He had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his daughter
For most of his career, he worked with the former Picton-Cavanaugh Inc., then one of the oldest insurance firms in northwest
In 1979, he received an associate degree in risk management from the
"It still tied in with wanting to be a fireman, but he couldn't," she said.
Personable and quick with a joke, he also welcomed comparison to the curmudgeonly father on the sitcom, Frasier.
"That's our dad --
Picton-Cavanaugh was sold in 1999 to Sky Financial, from which
He served four years in the
"They helped each other be the best they could be. It was a friendly competition," said
He was admitted to the hospital in critical condition.
Adept at household repairs, he helped family members with plumbing and electrical problems. He was skilled at poker and liked to play with fire retirees at the Local 92 union hall and at
He was born
Surviving are his daughters
Services will be at
The family suggests tributes to
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