Port Townsend: Friends, colleagues recall judge’s humor, compassion

PORT TOWNSEND — Community members, co-workers and colleagues gathered Saturday to mark the passing of Jefferson County Superior Court Judge Tom Majhan in the way he wanted — with a party.

“He liked humor and he liked laughter,” said District Court Judge Mark Huth, “and I’m hearing a lot of both today.”

At his request, there was no memorial service for the 67-year-old Majhan, who died Jan. 18 of cancer after serving on District and Superior court benches in Jefferson County for a total of 18 years.

A memorial party, held at Fort Worden Commons, attracted more than 300 people who eulogized Majhan as a big man with a big heart.

“On the exterior, he could appear stern and sometimes even gruff,” said Huth, who spoke briefly at the gathering.

“But everyone knew he was really a lovable man with a huge heart.”

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The rest of the story appears in the Sunday Peninsula Daily News.

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