Richard ‘Dick’ Medina

Aug. 3, 1928 - Aug. 13, 2020

Richard “Dick” Medina, 92 great and fun years with many accomplishments, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Seattle, Wash.

Richard was born Aug. 3, 1928, in St. Paul, Minn. He served in the Army, Marines and Airborne and was a proud, decorated veteran.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce; five children, Christine, Kathy, Steven, David and Joleen; grandchildren; and great grandchildren.

Richard’s first career was 30 years with Northwest Airlines to the Orient. Soon, he was speaking fluent Japanese and enjoying the people and their culture.

The highlight of his life was the days he served as chief of police in Langley, Wash., and sheriff of Island County, Wash., for two terms.

Dick loved to cook special dinners and spend time in the gorgeous rose garden on the shores of Puget Sound at Sandy Point on Whidbey. He loved crabbing and a party — always the life of the gathering with his jokes and amazing and humorous stories from his Life Memory Book.

Cremation and burial will be at a later time in Crown Hill Cemetery in beloved Ballard, with Joyce to join him when she passes.

Forever together in love. Cheerio, Danny Boy!

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