Richard A. (Dick) Chandler

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Dick Chandler

Richard A. (Dick) Chandler passed away July 26, 2020 from complications of Dementia which affected his speech and finally his heart.

He was born in Yakima, WA on April 9, 1929.

Dick is survived by his wife, Lois  and recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.  Also survived by his daughters, Caren, Cathy, son, Jeff and Daughter-in-law, Sandra and grandchildren: Ben, Caitlin, Cameron, Cara and Carson.

Dick worked 33 years in  Seattle for Pacific Northwest Bell (PNB) and at retirement in 1980 was in charge of Displays and Exhibits in the Public Relations Dept.  While still in High School, he worked part-time building a dock for Kenmore Air Harbor.  Instead of pay, he received flying lessons and received his pilot license at 17 years of age, one years before his driving license.  At 18 , he started working for PNB.

From 1950 to 53, he served in the US Air Force during the Korean War and was quite proud of being stationed in France building a telecommunication center. After serving in the Air Force, he returned to PNB and married Lois in 1964. She  also worked for PNB on the 14th floor of the Exchange Building and Dick on the 16th Floor.  The rumor in the company was “did you hear that Dick Chandler is marrying that young “chick-ee” on the 14th Floor.  Well it lasted for 56 years so think he knew what he was doing.  Dick and Lois enjoyed their family and time spent with all of them at their cabin on the Naches River and  Peterson’s Waterfront in Lake Chelan.  They also traveled to Puerto Vallarta each year for 26 years and to the Maui Sunset in Hawaii.  Dick loved hunting and fishing with his buddies: Darrell Miller, Ron LeFebvre, his son Jeff, among others

The family would like to thank  Daniela’s Adult Home Care in Woodinville for their great care in his last year with us.   Especially Daniela, her husband Eli and their 3 caregivers Judy, Marci and Lucky.

There will be no services at this time.

If you wish to send a memorial in Dick’s name, send it to your favorite charity or call 1-800-635-1432 to donate to the Seattle  Children’s Hospital.

7 Responses to “Richard A. (Dick) Chandler”

  • Joyce M Saari says:

    I met Lois Olson Chandler in 1961 on the 14th floor of the Exchange Building. We both worked in Labor Relations for Pacific Northwest Bell. She went on Fair Circuits and met Dick Chandler. As mentioned in Dick’s obit they dated and married in 1964. Dick and Lois and my late husband Jim Saari and I socialized a lot. Had such wonderful time together. Lois and I are in touch almost daily. RIP Dick!

  • Teri Puffer Ecker says:

    Dear Lois – So many good years and marvelous memories from “our home away from home” at the Sheraton in Puerto Vallarta. Wishing you comfort and solace in your time of grief. With deepest sympathy, Teri and Don ~

  • Sarah Ladiges says:

    Lois has been a volunteer for Seattle Children’s Hospital for 8 years. In those years I have gotten to become dear friends with her. She has been an incredible wife to Dick, and I have loved hearing all her wonderful stories of their lives together. I am truly sorry for the loss of Dick, and I wish her and the entire family peace in this fragile time.

  • Patti & Doug Lockhart says:

    Dear Lois,Jeff, Caren and Cathy:

    We are saddened to hear of Dick’s passing. We hold onto years of happy memories with Lois, Dick & family. He was a great husband, father, and friend. Also, a great boss as my husband, Doug, worked for Dick & Lois in their advertising business. Rest in Peace…dear kind and loving man.
    Sending prayers and healing thoughts to you and the family.

  • Barbara Peterson says:

    Lois and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He was a great boss to my husband Jerry. They enjoyed working together and going to lunch almost daily.

    Know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Dianne Buck Friend says:

    I knew of Dick through his wife Lois, who volunteered for me for the senior lunch program in Bellevue. In those 8-9 years Lois and I have become great buddies and I’ve so enjoyed her sharing their life with me through those years. I often felt I was a part of her great all-American adventures as she would reminisce about the past. They were definitely participants in “The Greatest Generation”. My thanks and appreciation for allowing me to share in these memories. My deepest condolences for Lois and Jeff.

  • Dianne Friend says:

    For the past 9 years, I have been fortunate enough to go along on the wonderful journey of the Chandlers life as Lois shared some of the many adventures they took through that life. I hope,Lois, you are comforted by those memories. I feel Dick shared a wonderful life with you. You’re part of America’s “Greatest Generation “ My condolences to you and Jeff.

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