OBITUARY

Edvar Basoglu

July 15, 1932November 12, 2015
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Mr. Edward Basoglu died peacefully on November 12, 2015, at home surrounded by his family. He was 83. He was born in Mardin, Turkey, and moved to Istanbul where he married the love of his life, Hanriyet Tecimer in 1958. Together they had two daughters, Jizel and Rozet. He started his career as a jeweler extraordinaire when he was 12 years old, and eventually opened a successful jewelry store in the Grand Bazaar. Ever a lover of the United States, he moved his family to Seattle in 1977. From 1980 until his retirement in 2001, he owned and operated Olympic Jewelry in downtown Seattle. His family and friends meant the world to him. He adored his four grandchildren. He was courageous, loving, and generous to a fault. He taught us what family means and how to live life to the fullest. He is survived by Hanriyet, his wife of 57 years, daughters Jizel (Steve) Wanaka, of Seattle and Rozet (Alberto) Aroyo, of Istanbul, grandchildren Michael and Kyla Wanaka, Daniel and Michael Sezer, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. He will be greatly missed by each and every life he touched.

The family would like to thank Summit Cardiology at Northwest Hospital and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for their excellent care and service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, www.seattlecca.org or the American Heart Association, www.donate.heart.org.

Services

  • Celebration Of Life Funeral Mass Saturday, November 21, 2015
  • Placing to Rest Saturday, November 21, 2015

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Alice Crooker

November 21, 2015

Edward was a wonderful man who worked hard and played hard. He taught me how to have fun and celebrate. His family will miss him greatly. He was a fun guy.

Bill & Ferial Farhat

November 20, 2015

It was a very sad news to lose one of our best friends, good drinking buddy, faithful church member and overall, an extraordinary passionate human being. Ed was very kind, consistent and generous person. Proud of our friendship with him and the whole Basoglu family. Actually, there's nothing I didn't like about Ed, nothing at all- Ed was so perfect in every sense of the word. May you rest in peace my dear friend and thanks for all the beautiful memories.

Sandy Tecimer

November 17, 2015

Amo Edvar was a great family man and we were lucky to know and learn from him. He will be greatly missed.

Rita Zawaideh

November 17, 2015

I was so sorry to hear of Edwards passing but happy to hear did not suffer
A beautiful and very friendly man
Last time I saw him was dancing with his beautiful wife at a wedding party

Polette & John Limantzakis

November 17, 2015

It was always a pleasure doing business with Ed at Olympic Jewelers. He was so nice and very friendly to everyone who walked in to the store. Having done business with all the wonderful crew at Olympic, Ed, Arthur, and Paula, for many years, I was allowed to take jewelry home to study away from all the rest of the beautiful merchandise they carried, return what I didn't want, and pay for what I kept. You don't find that kind of trust in good customers any more. I miss my friends from Olympic. Our condolences to the Basoglu family; may he rest in peace and may your beautiful memories of Ed sustain you at this difficult time.

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