Charles (Chuck) Frederick Spiekerman ’84 balanced a climbing life with family and an academic career. He was born to Robert F. Spiekerman and Nancy H. Spiekerman on Oct. 16, 1962, in Stockton, California. He graduated from Saint Mary’s High School in 1980 and attended SCU (B.S., mathematics) and the University of Virginia (M.A., mathematics). After teaching at Chabot College and SCU for several years, he enrolled at the University of Washington, where he earned a Ph.D. in biostatistics (1995). Chuck taught and conducted research at the University of Washington School of Dentistry for over 20 years. Chuck and his wife of 26 years, Mary Emond, were wed at the Hall of the Mountaineers in Seattle in 1993. They climbed Mt. Hood and skied Mt. Bachelor on their honeymoon. The father of two beautiful children, Conrad and Stephanie, Chuck was a good man, a loyal son and friend, and a loving father and husband. At age 56, he passed away on Aug. 9, 2019, in the mountains of the North Cascades. Chuck was predeceased by his father and is survived by his mother, Nancy Hane Spiekerman, sisters Susan Todd and Sally Hutley, and his aunt, Carol Muller.

21 Oct 2019