Charles “Chuck” E. Lusby

Nov 19, 1939 - Feb 09, 2021
Ferndale, WA

Charles “Chuck” E. Lusby

Nov 19, 1939 - Feb 09, 2021
Ferndale, WA

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Charles Erwin Lusby passed away on February 9, 2021.

Chuck was born in Bellingham on November 19, 1939 to Charles E. and Helen J. Lusby. He attended Lowell Elementary, Fairhaven Jr. High, and graduated from Bellingham High School in 1957. He received his B.A. degree from Western Washington and was a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at University of Washington.

Chuck spent 25 years in the banking industry. He held officer positions with Seattle First National Bank, serving as Assistant Manager, Assistant Examiner, Branch Manager, and Assistant Vice President. He was President and CEO of a state bank and Vice President of a state bank in Fairfield, CA.

After banking, Chuck went into outside sales in California and Washington. Chuck and his wife, Jan, spent some time in Eastern Oklahoma with long time friend Rene Philippart breeding ostriches. Chuck and Jan returned to Whatcom County in 1995 where they spent 7 years as resident managers of a timeshare condominium resort in Birch Bay. He retired in 2002.

Chuck liked playing golf, snow and water skiing, and crewing on Jack Mulhern’s sailboat during the evening races on Bellingham Bay. He loved traveling by car spending time in 40 of the 50 states. He enjoyed the family Rustic Cabin on Lake Samish, built by his grandfather in the late 20’s.

Chuck was preceded in death by his father, mother, and baby brother, Robert. He is survived by his wife Jan, daughter Mary Bianchini (Paul and grandson Isaac) of Sedro Woolley, son Peter (Wendy) of Lynden, stepson Steve (Julie) Webber of Bellingham, Stepson Dave (Ella) Webber and family of Birch Bay, as well as in-laws and cousins in California, Ohio, and Louisiana.

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2 responses to Charles “Chuck” E. Lusby

  1. Sarah Harris says:

    Every family has the “fun” uncle and Uncle Chuck was it. He pulled us behind the boat on a piece of plywood, had us catch frogs and dared us to put them in our mouths, and was the first person I ever knew who had a TV remote! That is cool!
    I will miss seeing him at the lake. He never missed a chance to ask about my life. I send my love to Jan, Mary and Peter. RIP Uncle Chuck

  2. Sarah stole my words. I think Pete and I got sent into town from the Cabin so that Uncle Chuck could get the porch. He taught me to water ski and to sail. He led by example too, he didn’t just dare us to put frogs in our mouth, he showed us how! Thanks for letting me drive the VW bug and making summers so fun. You will be missed!

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