Alec W. Brindle, SR

Oct 18, 1938 – May 12, 2019

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Alec W. Brindle was born in Seattle on Oct. 18, 1938. He went to his reward on May 12, 2019, when recovery from major spine surgery eluded him. 

Alec attended St. Joseph elementary school, Seattle Preparatory School, Santa Clara University, and the University of Washington School of Law and he held an honorary doctorate from the University of Alaska, SE. Asked about his career, Alec would describe himself as "a recovering lawyer and a retired Alaska fish packer." He practiced law in Seattle for several years; but on the death of his father, he assumed leadership of the family business, Wards Cove Packing Co., and stayed at the helm for over 20 years, becoming a leader in the industry. 

 Alec was preceded in death by his first wife, Cornelia “Pinky” Brindle. He is survived by his wife, Maddy; his son, Alec, Jr., Alec's wife, Ana Sofia, and their daughter, Amélia Alexander (aka "Our Girl"); Maddy's children, Sheila Beer and Patrick Connolly (Douglas Berman) and grandchildren, JP and Maddy Beer; and siblings Sara Blair (Rob) and Barbara Lally (John). 

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Seattle on Wednesday, May 22nd, at 11:00 am. Alec’s ashes will be scattered in the Tongass Narrows in southeastern Alaska, the home of Wards Cove and a place that remained close to his heart. 

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Maria and David Granger
San Tan Valley, AZ
May 18, 2019

May you RIP Alec. We enjoyed working for you for many years. Thoughts and prayers to Alec Jr and family in tis sorrowful time. Alec was a great, kind man and leader. Hugs from AZ!

Ted and Kim Plumis
Edmonds , Wa
May 17, 2019

Sad to hear of the passing of Mr Brindle, I will never forget the opening day of boating seasons spent on the trawlers in the parade with him running the show.

May his memory be eternal

Doug Fryer
Anacortes, WA
May 17, 2019

Alec was a treasured friend for half a century and a true gentleman

Fredrick Fruhling
Hermosa Beach, Ca
May 17, 2019

Class of 60. Will say a prayer nice guy

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