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Ralph S. Eskenazi

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Ralph S. ESKENAZI Our dear father, brother, uncle and friend, Ralph S Eskenazi passed away peacefully Oct 17 after a long and very healthy life of 98 years. Ralph was born in Seattle in 1913, one of 5 brothers to Isaac and Esther Eskenazi. A very active and avid skier, hiker and climber, and early member of the Mountaineers, he truly enjoyed the Cascades and Olympics, pioneering some areas. Ralph graduated in 1931 from Garfield HS, then earned a de gree in Aeronautical Engineering from the UW, all the while sup porting his education by selling shoes for Nordstrom and the Bon, and driving a Seattle streetcar. After school he began and contin ued a long career in Aviation, retiring from Boeing after over 30 years of service. During his long retirement he enjoyed playing bridge with a WS group, and on any sunny day could be found on his favorite bench on the Alki boardwalk. He is survived by his son Dan (Diane), his brothers Jack (Andy) and Mordie (Marion), and his brother-in-law Harold Lander, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded by his loving wife and lifelong sweetheart Edith, and his son David. Ralph is dearly missed by his loving family, friends, and neighbors. Memorial service at Herzl Memo rial Park 165th & Dayton N. on Wed. Oct 19th at 1pm. Thanks to Group Health Hospice, and Bailey-Boushay for their wonderful care.
Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 18, 2011
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