Dick passed away suddenly at home on July 22. He was born in Minneapolis, Minn. on August 27, 1924.
When he was barely two years old his family relocated to Seattle, where he attended various schools, graduating from Roosevelt High in 1942.
Immediately upon leaving school, he was granted an appointment to West Point by Congressman Warren G. Magnusson, and graduated from there in 1945, entering the Corps of Engineers. From there his career took off, taking him first to Okinawa, back to Harvard to a Bachelor of Science degree, then on to Japan, Korea, Greece, and Vietnam, with various stateside tours in between, and finally to NATO headquarters in Brussels, where he was Deputy Secretary of the Military Committee. There he met his wife Mary and they were married in Nov. 1972. In June 1975, Dick retired and he and Mary came back to Orcas Island, where Dick had already purchased property, having first come to Camp Orkila as a kid.
Dick loved Orcas and loved to fish. He could be found many days on Cascade or Mountain Lakes. He became a member of the American Legion in 1976 and remained so until his passing, having served in almost every office over the years.
He was also a member of The Lions Club sincw 1977, where he served as president, zone chairman, and was a Melvin Jones Fellow.
He is survived by his wife Mary on Orcas, son Rick (Linda) of Millersview, Texas, son Doug (Cheryl) of Wichita Falls, Texas, daughter Kristin (Jon) of Olympia, Wash., son Jim (Kristina) of Manassas, Va., five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by many.
Tight lines, sweetheart!
Graveside services to be announced at a later date.
Submitted by Dick Boberg’s family.