He joined the Navy in 1965, then RNMCB-18.
He enjoyed being a Seabee Steelworker.
He worked at Pohl Spring Works, and later in mechanical and electrical maintenance positions in Yakima, WA.
He was a hard worker and could fix just about anything.
He is survived by daughters, Dottie and Tina; wife, Deborah; brother, Ted; stepchildren Crisanna and Brian; grandchildren; and numerous relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Richard and Christ.
Visitation today, 9AM- 5PM at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME, N. 4305 Division St. Services to be held at Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, WA, April 13, 2013 at 1PM.