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Sunday, July 23, 2006

A Eulogy for Lisa's Dad

Lisa's dad Richard was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1924.

Dick graduated from high school in 1942, entered the U.S. Navy where he became a hospital corpsman and a medical field technician in the F Marine Force. After combat in the South Pacific he was honorably discharged at Seattle, Washington in 1945.

He attended the University of Washington taking night and day courses in 1949-1950.

He met and married Lorene in 1948, then moved to Spokane, Washington to take over a cement contracting business for 20 years until retiring in 1986.

His daughter Lisa was born in 1959.

In 1964, Dick married Betty and raised her two children as his own.

Dick had a very full family life and his daughter Lisa spent most summers with him and his family in Spokane. Every August they would spend three weeks camping on the Washington coast.

Betty was a wonderful cook and canned salmon right in the camping trailer. Dick would bring in all varieties of fish, crab, shrimp, clams, and basically anything that he could get his hands on as she prepared all the delicacies from the sea. The children always has a joyous time during these vacations.

As time passed and Lisa had children of her own, Dick would frequently come by and visit in Seattle to see his grandchildren. He helped her and her husband built their house and taught his grandchildren to fish.

For well over fifty 60 years he has been learning and experiencing the fishing process from which he has gained a wealth of knowledge that (since 1965) he shares with the general public, non profit organizations such as sport fishing clubs, boy /scouts, YWCA kids, handicapped kids, grade school kids, Rotary Clubs, conservation groups and many sport shows.

He has held fishing seminars before thousands upon thousands of people on steelhead, salmon, walleye, bass, crappies, perch, bluegill, trout, whitefish, kokanee, and ice fishing.

Dick is survived by 3 children and 5 grandchildren.


Anonymous Gandalfe said...

Nicely done piece Lisa and Martin. I very special tribute to a very special person.

3:15 PM  
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