“Bud” was born in Niagara Falls, New York on July 31, 1941 and passed on Oct. 4, 2014, from complications of a long illness. He is survived by his wife Annette and grown children Shelby and Ross (April) and grandchildren Marcus, Sarah, Seth and Grace, and sisters Nancy, Carol and Sandee (Chuck). He also leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews and a special S.O.N. Mike. Bud was preceded in death by baby brothers George and Jeffrey and parents George and Corinne Eaton. Bud loved his country and his fellow man unselfishly. He was a great man, citizen, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will truly be missed.
While not at work, Bud spent much of his time volunteering and being involved in the community. After he retired he was president of the Kenmore Community Club and the Bothell High School Alumni Association. He also was an active member of the Kenmore Heritage Society where he helped to develop the Kenmore City Flag and worked on many other projects. He was an NRA life member and a volunteer and avid supporter of the Friends of NRA. Bud was a member of the Masonic Ashler Lodge #121. He and Annette enjoyed classic cars and attended a special car show in Winnemucca, Nevada each summer for 24 years. Bud loved history, especially the Civil War, and was always excited to tell you historic facts. He knew the complete story of the Kenmore Fire Department and had been compiling its history for many years.
Bud spent 42 years in the Fire Service. He started in the Kenmore Fire Department as a volunteer and was hired full-time in 1966 and worked his way through all the ranks and finished as Chief. The last 12 years before retirement were spent with the King County Fire Investigation Unit as a Fire Marshal.
There will be a Celebration of Life held on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Nile Temple, 6601-244th St. S.W. Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043.
Remembrances may be sent to Bothell High School Alumni Association, North Puget Sound Friends of NRA, Make-A-Wish Foundation or something of your choice.