Devi Tandavan

Aug 20, 1944 – Aug 9, 2016

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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.


The Binondos
Everett, WA
Mar 1, 2017

We are shocked and saddened by this news. We didn't know Devi had lukemia. We bought her piano about three years ago. She was a very nice lady. She said she enjoyed my son's playing, and so she asked us to let her know when he would be performing again because she would like to attend. My son has a couple of big events playing with the Orchestra Seattle and Edmonds Cascade Symphony Orchestra this year, and so I thought about inviting her to one of them. I typed her name online, and this is what I saw. My family just lost three loved ones last year also, and we are deeply saddened to know that Devi is also gone. We would like to extend our sympathy to the family she left behind.

My son's performances are for you, Devi. You'll get to hear them somehow. It was a pleasure meeting you.

Susan Lord-Williams
Santiago Chile, CL
Oct 7, 2016

So sorry to receive this news. She was my friend and classmate during high school in Lake Forest, ll. We lost touch but I still remember her well and am very sorry for those close to her as I am sure she shall be sorely missed.

Lynn Williams Hernandez
Covina , CA
Sep 11, 2016

Also a neighbor from childhood and ditto my sister's message. Lost connection in adulthood but happy to know she had a full and fulfilling life.

Sharon (Sharry) Williams Hansen
Herald, CA
Sep 11, 2016

I did not know Stephanie as an adult but remember her well from our childhood. Teta was a quiet friendly neighbor girl that we all played with. I am happy to see that she had a lovely life and will be remembered so positively!

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