Richard Arthur Stahl, Jr. (Rick) passed peacefully at home on September 11, 2021.
Rick was born Dec. 21, 1947 to Richard A. Stahl, Sr. (Sarge) and Marjorie J. both of whom preceded him in death. After growing up in a few different locations, the family settled in the Ballard area of Seattle, WA, where he spent his formidable years. He graduated from Ballard H.S. in 1966 and attended the University of Washington where he met his wife, Nancy. During the Vietnam War, Rick proudly served his country as a medic in the U.S. Army. This experience led him to become a Registered Nurse, working his entire nursing career at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle.
Rick and Nancy eventually settled in Bothell, WA where they raised their three children. Rick loved to spend time working on his 'lazy acre' and raising rabbits for show. He loved coaching his children in sports and supporting them and later his grandchildren – if there was a game he was there!
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Nancy (Jepsen), his brother William J. Stahl, his three children who he adored beyond measure and his ten grandchildren who were the light of his life: daughter Diana (Schmer-Thorp) husband Gary, children Dylan, Ashley, Amanda Schmer and Katie Thorp; daughter Melissa (Small) husband Nate, children Joey and Jayden; and son, Richard A., III (Richie) wife Angela, children Richard A., IV and Chris, Jaci and Madi Fenrich.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation
Published by MilitaryTimes.com on Sep. 12, 2021.