Donald Charles (Chuck) Brockway, Jr.|
Chuck, 64, passed away peacefully at home on April 10th after a courageous battle with cancer. Chuck was born and raised in Seattle, graduating from Garfield High and the University of Washington. He was a proud member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Following graduation he served six years in the US Naval Reserves.
Chuck had a deep love for Seattle sports and enjoyed playing, watching and coaching a variety of sports. In recent years Chuck was honored to coach a Miracle League team and was very passionate about the games involving almost everyone he knew to participate as a volunteer. His culminating sports moment was cheering on the Seahawks to their Super Bowl victory surrounded by family.
Chuck enjoyed a successful 42 year career in banking. He especially enjoyed the personal relationships he developed with co-workers and clients. He was a respected banker and mentor to many but will likely be remembered most fondly for his humor.
Involvement in community service and philanthropic activities was always a part of Chuck's life. He was a Kirkland Rotarian for 28 years. Chuck was very proud of his service to the EvergreenHealth Community Advisors and Foundation Board of Trustees. Although he never expected to be a beneficiary, he and the family are so grateful for the wonderful, compassionate care of EvergreenHealth.
Chuck had a great love for the outdoors, especially camping. Each summer he organized a camping trip for friends and family to Lake Chelan. It is an annual tradition that will be carried on in his honor through the next generations.
Family was incredibly important to Chuck and nothing brought him more joy. He is survived by his wife, Vicky, brother Bob (Dana), sister Willye, daughter Kim (Zach), son Troy, stepdaughter Alicia, stepsons Sean (Kerrie), and Josh, grandchildren Ainsley, Aidan, Grace and Isaac.
A celebration of Chuck's life will be held at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 NE 124th St., Kirkland, on Saturday, April 26th at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to EvergreenHealth Foundation or Kirkland Rotary Foundation in Chuck's name.
He lived for those he loved and those he loved remember.
Published in The Seattle Times from Apr. 16 to Apr. 20, 2014