Michael W. Gatlin, 48, of Olympia, died at Madigan Army Hospital on Dec. 26, 2013.
He died just a few days short of his 49th birthday, which would have been Dec. 31.
Gatlin, who grew up in Aberdeen, was the son of retired Vidette reporter Tommi Halvorsen Gatlin of Elma.
Gatlin was a Marine Corps veteran and was involved in various occupations, including plumbing.
Service arrangements are pending.