Bainbridge resident Adam G.S. Chanak, age 48, died May 8 in Seattle.
He was born in Duluth, Minn. and lived in northern Minnesota until 1973.
He graduated magna cum laude from E. Washington University in Cheney, Wash. in 1978 and from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Wash. in 1983.
Adam was a practicing attorney in Washington state for the past nineteen years. He was a member of many professional associations and served as Chair of the Section on International Practice of the Washington State Bar Association from 2000-2001.
He fluently spoke five languages, enjoyed sailing, playing the viola and piano, was an avid writer, and held a lifelong interest in theology. He was an active member of Saint Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral in Seattle.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George (Donna) Chanak of Minnesota; sister, Helen Chanak of Eden Prairie, Minn.; and uncle, aunts, and cousins in Minnesota.
An Orthodox memorial service or Panikhida will be held 11:15 a.m. June 16 at St. Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral in Seattle. Father Vadim Pogrebniak will officiate. Private Eastern Orthodox services and burial were held in Minnesota.
Memorials may be given to Saint Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral, 400 Yale Ave. N., Seattle, WA. 98109 attention Father Vadim Pogrebniak, or to the Humane Society. Messages for the family may be sent to Helen Chanak, 6530 Kingfisher Lane, Eden Prairie, MN 55346.