It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and environmental champion, Carl Addy.
Carl was a great friend to the Rosemere Neighborhood Association over the past two decades. A longtime water quality expert, Carl’s knowledge of the history of environmental issues in Clark County was unmatched. His generous nature shared that knowledge throughout his career, and his fierce dedication to his work was an inspiration to all who knew him.
His loss leaves a void in the Clark County environmental community that is felt by us all.
From the Columbian newspaper:
Carl Leon Addy, September 12, 1943 – August 31 2015
Lifelong Vancouver resident and beloved husband, father, grandfather, co-worker, and friend, Carl Addy, passed away on August 31, 2015.
Carl graduated from Hudson’s Bay High School and from Pacific Lutheran University. He began his job as a Med Tech at Vancouver Memorial Hospital the day after his college graduation. Carl later worked at the SW Washington Health District for over 20 years.
He and his business partner, Tom, opened Addylab, a private water quality testing lab, in 2000. True to form, Carl retired from SWWHD on a Friday and began work on Addylab the following Monday. He worked until he became ill in May 2015.
Carl was a kind, generous, and hard working man. He was undoubtedly one of the finest friends or co-workers a person could have. He enjoyed hiking, camping, and being in the Columbia Gorge. Carl was an Eagle Scout, a Boy Scout leader, and a long time member of the Vancouver Lions Club. He died after a hard fought three-month battle with lung cancer. Carl will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife Robin; son Todd; daughter Susan; daughter-in-law Sondra; three grandchildren; two great-grandsons; brother Gary; sister-in-law Judy; a niece and a nephew.
His memorial service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: The Columbia Land Trust, 1351 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661