At his home in Edmonds in 2008, Chris Wedes, 80, had transformed himself into the popular clown Julius Pierpont “J.P.” Patches. Wedes was battling cancer, which took his life four years later on July 22, 2012. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

At his home in Edmonds in 2008, Chris Wedes, 80, had transformed himself into the popular clown Julius Pierpont “J.P.” Patches. Wedes was battling cancer, which took his life four years later on July 22, 2012. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘Funny dudes’ J.P. and Gertrude may soon be seen in traffic

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