OBITUARY

David Hookfin

January 8, 1949July 9, 2019

David Hookfin was born on January 8, 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana and passed away on July 9, 2019 in Kenmore, Washington.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Reception Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 18, 2019

Memories

David Hookfin

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MAXINE Moran

July 18, 2019

Precious Memories of a dear classmate. I will always remember his kind heart and affectionate feelings towards not only his classmates but to all who stepped into his eye sight.

May the family of David Hookfin find comfort in knowing that others far and near are in sympathy with them. His smile will be missed. He never had to say a word, his smile would always speak for him.

Blessings and Love from a Walter L. Cohen Green Hornet.
Maxine Moran Leon - Class of 1967

Benson Metcalf

July 18, 2019

Dave was an amazing neighbor and a friendly guardian for our street growing up. I remember a specific incident when a stranger came on our street (walking down our cul de sac) and then left a few minutes later with a bicycle (my bicycle) and Dave came out of his garage and timed it perfectly to stop the man, place him on the curb, place my bike on his property and call the cops. As a young boy, I was so grateful my bike was reclaimed and I was in awe at what a giant Dave was to be able to snatch the guy off the bike with such ease. He was the gentle giant and a man with great patience, love and a quick and contagious smile. He lived a Christlike life. I love Dave and I will always remember his goodness. RIP, my friend!

Toni Ciardullo

July 18, 2019

Emotional intelligence was just an idea before I worked with David Hookfin. His office was a safe place to share concerns, have a laugh or just check in at the end of the day. David's emotional wisdom was allowed students to know that "Hook" understood and any discipline didn't take away from a student's humanity.
Mr. Hookfin was a snazzy dresser, a quiet talker and a worshipping grand father. He and his wife Elnora had a new joy in being grandparents and I was not in his office a minute without being shown pictures of their lovely grand daughter. We bonded over loving our grandchildren.
My most vivid memory is of a student who had just been suspended thanking Mr. Hoofin for his time. He was an amazing kind, fair and loving man. He could disagree with you without being disagreeable. The world is a less kind place without him. My sincere condolences to his wife, Elnora and their family.

Nicole Carter

July 18, 2019

Mr. Hookfin was an amazing man, father figure and I always got in trouble. He would scare you them call my mom and tell her. I loved him like a second father and he will be greatly missed! #Ecksteinlifetimememories# Kisses and hugs to Mrs. Hookfin

Peter Breiten

July 17, 2019

It was always a pleasure working with David at Ingraham High School. His calm and easy demeanor made stressful situations easier to deal with. My regards to Elnora and the rest of the Hookfin family.

Chantel Benjamin

July 17, 2019

The Hookfins took care of me every morning at Eckstein when my mom was hospitalized for 5 months during her pregnancy with my brother. They made me breakfast, allowed me to sleep and checked my homework to ensure it was done correctly. Always asked if my family needed anything and they became my home away from home.
Mr. Hookfin was the sweetest man I've ever met and it was such an honor being one of his students. He (and Mrs. Hookfin) was always there to make sure I was okay. He really was a guardian angel! Mr. Hookfin, you are one of kind! Rest In Eternal Peace.
Love Always,
Chantel

Chantel Benjamin

July 17, 2019

The Hookfins took care of me every morning at Eckstein when my mom was hospitalized for 5 months during her pregnancy with my brother. They made me breakfast, allowed me to sleep and checked my homework to ensure it was done correctly. Always asked if my family needed anything and they became my home away from home.
Mr. Hookfin was the sweetest man I've ever met and it was such an honor being one of his students. He (and Mrs. Hookfin) was always there to make sure I was okay. He really was a guardian angel! Mr. Hookfin, you are one of kind! Rest In Eternal Peace.
Love Always,
Chantel

Sandra Watkins

July 17, 2019

Elnora & Family, We were saddened to hear about David. We reminisced about the time that we were going to fly home to Louisiana for Christmas and got stuck in Seattle because of the blizzard. The airline put us up in a hotel. David and Louis walked to KFC in the blizzard, got food and brought it back to the hotel to feed us and our kids. We were able to fly out the next day. What a great husband and father. Sincerely, Louis & Sandra Watkins

Danny Williams

July 17, 2019

To God be the Glory! To family of David Hookfin our deepest sympathy, he will be missed. David and Elnora are our family (brother & sister) not blood but just the same. David was kind and witty always big smile and a hug every time we crossed paths. Elnora, Gerald. David we are here for you all. Anytime just say the word. Love you all!

Michelle Grant

July 17, 2019

I met Mr. Hookfin as a doe-eyed middle schooler at Eckstein Middle School in 1989. I’ll never forget the first time I saw him—he was larger than life, with hands bigger than any I had seen before or since. His office was filled with stunning broad leafed plants that he cared for lovingly, wiping them daily with a cloth. His eyes would light up whenever he would see his beautiful wife who was the home economics teacher. They were the perfect couple. Mr. Hookfin would stand in the halls with children’s jumping up at his feet like attention hungry puppies. Everyone wanted to bask in his light because not only was he tall and powerful, he was kind. He listened, and he cared. I can scarcely remember many teachers from my past but I will never forget Mr. Hookfin. Sending my heartfelt love and condolences to his family.