Charles “Chuck” Bollinger, AP, passed away on 3 Aug. 2015 early in the morning. He has been a member of the Seattle Sail &Power Squadron since 1979. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of 57 years, Katharine from Juneau (Scott and kids), son Richard, adorable cat, and boat Vala.
We shared many good times with Chuck. One of my favorite memories is of Chuck laughing during the SSAPS Blues Brothers rendezvous in Brownsville where he dressed up as a member of the blues band. He always participated in my costume requests and dressed as Walter for our “Big Lebowski” rendezvous. He made fancy grilled pannini sandwiches for our lunch and soup from his boat Vala on the docks. For happy hour he made an incredible layered sun-dried tomato, cream cheese, pesto and pine nut appetizer. Chuck sent out our electronic e-blasts for many years. We will miss you Chuck! You always had a smile for us.
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