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.
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.