Allen Knight Remington Jr. died on Thursday October 4, 2012 with family members at his side.
“Al” was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island March 7, 1931 to Allen and Elsie Remington. He was the third of four children and is survived by his siblings. John, June and Carol. Al lived his early years in Pittsfield, NH where he was also known as “Bill.”
He graduated from Norwich University in Vermont and served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army achieving the rank of Major. He took up a long career as a Hospital Administrator where he contributed greatly to the communities in which he worked. He finished his successful career at Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles, WA.
After “retiring” he owned The Book Store in Sequim, WA, worked with the State Hospital Association and wrote a book. After a bout with poor health he finally got an RV and became nomadic spending seven years wandering around Florida, Idaho, and Port Angeles, making friends wherever he went. His generosity, humor and kindness touched many lives.
Throughout his life he worked to improve the lives of many. He was considered a great friend to those that knew him well. His laughter was infectious, his teasing and dry humor legendary, and his kindness and thoughtfulness exceptional.
Al leaves us as a hero and a man of integrity. He was married to Marcia Brownell Remington and later divorced. Together they had five children. Ann (Bob), Mark, John (Rita), Beth, and Peter. Gramps Al was especially proud and fond of his six grandchildren; Kacie, Drew, Megan, Alden, Miles, Bryn and he played a loving role in each of their lives.
A celebration in honor of our father, brother, uncle, boss and friend, will be held Saturday October 27th from 3-7 pm at John Wayne Marina in Sequim, WA.
In lieu of gifts, please take a soothing soak in a geothermal hot spring or find a way to laugh and smile each day.