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Obituary: Suko, Glen Samuel

Age 76

Glen Samuel
(Age 76)

Glen Suko, loving husband and dedicated family man, passed away peacefully in the evening on April 2, 2012. Glen was born on March 22, 1936, in Ritzville, WA. He spent his younger years in Pedee and Plummer, ID. He moved to S. CleElum, WA, where he graduated high school in 1954. During this time, he participated in many school activities and worked for the Milwaukie Railroad and Washington Forest Service. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1954 and traveled all over the world for the next 20 years with the military. Glen loved telling stories of his Navy adventures. On October 10, 1970, he married his childhood friend, Clarice (Chase), in Seattle. After he retired from the Navy, he moved his wife and two babies to Spokane Valley, WA, where they have lived ever since, and had a third child. Glen and his family traveled all throughout the US and Canada. He spent his summers with his wife and three children camping and boating. Later, they bought a place on Coeur d’Alene Lake, ID, and he loved to relax at the lake during his free time, and especially after retirement. For their 40th wedding anniversary, Glen and Clarice traveled to Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. Glen was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Frieda (Eichelberg) Suko. He is survived by his sister, Carol (Bob) Kehoe; his wife Clarice; his son Michael Suko; daughters Kathleen (Marc) Myhre and Teresa (Ben) Herlin and grandson Jessie Suko. The family wishes to thank all of their wonderful friends, medical professionals, and clergy who helped Glen through his final journey in this life. In lieu of flowers, Glen would suggest a donation to Honor Flight. There will be a Vigil Service at 7:00 PM on Friday, April 13th, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 PM on Saturday, April 14th, both at St. Mary Catholic Church in Spokane Valley. A military inurnment service will be held on Friday, April 20th at 3:00 PM at the WA State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, WA. Please visit Glen’s on-line memorial at Arrangements entrusted to:


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