Harold S. Dahlke
Harold Stanley Dahlke ended his journey with us on November 21. He died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones.
Harold served in the US Army during WWII
and was able to go to college because of the GI Bill. He identified strongly with those who better their lives through service to the nation because it enabled him to attend Washington University in St. Louis (BA Physics), the University of Michigan
(MS Applied Mechanics), and University of Texas
at Austin (phD Pure Mathematics). He worked in aeronautical engineering, both commercial and military, first for Chance Vought in Dallas before moving to Seattle in 1977 to work for Boeing. At 85, Harold had been retired for nearly 20 years and was still going strong despite some chronic health issues. He was active in his condominium community for more than a decade, serving on numerous committees and on the board as treasurer. He had an active social life and enjoyed concerts and plays alike. He enjoyed good food, good wine and good scotch. Harold's legacy is his determination to do the right thing, even if it is inconvenient to do so.
He is survived by his son, Eric Dahlke, of Seattle, and cousin, Jean Bowers of Orcas Island. A celebration of his life will be held at the club room of the Portsmith Condominium in Kirkland, WA on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 2-5PM. We request that all who knew him share their stories of Harold in the online guest book at the Seattle Times.
We thank everyone at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center and Evergreen Hospice for providing great and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Humane Society or to Evergreen Hospice.