James Donald Whalon

James Donald Whalon of Bellevue died Sept. 14, 2011. He was 87.

He was born Sept. 16, 1923, in East Dorset, Vt. In 1944 he enlisted in the United States Navy where he became a bomber pilot.

He came to Seattle to begin a life-long career with The Boeing Co., retiring in 1986. He moved to Bellevue in 1958 with his wife, Mary.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years; children Mary (Bill) Olsen, Michael (Mary Frances) Whalon, Mark (Emeline) Whalon; and four grandchildren. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Louise Catholic Church, 141 156th Ave. SE, Bellevue.

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