Alfred "Al" Pasion passed peacefully from this life the morning of March 28, 2017. He was 73 years old. Two years prior to his passing, he had a severe stroke and lived at Rainer Rehabilitation in Puyallup, where he was supported by family, caregivers, and friends.
Al was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii on December 28, 1943. He graduated from Leilehua High School in Wahiawa in 1961 and attended college at Brigham Young University in Provo Utah, where he graduated in 1966. After graduation, he entered the military (Army). As a captain in the military, he lived in Germany for 2 years. He later served in Vietnam for a year, and finished his military career at Fort Lewis, Washington after 7 years. In 1973, he moved to Kirkland, Washington, where he lived for most of his life. After 26 years, he retired from the King County appraiser's office and then worked at the US Post Office as a letter carrier for 5 years.
Saying that he loved baseball and the Mariners would be an understatement. He was an avid sports card collector and his favorite player was Ken Griffey Jr. After retirement, his favorite pastime was his cards and the computer.
Al is survived by his wife Thelma; five children (and spouses): Paul (Nica), Liane (Bob), Mark (Andrea), Carole (Scott), and Glenn (Ashley); 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Al is also survived by his brother Steven and 3 nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents Saturnino and Catherine Pasion.