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Lance Christopher Kerwin

July 21, 1965 - October 24, 2017
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Lance Christopher Kerwin was born on July 21, 1965 and passed away on October 24, 2017 from an acute infection of the abdomen caused by liver disease. Lance grew up in Arbor Heights in West Seattle, attended Arbor Heights Elementary, Denny Jr High and Rainier Beach HS. As a boy he was active at Arbor Heights Swim Club, he played baseball, soccer, wrestled and played guitar. He was a paperboy and his first job was at Shakey's Pizza in West Seattle. In later years Lance enjoyed bowling, darts, karaoke, going to the casino, playing cards, liked to cook and going out to eat. He liked music, loved to dance, like going to plays and...
Lance Christopher Kerwin was born on July 21, 1965 and passed away on October 24, 2017 from an acute infection of the abdomen caused by liver disease.

Lance grew up in Arbor Heights in West Seattle, attended Arbor Heights Elementary, Denny Jr High and Rainier Beach HS. As a boy he was active at Arbor Heights Swim Club, he played baseball, soccer, wrestled and played guitar. He was a paperboy and his first job was at Shakey's Pizza in West Seattle.

In later years Lance enjoyed bowling, darts, karaoke, going to the casino, playing cards, liked to cook and going out to eat. He liked music, loved to dance, like going to plays and concerts. He also liked to watch the Seahawks and Huskies , reruns of Law & Order , NCIS and Charmed. Lance loved his cat Sambo.

Lance spent 35 years in the food and beverage service industry at various places in West Seattle, bartending, cooking and managing, most recently at Chelan Café. He enjoyed working and had a strong work ethic.

He had a sarcastic sense of humor and liked to give people a hard time, but those that knew him, knew he cared. Lance was very generous and loyal and loved his family and friends. Lance, we will all miss you very much.

Lance is survived by his parents, Ken and Dale Kerwin; siblings, Kendal (John) Hines, Todd (Juanita) Kerwin, Brett Kerwin and Maria Kerwin; 8 nieces and nephews, Tony, Kayla, Jeffrey, Jack, Joey, Olivia, Adam and Rosie; great nephew and niece, Lincoln and Marley; his best friend, Jan; the Blayney family; and many other family members and friends. Lance was preceded in death by his partner, Tony Hood.

A Memorial Service for Lance will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 1:00pm at Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home, 350 Monroe Ave NE in Renton. A Celebration of Lance's Life will continue at 3:00pm at Chelan Café, 3527 Chelan Ave SW in West Seattle.

In lieu of flowers, Lance's family requests donations be made to The National Liver Foundation.


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"Dear little brother Lance, You were always so much fun, & you endeared yourself to the family the first time you visited us with Tony !! Loving you was..." Sharon Dean (Phoenix, AZ)

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