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Harold Thornquist


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Harold Thornquist

Harold was born at Swedish Hospital on April 4, 1918 and passed away at the age of 96 on June 28, 2014. He spent his early childhood in Preston, Washington and then moved to Seattle where he graduated from Lincoln High School in 1936. He attended the University of Washington, graduating in 1940. While at the U, he lettered in volleyball and was a life long Husky supporter.

After college he joined the Army serving with honor in the 18th Armored Division in the German Campaign during Word War II. Returning from the war, he started his career as a civil engineer with the City of Seattle, raising to head of Sewer Utilities.

Harold married the love of his life, Charlotte in 1948. They shared over 60 years of love, laughter and fun together. He was a devoted father to Robert and Karen and a loving grandfather to Christopher, Marc, Scott, Brian and Sara and great grandfather to Juliet.

He was an avid golfer, making 3 holes in 1 during his retirement years. Harold had many friends and was quick with a smile and a helping hand. He will be dearly missed by all those whose lives he touched.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday, July 10 at 3:30 p.m. at the Ballard Landmark, 5433 Leary Ave. NW., Seattle 98107.
Published in The Seattle Times on July 6, 2014
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