John Michael Dick

October 29, 1939December 14, 2018

John Michael Dick, age 79, of Normandy Park, passed away December 14, 2018. John was born October 29, 1939 in Portland, Oregon to Edmund Peter and Frances Elizabeth (Holt) Dick. The family later moved from Portland and settled in the Shorewood on the Sound area of Seattle. He graduated from O’Dea High School and from Seattle University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked as an electrical engineer for Bonneville Power Administration in both the Seattle and Vancouver, Washington offices. John retired from Bonneville Power in 1997. He was proud to be a Lifetime Member of IEEE, an honor he received this year.

John had a love of cars – the faster the better. In his early years, he could be seen racing around Alki Point. He also participated in figure eight demolition derbies. Later years found him still loving cars, always looking at and purchasing one that struck his fancy. He added the love of computers. He was forever building a new one for either himself or someone else.

He is survived by his brother William (Patricia) Dick of Las Vegas, Nevada, brother Philip (Patricia) Dick of Kissimmee, Florida, nephews Kevin, Todd, Collin and Adam Dick, great nephews Austin Dick and Rhys Dick, and great nieces Arya and Taylor Dick. He is preceded in death by his parents Edmund and Frances Dick, brother Robert Dick, and nephew Christopher Dick.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at CHI Franciscan Highline Hospital in Burien for their compassionate care of John in his last days. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Wounded Warriors – two of John’s favorite charities.

Services will be held at Yarrington’s Funeral Home in White Center, Thursday, December 20 at 1 pm.

Burial will be at a later date at Gethsemane Cemetery, Federal Way, Washington.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 20, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, December 28, 2018

John Michael Dick

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