Bennie B. Gaidrich, 87 years of age and a longtime Hoquiam resident, died on Friday, April 19, 2013, at Providence Saint Peter Hospital in Olympia. He was born on May 8, 1925, in Mount Braddock, Pennsylvania to Edward and Anna Gaidrich.
Bennie Gaidrich was married to Dora Ann Major on November 10, 1956. They have resided at the present family home sine 1966.
He worked at West Coast Plywood, Harbor Plywood and Grays Harbor Paper.
Bennie belonged to the Olympians Hiking Club as he enjoyed hiking and the outdoors. In his younger years he liked riding and racing motorcycles.
Survivors include his wife, Dora Ann; his son, Clifford; his daughter and son-in-law, Shelley and Ricci Reynvaan; his brother, Eddie and his wife, Elora; and his brother-in-law, James and wife, Sharon Major; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Lynette, Alysha and Anthony; three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no formal funeral service.
Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam.
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