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David William Lerch

D. W. (Bill) Lerch, born July 26, 1929 in Canton, OH, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on October 25, 2012. Bill is survived by his wife, brother, 3 children and 4 grandchildren. He was a wonderful husband, father and friend; people's lives were enriched by his presence. Bill graduated from Webb Institute in 1952 and was a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers for over 50 years. He served as President of the Oceanographic Institute of Washington 1978-81, the Ballard Rotary Club 1983-84, and the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, 2001. His professional career was spent at Marine Construction and Design Co (MARCO) retiring in 1994. After retiring, he enjoyed 10 years of cruising to SE Alaska on their boat T. Puffin. Memorial service will be December 28th at 2:00pm at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church at 15th NW and Richmond Beach Rd. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Richmond Beach Congregational Church,
Published in The Seattle Times from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2012
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