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Thomas Sudduth, 64, a self-described inventor, was Vashon Island’s first COVID-19 death

Thomas Brooks Sudduth who became Vashon Island’s first death from COVID-19 when he passed away Dec. 7.

Thomas Sudduth, 64, who loved to tinker with mechanical things, became Vashon Island's first COVID-19 death on Dec. 7. His family wrote on Facebook: "We want everyone on Vashon to know about Tom's death because everyone needs to understand how dangerous this invisible enemy really is."

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