David J. Van Meer

David Van Meer, age 65, passed away on April 15, 2016. He was born to Marvin and Christine Van Meer, and grew up in Diablo/Concrete. Dave served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Western Washington University, and continued studying throughout his life.

Dave’s career choices and hobbies reflected his many interests. He was a book conservator, curator, writer, poet, voice actor, comic and music collector, game aficionado, and storyteller. Dave wrote original scripts and was many voices for the KSVR Radio Theater Project. He retired from the Mount Vernon City Library, where he was “Santa” for the past 18 years. The joy of his life was to bring hope and smiles to children of all ages.

Dave is survived by his partner Kim Streitz, brother Bob Van Meer, and many family and friends. Join Dave’s Celebration of Life on Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Northridge Clubhouse, 2500 Club Court, Mount Vernon.

Be kind to each other; help those in need; be a good steward of the earth.

Donations to KSVR Radio Theater Project www.ksvr.org; Lighthouse Mission Ministries, Bellingham www.thelighthousemission.org; Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation; St. Joseph’s Indian School www.stjo.org.

A special thank you to the doctors and staff at Skagit Valley Hospital, the Palliative Care Team, and Chaplin Gretchen Cohan for their compassionate care and support.

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