Daryl G. Baerwald
Daryl Gary Baerwald died peacefully with family at his side on November 18, 2015 in Bothell, Washington.
Daryl was born on January 10, 1942 in Seattle, Washington to Herman and Iona (Lannoye) Baerwald. Daryl graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960. He attended the University of Washington and then transferred to Seattle Pacific University, playing for the baseball team and earning Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education. While there, Daryl made lifelong friendships and met the love of his life, Diane. Daryl retired in 1996 after 31 years of teaching elementary school in the Shoreline School District. He was a popular teacher who earned the Golden Acorn Award.
Daryl's love of sports continued throughout his life. He played baseball and basketball in high school, college, and later in recreational leagues with his fellow teachers and former SPU teammates. He coached baseball and basketball for his cousins and later his son. He also loved cheering on the Huskies as a longtime UW football and basketball season ticket holder.
Daryl treasured his time with friends and family, including playing sports, poker nights, and going on camping and hunting trips. A lifelong fisherman, he spent countless hours fishing for trout, steelhead, and salmon with his father, friends, children, and extended family. Daryl was an avid gardener who enjoyed growing fruit and vegetables to share with others.
Daryl was a devoted husband and father. He was always there to support his children in their school and sports events or to help out. Daryl loved spending time with his three grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.
Daryl is survived by his wife of 48 years Diane (Damron), his children Elesa Field (Mark) and Jeff (Jeannette), and his grandchildren Ethan, Daniel, and Avery all of Bothell, WA. He also leaves behind his brother Dennis Baerwald (Bonnie) and a large extended family of nieces, nephews, brothers- and- sisters-in-law, and cousins.
A celebration of Daryl's life will be held in January. Donations in Daryl's memory may be sent to Alzheimer's Association
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Published by The Seattle Times from Nov. 29 to Nov. 30, 2015.