Former Hoquiam Mayor Roger Jump has passed away over the weekend, 69 year old Jump passed away in his sleep Sunday night. Hoquiam mayor Jack Durney said in an email that the cities flags will be flown at half staff in his honor. Jump was mayor of Hoquiam from 1996 to 2004, and founder* of the Casa Mia restaraunt chain.
*The first Casa Mia restaraunt was opened in a storefront space in Hoquiam, Washington by Phil Bellafato in 1952 - purchased by Roger Jump in 1974 franchised in 1992. For more details on the Casa Mia Story, please see http://www.casamiarestaurants.com/story.htm