Mathew Charles (Chuck) MacLearnsberry | PASSAGES

Longtime Bainbridge Island resident and businessman, Mathew Charles (Chuck) MacLearnsberry, died Friday evening, Jan. 15, 2016.

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016 2:01pm
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Longtime Bainbridge Island resident and businessman, Mathew Charles (Chuck) MacLearnsberry, died Friday evening, Jan. 15, 2016.

Chuck was born in Carver, Oregon, on June 7, 1934 to Matthew and Willa (Steele) MacLearnsberry.

After graduating from Tahoma High School, he served in an engineering battalion in Germany before graduating with a degree in logging engineering from the University of Washington.

In 1959, he married Barbara Mariann Meyer, his wife of 56 years, and embarked on a career in land surveying and civil engineering. Following stints with various firms, including Pope & Talbot, where he coordinated the design and construction of the Port Ludlow Golf Course and its community, Chuck established his own engineering firm on the Island, which he operated for nearly 40 years before his retirement.

A dedicated civic volunteer and member of Kiwanis, Chuck was also involved with the Boy Scouts, the Special Needs Foundation, regular readings for school children and seniors, firearms safety education, neighborhood emergency preparedness, inmate outreach and various charities.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a stepbrother, Charles (Sue) Overaa; a son, Bruce (Kadi); two daughters, Heidi (Dean) Newcomb and Jenna (Daniel) Campau; 12 grandchildren, Naomi (Matty), Stephanie (Dana), Kirk, Brett, Brian, Siri (Nick), Cyan, Blake (Ashley), Brina, Joel, Geordie and Maxim; and one great-grandson, Rocko.

A memorial service was held at the Sons of Norway Hall in Poulsbo on Sunday, Jan. 31.

 

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