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children include Christine Schwager (husband Bruce, children Dan and Karen) and son John Steiner (children Jeremy and Nicholas).

My dad loved boats. As a child he built model sailboats, and during high school he rebuilt an old sailboat he named the Rogue. He had dreamed of designing boats as a career, but the airplane business was booming so he decided to become an airplane engineer.

Our family spent part of almost every summer cruising in British Columbia first on a 34’ cruiser and later on a 53’ custom designed ketch. My parents explored and sailed with their boat every year until they died. My parents’ love of sailing, fishing, beachcombing, swimming, skiing, and exploring the world was passed on to their children and grandchildren.

My father had an active, curious, and creative mind. He was a prolific writer and an accomplished public speaker. He was an avid reader and liked the challenge of big ideas. He was always eager to teach what he knew and listen to what his children and grandchildren had to say. I learned something new at every meal, and my children say they have learned much from their grandpa.

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