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Robert Clark Cavin

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Robert Clark CAVIN Robert Clark Cavin, Lawyer, Scottish dancer, former Marine died of heart failure on January 29, 2012 in Seattle WA. Born on August 17, 1938 in Oklahoma, Clark was brought to Vancouver WA at the age of 4. He graduated from Fort Vancouver High School in 1957 and attended the University of Washington on a NROTC scholarship. Upon graduation he was recognized as Outstanding Marine Graduate of 1961 and commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. After leaving the Marines, Clark maintained strong ties with the Corps including reunions at Quantico VA and membership in the Marines Memorial Club. Clark graduated from Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco in 1976. After graduation, he took the California and Washington bar exams, passing both on his first attempt. Clark returned to Washington and the overcast skies he loved where he practiced law until his death. His great commitment to people least able to afford legal services will be gratefully remembered by his many clients. Clark was an esteemed member of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society and the St Andrew's Society. As a teacher (and fiddler in the Bramble Band) for nearly 40 years, Clark shared his passion for dancing and Scottish music with hundreds. A lover of information and reader of four daily newspapers and several magazines, Clark regularly sent clippings to his friends for their edification and amusement.A service with full military honors will occur at Northwood Park Cemetery in Ridgefield WA on February 16. A celebration of Clark's life will be held in Seattle in the spring. Clark is survived by his sisters Betty Sue and Mary Ann (Paul) as well as two nieces and a nephew. Clark's loyalty, humor, wit, and intelligence will be missed by all who knew him. Robert Clark Cavin, Semper Fi.
Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 12, 2012
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