Walter C. Tubandt

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Walter C. Tubandt

Walter passed away surrounded by family at Evergreen Hospital, Woodinville, Washington on February 7, 2020 following a brief illness.

Walter was born in Lansing, Michigan on July 28th, 1937 and overcame the ravages of Polio having contracted the debilitating disease at age 16.  Walter went on to graduate from Michigan State University, marry the love of his life, and raise three children.

He had a successful business career with Sinclair Refining Company, later known as Atlantic Richfield (ARCO), in sales, marketing and real estate management roles spanning over 34 years.  Walt loved the outdoors and spent countless hours growing and grooming his beautiful yard and gardens.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends and family and spent many years deer hunting with his father and son in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents Eva & Bernard Tubandt, his daughters Tamara (Terry) O’Neill and Tera Tubandt, sister Carol (Tom) Schaefer, brother Alan (Kim) Tubandt and grandson Matthew (Kelsey) Tubandt.  He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Susan Tubandt, brother Richard (Patrice) Tubandt, son Scott (Tammy) Tubandt, grandchildren, Luke (Kayla) O’Neill, Michael (Brittany) O’Neill, Jacob O’Neill, Zachary Tubandt, Lillianna Tubandt, great grandchildren, Callen O’Neill, Maclin O’Neill, Connor O’Neill and Michael O’Neill plus countless nieces, nephews and extended family.

Walt’s final resting place will be in Pittsburgh, PA in the Allegheny County Memorial Park Mausoleum in a crypt next to his daughter Tamara. A celebration of his life will be held at Walt & Sue’s home in Woodinville, Washington in the summer of 2020.


5 Responses to “Walter C. Tubandt”

  • Laurie Lux says:

    Walt was such a Gentle sole!!! I always enjoyed seeing him at the Dental office. I will never forget him! Blessings to his family! ~ Laurie Lux

  • Lisa Anthony says:

    I was Walt’s hygienist for 20 years. I always loved seeing him on my schedule. We had many, many laughs and some tears as well. I loved his stories about his life and family. He had a great sense of humor and sometimes it was a little raunchy! Rest In Peace Walt.

  • Teresa Yagi says:

    Our hearts are aching today at hearing of Walts passing.
    It was a privilege to know Walt and be his dental care provider for nearly 30 years.
    He was meticulous with his dental care as it seems he was in all he did in life.

    We always were impressed with his spotlessly white tennis shoes and perfect grooming at every appointment.

    His optimistic outlook and kind heart endeared us all to him. We
    had the great privilege of knowing and caring also for Tara and dear Lilly whom Walt absolutely adored.

    He shared his love of his family and the precious and sometimes also the painful events of his life with us over the many years of our time as his dental team.

    He also mentored us sharing his vast knowledge in marketing and business.
    He advised us wisely to locate near the hospital rather than staying on the lake where half our circle of draw would only be ducks.

    To say we will miss Walt is a
    vast understatement. He is one of those rare people who uplifted us, enriches us and who will never leave our hearts.

    With heartfelt love and our deepest condolences on your loss of dear Walt.
    May you Rest In Peace in the loving arms of God Walt !
    We will miss seeing you every 6 months but are grateful to have had the honor of being your dental care team.

    With love and gratitude,
    Teresa Yagi

  • Faith Records says:

    So very sorry to hear this today. Thinking of you at this very sad time. I remember Walt as a true gentleman. I first met him when visiting his dahlias. He was a beautiful gardener and a beautiful person. Take care and know we love you and are praying for you. Faith

  • Harriete Nabulya says:

    I am one of his Caregivers. Mr.T. was such a gentle soul, a gentleman, very gracious, kind, generous, strong & funny..he is greatly missed & I pray that he Rests In Ever Eternal Peace.

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