David R. Luke, 59, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2009. David was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and graduated from Shadle High School in 1968. He went on to attend Eastern Washington University where he pursued a degree in art and music. In 1975, he moved to Seattle where he and his wife, Glenda, have resided ever since. David later studied musical instrument repair at Renton Technical College. He ran a business repairing and selling musical instruments where his talents and love of music served many people over the past 30 years.
David was a passionate and kind person who had a special ability to connect with people from all walks of life. He had a lifelong interest in anything that had to do with music. He enjoyed playing the flute and saxophone. He had a great appreciation for music of all types, especially classical. He also had an incredible green thumb and took pleasure in taking care of his plants and working out in the yard. David loved to be outside surrounded by nature and was connected to the beauty of the universe. In the past few years, he had become an avid walker and looked forward to his morning walks at Lincoln Park with his dearly loved dog, Mickey.
One of the things we will miss the most about our beloved David was his wonderful, quick-witted sense of humor. He had a keen ability to see the funny side of life, and his hearty laugh will resound in our hearts forever. We have been blessed to know such a unique person, and he will be missed deeply.
David is survived by his wife, Glenda; daughter, Soleil; brothers, Russell and Kevan (Melissa), niece, Tiffani; and his nephews, Joshua, Dalton and Elliot. His parents, Ralph and Doreen Luke, preceded him in death.