Roger Hugh Martindill, 73, a resident of Mount Vernon, WA, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, May 28, 2017.
Roger was born on February 13, 1944, in Indianapolis, IN, the son of William and Inetta (Pfeister) Martindill. He lived and attended school in St. Louis, MO, South Bend, IN, and finally East Grand Rapids, MI, where he graduated from East Grand Rapids High School in 1962.
Roger proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany from 1963 until his discharge in 1966.
Roger made his home in several communities in the mid-west, working in graphic arts sales until moving to the Seattle area in 1994. He settled in Mount Vernon in 2013.
Roger enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was a longtime member of the American Motorcycle Association, he also enjoyed boating, snow skiing, woodworking, reading, gardening, and appreciated all aspects of music. He was also a longtime member of Rotary International and received a Paul Harris Fellow award for community service.
Roger is survived by his wife, Nancy Seymour; his mother, Inetta Martindill; his children, Beth Curran, Heather Bleakley and Melissa Kitko; three grandsons, one great-grandson, and numerous extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father, William and sister, Cheryl Rennix.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the following organizations: Push International, 14241 NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd. Woodinville, WA 98072 – www.pushinternational.org (Provides wheelchairs and other mobility devices.)
A Life Celebration gathering will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Lorenzo’s Mexican Restaurant in Mount Vernon. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley, WA. Share memories of Roger and sign the online guest register at www.lemleychapel.com.