Eugene G. Falk Eugene G. Falk was born to Carl and Esther Falk on Dec. 23, 1923, and passed away on June 24, 2013. He was raised on a chicken farm near 72nd St. and Waller Road in Tacoma. He attended Waller Road Elementary School, Stewart Jr. High School, and graduated from Lincoln Sr. High School in 1942. Upon graduation from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an aviation cadet. He enjoyed electronics, and during WWII served as a sonar man aboard a minesweeper in the South Pacific. Following his WWII service, Eugene entered The College of Puget Sound, where he earned his degrees of B.A., B. Ed, and M.A. It was during those college years he met and married Vivian Taylor on June 6, 1947. They were married for 61 years. Eugene taught school at a navy base, but most of his career was spent at the Clover Park School District in Lakewood, WA. He taught at Hudtloff Jr. High, and was a long-time vice-principal at Lochburn Jr. High when that school opened until his retirement. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Elks Lodge, V.F.W., Tacoma Outboard Association, and most recently, a volunteer at the Tacoma Lutheran Home. He is survived by his sons Steven (Annette) and Gary (Debbie), five grandchildren, Maari, Wendi, Andrew, Amber, and Shelby, and four great-grandchildren. Eugene was a very devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was always a teacher at heart, and those teachings touched many lives. At Eugene's request, there will be no service, as he said all those in his life know how special they were to him. His final resting place will be at the Old Tacoma Cemetery alongside the love of his life, Vivian.
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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on June 30, 2013