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Glo 'Gloreen' Raineri (1930 - 2005) - Sergio Rey Fernandez Flores, M.D. (1959 - 2005) - Steve Allen Ludwig (1950 - 2005)
Glo 'Gloreen' Raineri (1930 - 2005)
Glo "Gloreen" Raineri, age 75, joined the angels in heaven from her home in Seattle on October 2, 2005. Her children were by her side. Glo, the daughter of John A. and Angie Sansone, was born on April 17, 1930 in San Jose, California. She is survived by her son Michael and his partner Alejandro Nunez-Pineiro of Seattle; daughter Cindy who resides in Mt. Vernon, WA; and daughter Denise Studebaker, her husband Roy and their son Nicholas, of Newman Lake, WA. Sister Betty Wynn and twin sister Gloria Hogan also survive. Her parents, and brother John Sansone, preceded her in death.

In 1966 the family moved from California to Sandpoint, ID, where they resided until a 1979 relocation to Whidbey Island, WA. Glo made the move to Seattle in 1986. The following year she opened the restaurant Glo's Broiler, soon developing a following that resulted in the Seattle Weekly referring to her as the "Mother of Capitol Hill." The eating establishment, and community gathering place, was sold in 1996, but Glo continued to wait on tables, pour coffee and visit with patrons on a regular basis until July 2005.

A memorial Mass will be conducted on Sunday, October 9th at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Ignatius, on the Seattle University campus, at 901 12th Avenue.

The Raineri and Studebaker families would like to offer heartfelt thanks to Dr. David White and his staff, especially Marita and Karen, for their dedication and compassion in caring for Glo. In lieu of flowers, loved ones and friends are invited to make contributions to Glo's favorite charitable causes: Lifelong AIDS Alliance at 1002 E. Seneca St., Seattle, WA 98122 and City of Hope at 1309 114th Avenue SE, Suite 201 Bellevue, WA 98004.
Sergio Rey Fernandez Flores, M.D. (1959 - 2005)
The Seattle and Tacoma communities have lost a dear friend, a powerful advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS, and a beloved member of our communities. Dr. Sergio Rey Fernandez Flores died of a heart attack in Mexico on September 21, 2005. Sergio served on the staff of the Pierce County AIDS Foundation from 2001 to 2004 as both a community educator and a client support specialist. Before moving to Washington, Sergio was a surgeon and physician for over 15 years in Mexico. During his time at PCAF, his generosity, compassion and humor were enjoyed by the many clients he helped, the Latino community he loved, and the many people who loved him. He returned to Mexico last year to be with his family.

Sergio was a wonderful light, and news of his death has broken the hearts of his former co-workers at PCAF, his friends in Seattle and Tacoma, and the many people whose lives he touched. According to his sister, he had enjoyed a weekend retreat in the mountains meditating and doing yoga, but returned feeling very tired. He rested for most of the final days of his life, not feeling well, but had a wonderful evening on Tuesday, when his brothers and sisters and their families came together for dinner, cards, and laughter. He was resting in his room on Wednesday when he passed away.

We will remember Sergio for his expansive heart, passion for life, deep faith, love of nature, playful spirit, and irrepressible sense of humor.

Sergio was the oldest of 5 in a close-knit family from Iguala, Mexico. He is survived by his sisters and brothers, Rosamaria, Lourdes, Fermín and Victor Manuel, as well as the nieces and nephews he adored and an adopted Seattle/Tacoma family of dear friends.

There will be a memorial service for Sergio on Saturday, October 8th at 11 am at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7410 South 12th (between S. Jackson and S. Geiger) in Tacoma. A potluck of Mexican foods will follow in the parish hall.
Steve Allen Ludwig (1950 - 2005)
Steve Allen Ludwig died unexpectedly on Labor Day evening, September 5, 2005 at his Capitol Hill apartment. The cause of his death was pneumonia. He was 54.

Born and raised in Grays Harbor, Steve entered the world on October 5, 1950. He graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1968 and attended Moses Lake Community College for two years.

In 1972, Steve was married. He and Sharon raised their baby daughter, Tracy. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1988.

Steve worked in the lumber business for many years until a back injury forced him to switch careers. He went into banking and at the time of his death an officer with Bank of America.

A resident of Seattle since 1991, Steve was proud of his Capitol Hill neighborhood, although he always expressed some concern for its future. Steve was a private person who enjoyed music, cars, and Science-Fiction. Of course, beer and cigarettes too.

He is survived by his mother, Betty Ludwig of Hoquiam, WA; his brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Darla Ludwig of Aberdeen, WA; three nieces, and his longtime companion, David Alexander of Seattle.

A funeral service was held September 13 in Hoquiam. His asher will be buried next to his beloved father, Jack Ludwig, in Aberdeen.

A Birch tree will be planted in Cal Anderson Park as a remembrance of Steve.

"Good night, sweet prince."

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