Saturday, June 24, 2017

Eternal Patrol: David Glassman

Seattle Base member David W. Glassman departed on eternal patrol unexpectedly on June 12, 2017 in Bellingham, WA.
Dave was born in Anacortes, WA on November 1, 1963 to Karen (Aschim) Bishop and Everett Bishop. His sister, Dawna, was born in 1968. Years later when their mother remarried, they were adopted by William Glassman.

Dave graduated from Anacortes High School in 1982 and then went to study electronics at Phoenix Institute of Technology. After graduating from PIT, Dave enlisted in the Navy, beginning his adventure on August 7, 1984. After completing basic training and submarine school, he was transferred to Bangor, WA and was assigned to USS Michigan (SSBN 727 Gold) where he served as a navigational electronics technician until he was discharged on August 6, 1990.

After leaving the Navy, Dave began working in the continually changing field of computers. From computer repair to CAD, and on through the other tasks such as maintaining server and network operations, domain management, cloud hosting, etc. He strived to excel at what he did and help others to also excel.

On August 16, 1986 Dave married Carla Dite (also from Anacortes) and they lived in the Belfair area until 2001. While living in the Belfair area of Hood Canal, Dave spent his free time studying Butokukan Karate, learning Flint knapping and primitive skills, and being an awesome dad to his two young daughters, Katherine and Alestra.

In 2001, Dave, Carla, and the girls moved to rural Sedro-Woolley. After some time, Dave was inspired to become a ham radio operator. Once that was done, KF7LQQ directed his focus on ensuring his wife and daughters also became hams. Succeeding in this, he moved on to the next adventure, aquaponics. In Feb. of 2015, the first aquaponics system was started, but it was only the first. Three more followed and who knew where it would have ended had not he been called home by our Father in heaven where he will dwell in the port of his God forever.

Dave is survived by his wife, Carla; daughters, Katherine and Alestra; mother, Karen Glassman; father, Everett Bishop; sister, Dawna Bennett; half-sister, Lin Stephens; half-brother, Earl Bishop; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.

A small family reception was held at Little Brown Chapel on Saturday, June 17th.

Sailor, Rest Your Oar

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