Adrian L. Damish
November 8, 1932 ~ February 1, 2014
After a brief illness, Adrian L. Damish, 81, entered into eternal rest on February 1, 2014, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, WA. He was born at home in Beverly Park, WA on November 8, 1932, to Leslie Damish and Dora (Parsons) Damish. He attended schools in Marysville, WA and later worked at Scott Paper Co. in Everett, WA. He spent two years in the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War. Upon being discharged, he returned to Marysville and met Milly Grenvik, “the love of his life”. They were married in her Lutheran Church in Kenmare, ND on August 20, 1955. He worked as a shareholder in a Plywood Mill in Everett, WA and then attended Edison Technical School in Seattle, WA to be trained as an electrician. He served an apprenticeship and worked in the Seattle area, moving to Wenatchee, WA in 1960 to work on the completion of Rocky Reach Dam. He worked on all the major dams in Eastern Washington and settled the family in Wenatchee. His family was his first priority always. He also was devoted to his elderly mother. In his spare time, he was active in Grace Lutheran Church, Elks Club, Red Cross, Cancer Care, American Legion, Mobile Meals and the Democratic Party. He was offered an opportunity to travel to Antarctica to work for a scientific United States Antarctic Program in 1990, and made a second trip a year later. Adrian and Milly enjoyed traveling together after they both retired, around the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Adrian liked to attend and watch all types of sporting events. He was also fond of dancing in his younger years. He was proud to educate his two sons and one daughter, and to be a “Coug Dad”. He especially took pride in his five grandchildren and all their activities and hobbies.
Adrian is survived by his best friend and wife, Milly; son, Todd Damish (Ivette) of Gig Harbor, WA; son, Blake of Wenatchee, WA; and daughter, Trina Damish DeCamp (Greg) of Wenatchee, WA. His grandchildren are Mitchell DeCamp of Wenatchee, WA, Ross DeCamp of Pullman, WA, Lexie DeCamp of Wenatchee, WA, and Dawson Damish and Bailey Damish, both of Gig Harbor, WA.
Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Grace Lutheran Church in Wenatchee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salvation Army or Wenatchee Senior Center. Arrangements are by Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home in Wenatchee, WA.