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Hank R. Stampf III Obituary
Hank R. Stampf III

Hank R Stampf III, 75, passed away on December 18, 2012. He was born October 4, 1937 to Henry and Ruth Stampf in Manhattan, NY and grew up on Long Island. Hank had two successful careers; 17 years as a jazz road musician and 25 years as a Doctor of Chiropractic. After graduation from Sewanaka High School, he played with numerous road bands conducted by such well-known leaders as Les Elgart, Tommy Dorsey and Woody Herman, ending with house bands in Las Vegas.

Hank began his second career by attending Palmer Chiropractic College in Iowa in 1964. He graduated magna cum laude in 1967, practicing in the Arlington/Smokey Point area. While an active chiropractor, Hank took on various leadership positions and served on numerous state and national boards promoting the advancement of chiropractic.

Time off from music and his practice was devoted to family, skiing, golf and travel.

Hank is survived by his wife, Cyndi; sisters Susan Jenks (NC) and Carol Shepherd (VT); daughters Monika Soennichsen (OR) and Lisa Marie (WA); son-in-law Rich Soennichsen (OR); granddaughters Clare and Margret (OR); stepsons Aaron Stacy (WA), Dwayne Ellis (TX) and Keven Ellis (TX). Hank was preceded in death by his parents and a former wife, Dianne Parker, the mother of his children.

A celebration of Hank's life will be held on March 17, 2013, 2pm, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA.

If desired, memorials in his name may be made to the Cornish College of the Arts, Attn: Advancement Office, 1000 Lenora Street, Seattle, WA 98121.
Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 10, 2013
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