August 30, 1922 ~ May 30, 2016
Hugh Cappel Doerschuk was born and lived in Massena, New York, until moving to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was 12. He graduated in Engineering from Cornell University. After serving in the Navy during WWII, he married Joanne Wilhelm on May 8, 1945. Hugh worked for Alcoa Aluminum for 37 years. His career took him to many places: Detroit, Buffalo, Chicago, Wenatchee, Pittsburgh, and Oslo, finally retiring on Bainbridge Island and in Seattle. Hugh and Judy were active members of University Presbyterian Church and Trinity Parish Church. Hugh enjoyed spending time with his family, and also skiing, biking, tennis, golf, camping, hiking, building, traveling, and reading. Hugh is survived in love, by his children David Doerschuk, Susan Wilson, John Doerschuk , and Sarah Beshlian, as well as nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Hugh believed in service to others, accepting each living thing the way it is, and in having a reverence for life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the
Virginia Mason Foundation, PO Box 1930 – Mailstop D1-MF,
Seattle, WA 98111
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 11th at 1:00pm, at
Trinity Parish Church, 609 Eighth Avenue, Seattle,
with a Reception following at 2:30pm at Horizon House.