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.