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Dr. Dirk Jan Bartelink

d. November 2, 2014

passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at his residence on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on October 28, 1933 and was 81 years of age.Born in the Netherlands, he moved to Canada where he met and married Donna Maurie Merifield and was a loving husband for 58 years.He was a wonderful father to his two children. Debbie Jones who is married to Gary they have three children; Jennifer, Brian and Andrea and all reside in Mesa, Arizona. John Bartelink who is married to Kirsten they have two children; Aidan and Anja and live in Shoreline, Washington. He was a personal and caring grandfather who enjoyed sharing his experiences, teaching, making projects and talking about his sailing adventures with his grandchildren.Dirk was a graduate of Stanford University with his PhD in Applied Physics and spent the majority of his life devoted to the furthering of science. He was also a member of Kiwanis Club of Bainbridge Island and a past commodore and member of the Poulsbo Yacht Club.He leaves behind his brother and sisters who reside in Canada.A memorial service will be held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Bainbridge Island on Saturday, January 24 at 10:00am with reception to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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