I. Vernon Parvin|
May 5, 1941 ~ January 29, 2014
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend.
Served in the US Air Force. Retired as a journeyman inside wireman, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 46 - "Vern the Great" to his fellow workers. He had lots of interests. He rode motorcycles and at one time belonged to the BMW Riders of America and rode a dirt bike in the Mattawa 100 race. He earned a black belt in karate. He was a player of games: board games, computer/online games (an addiction to WOW), and role playing games. He hosted a Gurps group at his house every week. But his main passion was reading, and he had a library of about 4000 books.
Vern is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jeanne, his daughters Laura Nealer (Rodney) and Esther Parvin (John Young), his granddaughters Julia Nealer and Ruth Young, brother David Parvin, sisters Michal Rosencrans & Carolyn Bommarito.
He died peacefully at his home in Seattle. A private family scattering of the ashes will be scheduled later at his wooded property, where he enjoyed many campouts with family or just with his dog Pomm. To post to the online guest book go to www.funerals.coop, click on obituary, then click on his name.
Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 9, 2014