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Earl Joseph Dame
09/21/1917 — 07/21/2002
From Richland, WA, US | Born in Wahalla, North Dakota
Earl Joseph Dame
Earl Joseph Dame, 84, of Richland, WA., passed away on Sunday, July 21,
Earl was born September 21, 1917 in Walhalla, North Dakota to John and Florence Dame.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, seven brothers and one sister.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Geneva, daughter Connie Cranna and her fiance Ray Bell, son Kenneth Dame, three grandchildren Kevin Cranna,Angie Knox and her husband Percy, Jeremy Dame and his wife Melissa and also a great-grandchild expected in August.
Earl began his career working various jobs in North Dakota and in 1942 moved to Bremerton where he worked as a shipfitter in the Naval Shipyard. In 1948 he moved his family to Camp Hanford and worked for General Electric, Isochem and Rockwell. He was a member of The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #280.
Earl retired in 1981 after which time he enjoyed traveling, camping and working in his woodshop on various projects. He was an avid fan of the Mariners and watched every game. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, love of family and home, and for all of the support and encouragement he gave to all.
Graveside services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, at Einans Funeral Home. Visitation will be at Einans from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday.
''We will miss you so much dear, sweet and sensitive husband, father and grandfather''.
“Daddy’s little girl” misses you so much. I will treasure always all of the memories that I have of you. I loved how you could make me laugh, all of the great advice and guidance that you gave me and above all the importance that you put on home and family.
I love you. Connie LaRae
Dad we miss you so much..you were a loveing father and grandfather…you will be in your hearts forever…..
Your loveing Son….Ken
Connie and Geneva, my heart and thoughts are with you during your time of sorrow.
God truly blessed my life when he gave me a grandpa like you. You were always there for me to give me advice, a hug, or a laugh. I’ll always remember what you’d say every night at dinner…you’d tap your fork on my plate and say, “eat your potatoes.” Thank you grandpa for all that you’ve done for me and the family. You have touched so many lives and will be remembered always. I love you.
My grandfather was a man of routine,
It’s hard to argue that.
Doing some chores with Dusty at his side,
Never without gloves & a hat.
I sometimes believed you could set your watch
By what time he sat down to eat.
Cutting his meal into perfect pieces,
His patience was hard to beat.
But beyond his scheduals and all his precision.
Was a man with a heart of gold.
Who could make your day by cracking some jokes,
Or telling stories from days-of-old.
I will never forget all you did for me,
Even things you never knew,
Because I can only hope to become,
A man as good as you.
Earl you will really be missed, and your loving family is a tribute to you.
Earl, always a smile and welcomed everyone into your house,even to your chair! You will be missed by all.
I will remember Earl as a man of few, well chosen words, that, often as not, were designed for a laugh. He was a kind and gentle soul and a wonderful grandfather to my children. Earl probably had it right. The fewer words you use, the more likely others are to hear them.