John L. Senescu

John L. “Jack” Senescu, 89, died April 1, 2003, at Careage of Whidbey in Coupeville.

He was born Nov. 3, 1913, in Seattle to John and Goldie Senescu. He graduated from Garfield High School, Seattle. He was in the Army in World War II and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands, where he was in the Signal Corps for three years. He met and married his wife of 61 years, Lucine, while in Alaska.

After being discharged from the service, he began his career as a traveling clothing salesman and owner of the Circle Shop, a men’s and women’s clothing store on Queen Anne Avenue, Seattle.

The couple retired to Whidbey Island to take up the life of golfing, traveling and to follow Mr. Senescu’s love of sports. They had vacation homes, first on Maui and then in the Lawrence Welk Village in California, where they were often visited by Whidbey Island friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.

He is survived by his wife, Lucine, of Freeland; a daughter, Barbara Bishop, of Freeland; two granddaughters, Kelli Stevens and her husband, Jordan, of Medford, Ore., and Staci and her husband, Ken Longe-Marshall, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and five great-grandchildren, Kody, Nikki and Shelby of Medford, and C.J. and Courtney of Arizona.

Services will be private. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.