Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
David Glassman Memorial
David Glassman Memorial

David Glassman

David Glassman

Monday, June 12th, 2017

David W. Glassman passed away unexpectedly on June 12, 2017 the age of 53. He departed at 11:12pm from St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham on eternal patrol.

Dave was born in Anacortes on November 1, 1963 to Karen (Aschim) Bishop and Everett Bishop. His sister, Dawna, was born in 1968. Years later when their mother remarried, they were adopted by William Glassman.

Dave graduated from Anacortes High School in 1982 then went to study electronics at Phoenix Institute of Technology. After graduating from PIT, Dave went on to enlist in the navy, beginning his adventure on August 7, 1984. After completing basic training and Sub school, he was transferred to Bangor, WA and assigned to SSBN 727 Michigan (gold) where he served as a navigational electronics technician from January 24, 1986 until discharged from the navy on August 6, 1990.

On August 16, 1986 Dave married Carla Dite (also from Anacortes) and they lived in the Belfair area until 2001.

After leaving the Navy Dave began working in the continually changing job of working with computers. From computer repair to CAD, and on through the continually shifting necessities in the world of computers such as maintaining server and network operations, Domain management, cloud hosting, etc. he strived to excel at what he did and help others to also excel.

While living in the Belfair area of Hood Canal, Dave spent his free time studying Butokukan Karate, learning Flint knapping and primitive skills, and being an awesome dad to his two young daughters, Katherine and Alestra.

In 2001, Dave, Carla, and the girls moved to rural Sedro-Woolley. After some time, Dave was inspired to become a ham radio operator. Once that was done, KF7LQQ directed his focus on ensuring his wife and daughters also became hams. Succeeding in this, he moved on to the next adventure, aquaponics. In Feb. of 2015, the first aquaponics system was started, but it was only the first. Three more followed and who know where it would have ended had not he been called home by our Father in heaven where he will dwell in the port of his God forever.

Dave is survived by his wife, Carla; daughters, Katherine and Alestra; mother, Karen Glassman; father, Everett Bishop; sister, Dawna Bennett; half-sister, Lin Stephens; half-brother, Earl Bishop; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.

Dave was preceded in death by his father, William Glassman; his aunt, Betty Johnson; and his half-sister, Kay Bishop.
A small family reception was held at Little Brown Chapel on Saturday, June 17th.


  • Christine Farrow

    Dear Carla,
    Too many David’s have taken flight this year. Your’s was very lucky to have known and loved you. Hold tight.
    If the angels can hear earthly laughter , laugh loud and strong for the good times shared. He’ll be smiling back.

  • Alice Sitton

    Carla and girls I am so sorry for your loss I pray God will comfort you in your grief.

  • Nancy Bjorking Blunt

    I miss the boy I grew up with and am sorry I never got to meet the man you became. I finally found you on FB only a couple of years ago and didn’t have time to see you again. You will be missed by me and many more. Save a place for me at your table and we’ll play a game of cards. Nancy B

  • Betty Glassman

    Dave was one of the most caring, loving young men I have ever known. His smile would warm anyone’s heart. It was a privilege to be his step mother, and I will always remember how kind he was to me. I know he is with the Lord now. God bless you, Dave.

  • Lonnie Bradwell

    May the Lord welcome you with open arms. May the Lord pour out His blessings and wrap His arm around the Glassman Family.
    You will be missed greatly, no more can we call out for little quack quack on the radio.. hi hi.
    But one day we can rest assured that we will see you again Brother when we too cross Jordon and enter into God’s Glorous city.
    Fair winds and prevailing seas.
    73’s KE7LQQ de KD7PTN

  • Michele Kirkpatrick

    I was very sad to learn of David’s passing. He was such a talented and level-headed man. At work, David would turn any stressful situation into a solution oriented success! He will be missed by all. My thoughts and sincere prayers to his family.

  • Poul Brask

    I had the privilege of getting to know the Glassman’s through having their daughters in my choirs at Sedro Woolley HS. All four of them went from students and helpful parents to house sitters, trailer-keepers, and friends. The only time I ever saw David upset was the night of the Christmas parade in Woolley when the jazz choir float was stuck at the starting line without power because his generator wasn’t. Generating, that is. He took it personal, like everything he did–with a smile and a personal touch.

    I will miss your warm greetings when I come to get my cargo trailer from your front pasture. But not nearly as much as the three beautiful women you left behind will miss you. God bless all of the Glassman’s at this difficult time.

  • Jill Freuden

    We will miss David. He was always one of my favorite people with such a kind heart. I love the photos of him. Gone too soon but not forgotten.

  • Ted & Shirley Lint

    Carla & Girls, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Dave. He was such a nice man. Our love and prayers are with the family God bless you

  • Quinn Taggart

    I had the pleasure of working with Dave via the Allyis team and enjoyed his balance of humour, wit and sarcasm. Even after he moved on to other projects, we kept in touch and I always looked forward to seeing what he was up to next.

  • Gene & Carolyn Jordeth

    Sometimes, life is is just not fair. We are very sorry to see this. May God be with you, Carla.

  • Richard Hawkinson (W7RMH)

    I only knew Dave through ham radio and his involvement with Skagit County ARES/RACES (emergency communications). I was sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed on the air.

    My deepest condolences to Dave’s family and friends. I pray that the grief process will be gentle. The good memories you will have forever.

  • Kathy Hansen

    I remember the day David got his Ham Radio license. The ham radio club was serving coffee at the southbound Smoky Point rest stop, and I was on duty. David came out there just bubbling with excitement over getting his Ham license. When he told me his call sign, I said “oh, Little Quack Quack”. The phonetic stuck. David was a terrific guy. My heart goes out to Carla and his daughters.

  • Marilyn Dite

    David was the best son in law, a great father to his girls, and loved our daughter very much. He will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace, we will meet again.