Aug 20, 1944 – Aug 9, 2016
Devi Tandavan (nee Stephanie Goodall Miller) of Seattle passed away Tuesday, August 9 after a courageous and intrepid fight with leukemia. She graced many lives with her effervescent enthusiasm -- whether it was for her Bollywood dancing, her Seattle Singles Sailing activities, her pilgrimages to India and to Hawaii, for her love of the beach, for her dog Reh Reh, and her many friends. She was raised in Winnetka, Ill. and, an accomplished pianist, she was graduated from the Chicago Conservatory of Music. As an arts critic for the Seattle Post Intelligencer in the late 1960s, she relished performing arts. Earlier she lived in Rome as a news correspondent. Her work later focused on health insurance and, in recent years, real estate (Coldwell Banker Danforth). In 1989 she married the late Philip Corgatelli of Seattle and they remained good friends after their divorce. She is survived by her brother Scott Miller, her two sisters, Wendy Patry and Phoebe Sarno, and two nephews, Todd and Scott Carville, all residing in California with their families. A Hindu consecration will be held in Kauai, Hawaii at a future date.
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