Gary E. Dime, Sr.
Gary, age 82 of Bellevue, passed away October 11, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. He was born November 25, 1932 in Seattle, WA to the late Anton and Stephanie (Osnick) Dime.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Barbara (Kroll) Dime, sons Cameron? ?(Kimberly), Larry (Paula) and Gary Jr., six grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Gary and family moved to Renton, WA in 1939 where he attended Henry Ford? ?Elementary and graduated from Renton High in 1951. He attended the University of? ?Washington, was a member of the ROTC, Kappa Sigma Fraternity and graduated in? ?1955 with a BA in finance.
After graduation, Gary entered the United States Air Force serving as an instructor pilot until 1959. Active in the reserves, he was recalled to active duty in 1962 and in 1964?? r?eturned to active reserves until 1966, resigning in 1972 at the rank of Captain.
He was a member of the Renton, Seattle and Bellevue Rotary clubs, serving as? ?President of the Renton Rotary in 1969. He also served as a member of the Renton? ?Municipal Airport Board.
Gary began his brokerage career at Dean Witter (Morgan Stanley), retiring in 2001 after 37 years. He was an avid Husky fan and University of Washington supporter. He also? ?enjoyed flying, playing golf and playing his father’s button box accordion. Gary and his? ?band partner, Ted Lunka, kept their Slovenian heritages alive playing at local,? ?Washington and Oregon, dances and festivals. Gary & Barbara especially enjoyed spending their retirement winters in Rancho Mirage, CA.
Cremation is planned and at Gary’s request private services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Washington, School of Business.
Arrangements by Flintofts Funeral Home 425-392-6444.