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January 16, 1957 - July 13, 2020
Jonathan (Jon) Gitlin passed away July 13, 2020 following a brief illness.
Jon was born January 16, 1957 in New York City, and grew up in Bayside, Queens and Connecticut.
Jon attended New York University, where he met his future wife Marie Haggberg; Jon and Marie married in September 2010. Jon also held a Masters Degree in Regional Planning from Cornell University. Politically committed throughout his life, Jon had recently begun studying geographic information systems and electoral redistricting practice.
Jon worked as a legal assistant in the New York area and Seattle, where he and Marie moved in 1992. He also served as a Legislative Office Director for the New York Legislature, and as business development manager for Marie‘s small business software consultancy.
An avid sports fan, Jon cheered on baseball and football teams in both his hometown and adopted home of Seattle.
Jon is survived by his wife Marie, and by family and friends who will always treasure the memory of his wit, superb cooking, helpfulness and charm.
Donations may be made in Jon’s memory to:
The Anti-Defamation League
The Committee to Protect Journalists
A virtual Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.