Glenn  R. Dutch Duarte ~ Class of 1969

Glenn  R. Dutch Duarte ~ Class of 1969

Departed ~ 2/10/2013 ~ Heart Failure

It comes with great lament to announce an abrupt end to the venerable life of Glenn R. “Dutch” Duarte (July 20, 1951 – February 10, 2013), resident of Seattle and Redmond, Washington. Dutch is survived by many who loved him; amongst them are his wife, Carol, his two sons, Garrett and Brett, his parents, Richard and Agnes, and his siblings Debbie, Diane, Donna and Gayle. Dutch’s passing occurred while traveling and consulting in Bangkok, Thailand. It was a place that was close to his heart, having graduated high school in 1969 from the International School of Bangkok, and having held a directorship position at D I Designs Corporation there in recent years.

A successful architect with many local ties to the Pacific Northwest, Dutch was president of Duarte Bryant and Ambia Architecture, headquartered in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. He held a great appreciation for design, and was an advocate for historic preservation. Having earned his degree in architecture from Washington State University, Dutch and his wife remained avid WSU Cougar fans and supporters.

Born in Honolulu, Dutch held many great memories of his family and his upbringing in Hawaii. He was proud to carry the state identification card, for reasons more profound than his satisfaction in receiving the Kama’aina rate. He returned often, and he planned to maintain his connection with Hawaii throughout his retirement. Dutch was also an avid collector, and his childhood influences on the island contributed to his eclectic character.

A remembrance will be held at a later date. Dearest Dutch: You are greatly missed.

 
Published in The Seattle Times on February 24, 2013
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