Monday, December 19, 2011

Dick Harrington, Dec. 11, 2011

Classmate Dick Harrington passed away on December 11, 2011. His obituary is in the Everett Herald, and reads as follows:

Richard James Harrington
Richard James Harrington, "Dick" passed away at his home in Snohomish, WA on Sunday, December 11, 2011. He was 59 years old. He was born in Seattle, WA on May 2, 1952 to Calvin and Eileen Harrington. 
He spent most of his childhood at the family farm in Snohomish with his siblings Wayne, Carol, Steve and Dixie. Dick graduated from Snohomish High School in 1970 along with a classmate named Deborah Bachart. Dick and Debbie were married on October 18, 1975. They lived all around Washington, but settled back in Snohomish in 1989. 
During the past 36 years of marriage, Dick helped raise his children, Albert, Emily, Stacey and Steven and in all ways remained dedicated to his wife and family. For the past 32 years Dick has been employed by Stoneway Concrete where he was their Aggregates Operation Manager. He was also a member of the Local 302 Operating Engineers Union. 
Dick enjoyed football and coached many of his son's football teams. He was an avid music lover, and collected albums, CD's and memorabilia. Dick's favorite hobby however was the restoration and rebuilding of classic muscle cars; he had recently finished his 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner, a tribute to the car he had in his youth. 
Dick is survived by his wife, Debbie; his children, Albert, Emily, Stacey and Steven; children-in-laws, Beth, Mike and Becky; four month old granddaughter, Edalyn; his brother, Steve; and sisters, Carol and Dixie; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. 
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Eileen; his brother, Wayne; and his nephew, Clint. 
There will be a memorial at his home on December 18, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The memorial was held on Saturday, December 18, but you can still sign the online Guest Book here.

Dick was a wonderful person, larger than life, and he will be missed. Here is one of my favorite pictures of him, taken just before our 40th Reunion, last summer.