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Hank R. Stampf III, 75, of Denton, TX died on December 18, 2012. He was born October 4, 1937 to Henry and Ruth Stampf in Manhattan, NY and grew up on Long Island.
Hank R. Stampf III
Hank had two successful careers; 17 years as a jazz road musician and 25 years as a Doctor of Chiropractic. After graduation from Sewanaka High School, he played with numerous road bands conducted by such well-known leaders as Tex Beneke, Tommy Dorsey and Woody Herman, ending with house bands in Las Vegas.
Hank began his second career in 1964 by attending Palmer Chiropractic College in Iowa. He graduated Magna cum laude in 1967, practicing in the Arlington and Smokey Point area. While an active chiropractor, Hank took on various leadership positions and served on numerous state and national boards promoting the advancement of chiropractic. He also served his local communities as Commissioner of Police in Arlington and as a Lake Stevens City Council member. Throughout his chiropractic career Hank continued his music by organizing and playing in various jazz bands such as MOJO and Hammer and Hank.
Time off from music and his practice was devoted to family, skiing, golf and travel.
Hank is survived by his wife, Cyndi Stampf; sisters, Susan Jenks (NC) and Carol Shepherd (VT); daughters, Monika Soennichsen (OR) and Lisa Marie Stampf (WA); son-in-law, Rich Soennichsen (OR); grand-daughters, Clare and Margret (OR); stepsons, Aaron Stacy (WA), Dwayne Ellis (TX) and Keven Ellis (TX); and a loving, extended family on both the West and East coasts.
Hank was preceded in death by his parents, and a former wife, Dianne Parker, the mother of his children.
A celebration of Hank's life will be held on March 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA.
If desired, memorials in his name may be made to the Cornish College of the Arts, Attn: Advancement Office, 1000 Lenora Street, Seattle, WA 98121.
Published in The Herald (Everett) from Mar. 10 to Mar. 14, 2013