office announced Monday that they will be holding a public burial ceremony for 15 residents who were considered “indigent” at the time of their passing without family or funds for a final resting place.

The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13 at the Silverdale Pioneer Cemetery. Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue Chaplain Don Melendez will conduct a short ceremony. The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office encourages anyone to attend to “show respect to those who have departed, and that they are not alone nor forgotten as they are laid to rest.”

“The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office feels very strongly that these individuals deserve to be treated with respect and dignity,” the Coroner’s Office stated in a press release.

A donation from Sue Brown several years ago gave Kitsap County two large cemetery plots at the Pioneer Cemetery, located at the end of Impasse Place off Anderson Hill Road.

The names of those whose are known are:

Sandra J. Post, Yvonne Diane Feltzman, Richard Dale Miller, Remedios Reyes Byrne, Herbert Jay Schorr, James Lee Anderson, Joyce A. Yale, Reinee Louise Wohlers, Margaret Mary Callahan, Csaba A. Feher, John P. Marion, Robert N. Sage, Welch.

For more information, contact Kitsap County Coroner Jeff Wallis at 360-337-7077 or

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