Chester E. Dadisman, a longtime Gig Harbor resident, died peacefully Jan. 10. He was 98 years old.
Raised in Home, Dadisman left when he was 18 to attend Washington State University, where he received his bachelor of arts in agriculture. He was a World War II veteran who retired as a U.S. Army colonel after serving his country for 30 years. His military assignments included service in Europe during the war and after, ROTC instructor at WSU, time in the Pentagon and service in Korea. He retired in 1970, with his last duty station being Fort Lewis.
Dadisman and Muriel, his loving wife of 67 years, were a very social couple. They enjoyed travel, card parties, entertaining and dancing at the Elks Lodge. He loved growing and sharing the bounty of produce from his extensive garden. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed boating and fishing.
He was preceded in death by Muriel and daughter-in-law Katherine Dadisman. He is survived by daughter Margaret Morgan, Savannah, Georgia; son Richard Dadisman (Cindy), Gig Harbor; daughter Maryjane Robbins (Rich), Harstine Island; granddaughters Jessica and Jennifer; grandsons,Michael (Casey) and Christopher (Marianna); and his three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Mia and Christopher Jr.
The family offers many thanks to the people who allowed “Dad” to remain in his own home on Peacock Hill. They are forever grateful for the kindness and compassion of caregivers Dixie Simon, Morgan Delucca and Diane Vivona. They also thank the staff of Home Instead and Right At Home, who provided the caregivers and showed such warm concern.
There will be a private service for interment at Haven of Rest in Gig Harbor.