Clifford Austin Garl
1914 - 2015
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Clifford Austin Garl

Clifford Austin Garl passed away on May 28, 2015, at his home in Richmond Beach - Shoreline Washington. Mr. Garl was 100 years old.

Mr. Garl was born in Richmond Beach on June 8, 1914. He attended school in Richmond Beach and it was there, growing up as a boy, that he met the one and only love of his life, his late wife, Lois.

Mr. Garl worked for The Standard Oil Company from the time he was a teenager until he retired at the age of 62. He traveled extensively and made his home with Lois at first in Alaska and then in California. In 1977, Mr. Garl and his wife returned to Richmond Beach where he built their dream home.

Mr. Garl was an avid sportsman. In his youth he raced motorcycles, played minor league baseball, and rowed crew for the University of Washington. He was an exceptional ocean swimmer and tennis player, and was an avid golfer. He obtained his pilot license and made a solo flight at the age of 91.

Mr. Garl was an extremely kind and generous person. He was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Mr. Garl is preceded in death by his loving wife, Lois.

There will be a private burial and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

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Published in The Seattle Times on Jun. 7, 2015.
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July 1, 2015
The epitome of class, sweet Clifford.
June 13, 2015
Uncle Cliff..I did not get the chance to know you well. you have lived a happy and fulfilling life...Rest In Peace..your Niece Mary Birch
June 13, 2015
I loved watching movies with Cliff. I also loved sitting with him listening to him tell stories f his youth. He was my mothers brother and a great man! He will be missed!
Peter Olsen
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