Celebration of Life for Conrad Pirner set for Sunday

By Peninsula Daily News staff

PORT HADLOCK — Friends, former associates and the public are invited to a Celebration of Life for Conrad Pirner, a former Port of Port Townsend commissioner, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 13).

The celebration will be held at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, 42 Water St., in Port Hadlock (across from the Ajaz Cafe). Pirner attended the school in 1994 and 1995.

Pirner died at Dungeness Courte in Sequim on December 17. He was 78.

“Conrad was one of the architects of the current port,” Deputy Port Director Jim Pivarnik told the Peninsula Daily News. Pirner was appointed to the three-person port commission in 1996 and then was elected, serving until 2005.

“A lot of the things that the port is doing today was put in motion when he was a commissioner.”

(“‘Architect’ of the Port of Port Townsend dies,” PDN Dec. 20: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20121220/NEWS/312209997)

‘Celebrated life’

Conrad and Diane Pirner were together for 30 years and were wed in 1999.

“This man celebrated life — please come celebrate him,” Diane said on her Facebook page.

“He was so full of fun, what a big personality.

“He of all would want us to celebrate! And if you have any funny ‘Conrad’ stories, please bring them.”

In addition to his wife, Pirner is survived by a brother, Carl (Carol) Pirner of Lakewood, Colo.; four children, Suzy (Tim) Smith of Aurora, Colo., David (Cindy) Pirner of Wrightwood, Calif., Kathy Pirner of Texas and Larry Pirner of Anchorage, Alaska; five stepchildren, Dan (Vicki) Sharpe of North Glen, Colo., Fred (Sherry) Sharpe of Victorville, Calif., Vincent (Tami) Sharpe of Westminster, Colo., Scott (Tina) Sharpe of Apple Valley, Calif., and Nicole (Jason) Castenada of Aurora, Colo.; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Last modified: January 10. 2013 6:19PM
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