Carl Vigna

Carl Vigna died Oct. 30, 2018, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was 95.

Carl Vigna died Oct. 30, 2018, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was 95.

Carl was born in Tacoma to the late Rocco and Angelina Vigna. He graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma in 1942 and joined the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served during World War II in the South Pacific Theater (1943-46) in naval aviation as a radioman first class and aerial gunner. Upon his discharge, he met Ruth Christenson of Puyallup and they married on Oct. 26, 1946. As a veteran and a recipient of the G.I. Bill, he embarked on an education journey resulting in a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Washington in 1952. He worked for The Boeing Co. for 34 years as a facilities manager and retired in 1986.

Carl was a believer in giving back to his community and served many years as a city councilman in Bonney Lake. He was active in the Sumner Rotary Club, served as president of the Bonney Lake Rotary Club and was active in Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Sumner. He served as president of the Parish Council Long Range Planning Committee for the planning and development of the new church and also served as project manager for the construction of the new Saint Andrew Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ruth; siblings David Vigna and Gloria Slosar of Vancouver, Washington; sons Steven (Cheri) of Pittsboro, North Carolina, and Marc (Gina) of Lake Tapps; daughters Debra (John McBride) of Hurricane, Utah, Carla of Sumner and Ann of Renton; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased in death by an older brother, Irving F. Vigna.

A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Saint Andrew Catholic Church, 1401 Valley Ave. E., Sumner, 98390. A rosary will be said prior to the funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rotary Foundation through the Sumner Rotary Club.

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