David Patrick Kneeshaw
Dave passed away peacefully in Seattle, on July 1, 2008. He was born on July 9, 1928 in Tacoma to Francis and Josephine Kneeshaw. He graduated from Bellarmine Prep and Seattle University. He served in the army as an amphibious tank driver during the Korean War and worked as a purchasing agent for the Seattle School District until his retirement in 1990. He married the love of his life, Dee-Dee and celebrated 55 years of marriage.
The “Humble Poet” as he was known, enjoyed many things in life. He was a history buff, all around handy man and published author. Dave will be remembered for his witty, ballad style poetry, his love of Vashon Island and the outdoors. Some of his many interests included traveling, camping, book collecting, bird watching, and telling jokes. David was the youngest of 6 children and was preceded in death by his dear sister Rita Degon and 2 infant siblings. He is survived by his wife Dee-Dee, son Michael (Sue-Lon), daughter Patty (Michael), grandchildren Jessica ( Sov), Jacob, Christina, and Katie. He will be missed by his siblings Ann Staeheli and John Kneeshaw, 30 nieces and nephews and many friends whose lives he touched. A special thanks to the Arden Nursing Home staff for their loving and thoughtful care. A celebration of Dave’s Life will be held later in the summer.
Remembrances can be made in Dave’s name to the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association (P.O. Box723 Vashon, WA 98070) or to the Bellarmine Prep Scholarship fund -(2300 South Washington Street, Tacoma, WA 98405).David Kneeshaw Obituary