Several readers contacted us to report that two weeks ago Lyle Johnson, who for almost 40 years owned and operated the Red Onion Tavern, passed away. He was 82.
Services will be held tomorrow at the Grace Lutheran Church (Bellevue) at 1 pm. The Red Onion, which is still in the family, will be holding a remembrance of Lyle Johnson's life from 1 until 5 pm on Saturday, March 9.
The Seattle Times obituary, which provides some additional background, is available here.