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Louis Gulman, 81

| September 6, 2022 11:40 AM

Louis Gulman, 81, passed away Sept. 3, 2022, at Evergreen Medical Center in Kirkland, Wash., from lung cancer and various other maladies. Through it all he remained witty and sharp.

He was born on Aug. 10, 1941, at Providence Hospital in Wallace, Idaho, to Alby and Evelyn Gulman and grew up in Kellogg, attending Lincoln Grade School and Kellogg Sr. High.

At age 17, Lou joined the U.S. Navy to begin a distinguished 20-year career in intelligence. As a Russian linguist, he received the Presidential Citation for his work in Vietnam on the Russian surface to air missile sites. He also received the Navy Achievement Medal for breaking a Russian code in 1970.

After retiring from the Navy, Lou studied then taught electronics at Spokane Community College. He was later employed at Mackie Design in Woodinville, Wash., as a Technician Supervisor until his retirement.

Lou had many hobbies including guitars, flying an ultralight plane, camping and fishing, and poker night with his friends. His Harley was his passion well into his 70s when he could no longer ride. His new pride and joy was a restored 1948 purple Chevy that turned a lot of heads.

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