Jeffrey Leo Chapman

May 26, 1954November 6, 2012

Jeff, 58, was born May 26, 1954 in Seattle, WA and died unexpectedly November 6, 2012 in Edmonds, WA due to sudden cardiac arrest.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Leo; mother, Bernice; father-in-law William; brother-in-law Jimmy. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara (née Satko); 3 children, Jessica Chapman-Lim (Daniel), Byron, and Michelle; sister Laura (Kevin); mother-in-law Janet; sister-in-law Nancy (Kenneth); brothers-in-law Bill (Rebecca), Don, and Paul; and many nieces and nephews.

He was a graduate of Shoreline High School. Jeff had a love of art and drawing from a young age and completed the Graphic Arts Course at the Washington Technical Institute in 1975. Jeff was an employee of the University of Washington Creative Communications for 23 years and most recently worked in the UW Medical Center Copy Center. He was very committed to his job and took pride in providing excellent customer service. He also worked part time at the Toys R Us location in Lynnwood for 30 years assembling bikes and other large items. Jeff was an avid UW and Seattle sports fan and greatly enjoyed talking scores and stats with anyone.

He and his family shared a love for and desire to care for all animals including their two dogs, Samson and Buddy, three cats, Jacob, Louie, and Gus, and their two turtles, Madeleine and Murtle among others throughout the years. Jeff enjoyed spending time outside maintaining his lawns and gardens and he loved watching the birds and acrobatic squirrels that visited his many bird feeders. He was also a huge fan of movies old and new. He had seen every Hitchcock film dozens of times and at least once a holiday season he would watch A Wonderful Life.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church at 21405 82nd Place West, Edmonds, WA. For more information please go to

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) or Seattle Children’s hospital or your charity of choice.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 17, 2012

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Lori- UWMC

November 27, 2012

Mr Chapman was very helpful and nice to work with. Always has a smile whenever I go to Duplicating .He will be missed... My prayers for his soul and for his family on this difficult time...

Marilyn Tiley

November 18, 2012

Barb I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Jeff at TRU. He was such a wonderful team worker, willing to help with any thing, and just a plain nice person, always up beat! I pray you have peace and strength, Blessings to you!

Christy Erdman

November 17, 2012

Barb, I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. I have very fond memories of you stopping by work and working with him for many years at Toys "R " Us !!! He could build any thing on the fly, not too menton fix it if it was broken. No need to send it away. He was a very hard working man. I remember many early saturday morning breakfasts at the Yankee diner (AKA the Rock), usually about 8 of us, before heading to work. He will be missed greatly by all. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you......

Sheilah Reidburn

November 16, 2012

We will miss seeing Jeff's cheerful face at Church Sunday mornings!

November 16, 2012

I am just so stunned by Jeff's passing. I work in the Health Sciences and have used those copy services for years. Jeff was always a welcome and helpful person. I knew he was supposed to come back to work sometime after the end of October, so when I went down there earlier this week, I was expecting to see him. It was quite a shock. I am very sorry for your loss. He was a very nice person and will be missed by many.
Jan Hamanishi, Ob/Gyn Dept.

November 15, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Jeff at TRU. We shared stories about our families. He was such a kind person always willing to help anyone in need. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda Kelly

Corey Ovendale

November 15, 2012

Having known Jeff here at work for over 15 years, I can say that his absence will be deeply felt by all his co-workers and frequent customers. We have had many people stop and tell stories about Jeff, and I can tell you that he will be missed by many people who interacted with him daily.

Johannah Vuyovich (Satko)

November 15, 2012

The depth of sorrow that has come from Uncle Jeff's passing is unmeasurable. I will miss seeing his smiling face, and his solid, selfless love for his family. My dear family, my heart is with you...may we all rest easier knowing he isn't alone.

Kay Olson

November 15, 2012

Barb, I am so sorry to hear about Jeff. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. Please know we are all thinking about you and would do anything we can to help.

Donna Parks

November 14, 2012

Heartfelt condolences to the Chapman family. Jeff was one of the most dedicated, caring, hardworking, and unselfish people I have ever met. He will be missed.