It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne Eugene Crinklaw, age 80, on January 15, 2023. Wayne was diagnosed recently with a very serious condition and chose to keep this news within the family. Despite his immense bravery and the heroic efforts of his doctors at Providence Medical Center in Everett, WA, treatment was unsuccessful. Wayne was born February 16, 1942, in Sedro-Woolley, WA, son of Mildred and Fredrick Crinklaw.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Patricia “Patty” of 58 years; sons, referred to by him as “MY THREE SONS”, Matt, Ken and Jeff; grandchildren, Bryn, Bailey, Allyson and Daniel Wayne; niece, Dani Crinklaw Cox; nephew, Eric Crinklaw.
Wayne was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry; sister, Analyssa.
A graduate of WSU and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Wayne enjoyed a long career as a Physical Therapist in private practice. Wayne loved a football game, crabbing, gardening, golf, his close friends, a good joke, great food and his beloved Bengal/tabby kitty named “Cookie”.
At Wayne’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial services. Share your memories of Wayne and sign the online guest register.
First met Wayne as a little girl going to Concrete Presbyerian Church & CHS.
He was always kind and caring to all of us, no matter our age.
Prayers & Blessings to Patty & family.
So sad to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was a dear friend and fellow classmate in Concrete, class of 1960. My sincere condolences to his family.
Wayne was my classmate- poor guy tried to teach me how to swim in PE class. I almost drowned as I was pretty bad.
I do know that he love his family and his home. He sent a few sunrise and sunset photos – on Lopez island. Talked about his kids and grandchildren often.
My dear friend – I will miss you.
The Crinklaws were wonderful neighbors to us in Concrete and Wayne was a great role model, mentor, and friend to a snot nosed kid (me) that wouldn’t leave him alone. Rest in peace Wayne.