Duane Peter Quande
Yarington's/White Center Funeral Home
10708 16th Ave Sw
Seattle, WA
Duane Peter Quande

Duane Peter Quande was born to Stanley Lowell Quande and Genevie "Tootie" Britsch Quande in Seattle on May 27, 1943. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his Burien home on August 17, 2013 after a courageous battle with TTR amyloidosis.

He is survived by Mary, his wife of 46 years; sister Patti (George) Holmgren; sister-in-law Toni Quande; brother-in-law Terry (Sandy) Varner; sister-in-law Sue (Jay) Hopper; brother-in-law Chuck (Lisa) Varner; nieces and nephews Rick, (Tracey) and DJ (Duane James) Trout; Jami, (Pat), Makena and Riley Hanulik; Jeff Quande; Ashley Quande; Travis, (Tiffany) and Claire Holmgren; and Terra Holmgren.

He was preceded in death by his father Stanley, mother Tootie and younger brother "Little Stan" (Stanley Lowell Quande, Jr.).

Duane was very active in the boating community; he built his first boat as a teenager and explored the sound from Three-Tree Point to Blake Island. As an adult he was an officer and teacher for the Poverty Bay Power Squadron and a member of Seattle Yacht Club. Since 1967, Duane and Mary could be found in the San Juan Islands, or Desolation Sound, cruising with friends and family aboard their boats.

The name of his boat, Friendship, personified Duane. He helped anyone, anytime with anything. Every friend became family and every stranger became a friend.

He was past President of the Burien Lions, operated Burien City Garage for 36 years, and was a member of NAPA Auto Care.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Burien Lions Club, 15455 4th Ave. S.W., Burien, WA 98148, or Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave. N., Ste. 300, Seattle, WA 98109.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, August 25, from 3-7 p.m. at the Des Moines Yacht Club. Please go to www.yaringtons.com to share memories.
Published by The Seattle Times on Aug. 21, 2013.
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My condolences to the family. Duane was an honest and dependable man, and I knew his garage would always do good work on my car.
Brian Notzon
October 23, 2013
Mary,I was saddened to hear of your loss of Duane. We met in the early 60 when we worked on cars and motor cycles for hours everyday and our hands were always greasy .We enjoyed bike riding up at Bullfrog Flats with friends. Even though we moved so far away from him, his name has come up many times and I always thought of him as a "true friend" Duane was truly a special person, I am so lucky to been able to call him my friend. He will be missed.
John & Bonnie Williams
August 30, 2013
Saddened and shocked to find Duane has moved on to fair seas. Burien lost a wonderful leader. I am sorry I did not discover this until recently. Our prayers are with you.
Don and Carol Glockner
August 28, 2013
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Darold Doell
August 26, 2013
Duane -
I will miss your smile on "N" dock and I will miss your sage counsel at Marina Association Director's meetings. Thank you for so many things. May the Lord bless you and keep you; may the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; may the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Goodbye my friend.
Tom Sitterley
August 25, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear of Duane's passing. He will be sorely missed by everyone that knew him, especially me. He was a good go to guy whenever I had car issues.
Cheryl Nichols
August 24, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of Duane's passing. Mike says he'll miss his call at Christmas. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. ~ Mike & Vickie Mattern (Tri 5 Mike)
Mike Mattern
August 23, 2013
Mary, We are so sorry to hear of Duane's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bob, Ann & Randy- Hughes Agency
August 23, 2013
Time on the water with boating friends adds wonderful memories to our lives. I'm grateful for those times and Duane's wit and humor.
You are in my thoughts at this difficult time.
Elizabeth Van Zonneveld
August 22, 2013
Mary, please know you and “Uncle” Duane are in my heart and prayers. There are so many happy - fun -loving memories. Love you both very much! ~ Lisa McCarroll (Storhoff)
Lisa McCarroll
August 22, 2013
You made me and everyone around us smile every time we saw you. Your jokes and attitude never failed to lighten up a meeting or topic. I was always envious of your bright personality, high level of integrity and positive outlook on any situation. I had a lot to learn from you and I will continue to ask myself "what would Duane do?" when times get tough. I will admit I knew you were fighting illness but I never had one ounce of doubt you wouldn't beat it. I'll always remember the last hug you gave me and the last handshake we shared. We all loved you.
- Flash
Patrick Leahy
August 21, 2013
Mary, I am not sure if you remember me, Staci Sarfert (Gibb) Century Auto Rentals & N & R Auto. For 22 years I saw Duane daily picking up customers or just stopping by to get a bear hug, he was like a second father to me! He was and will always be in my thoughts as well as you and your family. I will miss him dearly and his beautiful smile. Staci <3
Staci Sarfert (Gibb)
August 21, 2013
Dear Mary,
We were saddened to learn of Duane's passing. He was a rare and wonderful person who always seemed to make everyone feel like they mattered. He will be missed and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
John & Marcia Tollo
August 21, 2013
Mary, I am so sorry to hear about Duane's passing. I am sending a hug from my heart to yours and your family.
Colleen Holmes
August 21, 2013
Mary, I'm so sorry to learn of Duanes passing. It has been a privilege to know Duane as a friend and classmate. You and Duane are "The Best of the Best". Keep your chin up kid.
Michael Baker
August 21, 2013
I already miss hearing Duane's stories. They weren't always the first time I heard them but they got better each time! I also will miss his on going war with technology-namely the computer and phone.
Duane was a generous and truly caring boss. I have told many people how refreshing it is to work in an enviornment free of stress and drama.
How lucky he was to have so many long time friends and family, and how lucky they were to have him, my heart goes out to you.
Tami Arredondo
August 21, 2013
Mary Dear ~ so saddened to learn of Duane's passing... he was such a
"gentle Giant" ~ Burien City Garage was always there to help, over the years, with my auto problems.. a best friend of 60 years, Will ("Bud") Gering,
a car enthusiast and former mechanic, said, "Junie, take your car to Duane..
He's the Best!" ~ know that you're in my heart and prayers for comfort. hugs, junie tonkin
August 21, 2013
You know what a huge impact he had on our lives and how much we love him. Jim and Lanny
August 21, 2013
Mary, our hearts ache for you. We have been so lucky to have known Duane. We treasure those trips we made to Mexico with you and Duane and the rest of the NAPA group. Duane was always smiling, always generous, ready to help, and a whole lot of fun to be around. We will miss him very much.
Bill & Cheryl Capron
August 20, 2013
Duane has been one of my dad's best friends for over 45 years. I grew up knowing Duane and Mary. Duane could always make me smile. He is such a wonderful man and he will be missed by us all. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone that knew and loved Duane. Mary, the Courtier's will always be here for you. Love you, Shari
Shari Courtier
August 19, 2013
Mary, Was so sorry to hear of Duanes passing, my prayers are with you and your family.

Nancee (Hanley) Stanley
August 19, 2013
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