Rear Admiral Stanley E. Bump

Rear Admiral Stanley Bump

Rear Admiral Stanley Bump, USN (Retired)

Rear Admiral Stanley Earl Bump, USN (Retired) passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 after battling ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) for several years.

He was the son of C. Earl and Estelle (Childs) Bump, who predeceased him.

Rear Admiral Bump was born in Portsmouth, N.H. in 1936. He graduated from Bridgton High School in 1954 and the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958. He served an illustrious 33-year career in the Navy, where he held multiple command positions, among them the submarine tender USS Holland (AS32), Submarine Squadron SIXTEEN and Submarine Group SIX.

RADM Bump retired from the Navy on Oct. 1, 1991.

Upon retirement from the Navy, RADM Bump joined North American Energy Services Company (NAES) in Issaquah, Washington and served as the vice president, Power Plant Operations and Technical Services. NAES operated and maintained power plants throughout the Americas. He retired from NAES on June 30, 2000.

Stan was actively involved in the city of Sammamish and served on the Planning Commission. He was regular attendee at Sammamish City Council meetings. He loved Sammamish and wanted to see the town center develop into an entity capable of merging the old and the new.

Stan is survived by Ellie (Benway), his loving and supportive wife of more than 54 years; their three children Jeff, Margie and Greg; three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; brother, David of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Priscilla McFarland of Sumner; a close cousin and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sept. 5, at 1 p.m., at Timber Ridge, Issaquah, Washington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Stan’s name to the ALS Association, Evergreen Chapter, 19226 66th Avenue South, Suite L-105, Kent, Washington 98032 or to Evergreen Health Hospice Services, 12822 124th Lane NE, Kirkland, Washington 98034.

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