Gerald Dale Lapinski

Ravensdale resident Gerald Dale Lapinski, 77, died Oct. 15, 2015, in Renton, Wash.

He was born July 31, 1938, in Kent, Wash. He loved his family and enjoyed racing homing pigeons, camping and family gatherings. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He served in the U.S. Navy and resided in New Zealand for nine years working for an animal control board.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Lapinski of Ravensdale; daughters Donna Howard of Enumclaw and Debbie Augustino and husband Ruben of Federal Way, Wash.; sons Rick Lapinski and wife Alison of Buckley and Dan Lapinski and wife Shannon of Bonney Lake; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A service will take place at St. Barbara Catholic Church in Black Diamond. Contact Weeks’ Funeral Home at 360-829-1171 for additional information or visit

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 710 2nd Ave. No. 900, Seattle, 98104.

Arrangements are by Weeks’ Funeral Home in Buckley.

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