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Terry Wayne Sitkoff Jr., 26, of Yakima, Wash., died Oct. 4, 2004, in a one-vehicle accident near Halfway.
His funeral was Friday at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church in Halfway.
He was born on March 10, 1978, at La Grande to Terry and Diane Sitkoff. He was raised and educated in theYakima, Wash., area and attended Pine-Eagle High School at Halfway and Spokane Community College.
Terry enjoyed rooting for his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys, and cheering Mark Martin, No. 6, of NASCAR. He enjoyed snowboarding, mountain biking, hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his daughter, Ashley, his nieces, Katelyne and Kelsey, and his nephew, Blake. During high school Terry enjoyed playing football and wrestling.
Terry’s mother said he was the best father she ever knew. His sisters added that he was also a wonderful brother and thanked him for taking care of his girls.
Terry, his cousin Travis Lane Bukowiec-Crow-Woolf, and his good friend, Michael Joseph Supnet, all died in the same motor vehicle accident.
Survivors include his mother, Diane Sitkoff of Yakima, Wash.; father, Terry, and his wife, Noel Sitkoff of Halfway; his 3-year-old daughter, Ashley, who was his pride and joy; longtime girlfriend, Jamie Stephens; sisters, Jennifer Taylor of Yakima, Wash., and Anna Sitkoff of Spokane, Wash.; brothers, James and Gene Sitkoff and Jeffrey Apple of Halfway; nieces, Katelyne and Kelsey; his nephew, Blake; grandparents, Don and Martha Hawn of Wenatchee, Wash., Marion and Colleen Crow and Bob and Jo Vowell of Halfway; aunts and uncles including, Don and Pam Hawn of Wenatchee, Wash., Dee Dee and Bob Nelson of Seattle, Wash., Donna and Jerry Sanders of Moxee, Wash., Denise Hawn, Doreen and Mark Russell, and Duane and Pam Hawn all of Yakima, Wash., Michelle and Norm Letchworth of Halfway, and Rick and Rene Crow of Prosser, Wash.; numerous cousins; and his faithful dog, “Scrappy Doo.”
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 15, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor