Roy I. FUNK|
Age 92, passed away December 13, 2013. Roy was born in Tacoma, Washington to Roy and Marie Funk on March 20, 1921. He attended Stadium High School, and then went on to the University of Washington, Class of 47, where he was a member of the Chi Psi Fraternity. His education was interrupted to serve in the US Army during WWII. He served as an Artillery Instructor at the rank of Captain, stationed on the East Coast.
Returning to UW to complete his degree, he met and married Beverley Naubert. Roy then became a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the newlyweds moved to the East Coast.
Roy and Bev returned to the Seattle area with their first son, Chris, in tow. Roy then formed a construction partnership, Rasmussen and Funk, and began building homes throughout the north end of Seattle. Two more children followed, Cathy and Gary, and soon they were all living in the Richmond Beach home that Roy built.
Later, Roy became Superintendant
for the Austin Company, and oversaw the site preparation and construction of the Boeing Mukilteo Plant. He finished his working years with the Pope and Talbot Company as Development Manager of the Port Ludlow Golf Course, marina and condominiums.
Roy and Bev retired in 1976 to Camano Island for 26 great years of golf, fishing, crabbing and wood carving. They became the driving force in the founding of the Sunrise Inn House for the families of patients at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. They continued to be snow birds each winter, seeking sun, golf, and friends in California.
The couple moved to Edmonds in 2002, and then to their last home at Wandering Creek in Bothell. This brought them back to their beloved St. Luke Parish, where Roy continued to serve as an usher for Sunday Mass, right up until he died.
Roy is survived by his son, Chris, his daughter, Cathy, his brother, George of Tucson, his grandsons Bryan and Cole Wagoner of Seattle, his great-grandsons Matthew and Christian Leidholm of Kailua, Hawaii, and his six nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son, Gary (1968) and wife, Beverley (2012.)
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 20th, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, 322 N. 175th St., Shoreline, WA 98133.
Roy will be greatly missed by his family and many, many friends. Please make a donation to
Hoffner Fisher & Harvey
Guestbook at harveyfuneral.com
Published in The Seattle Times from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, 2013