Gordon Peak

Gordon F. Peak

October 19, 1922    April 27, 2009

Gordon Peak

Gordon Peak

Gordon peak2was born in Portland Oregon.  His parents divorced when he was very young, and he grew up near Woodland Park in Seattle, where his mother owned and operated a beauty shop.

 

 

 

 

He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1941, and soon after enjoyed a dangerous and adventurous job as a deck hand on boats that traveled the Alaska coast, supplyinig necessities to native villages.

In 1942 he joined the US Army Signal Corps, Alaska Communications System, assigned to the Alean Highway project.  He was honorably discharged in 1946.

After WWII Gordon built and sold several homes in Seattle’s north end.  Later he began a long career as a finish carpenter, well known for his fine work.  He detailed offices in many of Seattle’s high rise office buildings, and was in-house carpenter for Frederick and Nelson, and later the Bon Marche for many years.  His crowning glory was the elaborate wine cellar he constructed for prominent Seattle businessman, Thomas Gleed.

Gordon was well-known for his sense of humor, love of salmon fishing, no matter what the weather, and his readiness to give a helping hand wherever needed.  He always fished with “Finnish Herring”, a nod to his half Finnish heritage.

He leaves his wife Marilynn, son, Randall (Patty) Peak, daughter Alana (Rick) Rich, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Gordon wants no services.

One Response to “Gordon Peak”

  • Terry Briggman says:

    Someone came by the old Peak Ranch on Camano, his former home and informed me Gordon had passed. Gordon sold the Camano property to a man in Texas that eventually sold it to me. I have the 1956 Farmall cub that Gordon gave me when he left. I’ve partially restored it and think of him when I use it. God Bless my friend.

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