In Memoriam — Carl Whinery, Former PCMI President

Carl Whinery, PCMI president from 1989 – 1991 passed away on October 16, 2018.  Carl was 79 and living in Tacoma, WA. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sara, his three children and their spouses. Carl was born in Hotchkiss, CO. Carl and his family moved to Seattle circa 1951, where he met Sara, his next-door neighbor, whom he ultimately married. Carl enlisted in the US Navy and served on the USS Ranger. While on the USS Ranger, Carl was one of two surviving crew members when his aircraft crashed. Carl returned home from the Navy and went to work for Boeing, then West Coast Engravers. In 1978 Carl opened his own business, Northwest Etch Technology. Under Carl’s visionary leadership, NET was recognized for its participation in the NASA manned spacecraft program with an Exceptional Company Performance Award. Carl was later awarded the World Trade Center Tacoma Globe award and served as a PCMI founding member and pioneer. Carl was a devoted family man and faithful to his church. Carl loved fishing, traveling, and dear friends. He will be remembered for his self-reliance, creativity, wood-working, and delivery of his famous one-liners. A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Olympic View Baptist Church in University Place.