D. Wayne Gittinger, 1933-2014

D. Wayne Gittinger
As a corporate lawyer at the Seattle firm of Lane Powell for more than 50 years, D. Wayne Gittinger was a pillar of Seattle’s legal and business community. Over the decades, he provided countless businesses with legal counsel. He also took great pleasure in mentoring generations of up-and-coming lawyers. But there was something Gittinger, ’54, ’57, loved as much as the law: the University of Washington. A native of Idaho, he pitched for the Husky baseball team in the 1950s and then went on to become one of the most loyal supporters the UW has ever had, particularly the School of Law and the Athletic Department. In addition to being a generous donor to the UW, he donated his time as a member of the law school’s visiting committee and Dean’s Advisory committee. He and his wife, Anne, ’55, endowed scholarships and a professorship, and he chaired the Tyee Board of Advisors as well as the Tyee Executive Committee for the athletic department. But his reach into the Seattle community went even further. He served on the boards of such companies as Nordstrom and Pabst Brewing but he also played a big role on the boards of the Seattle Sports Commission, Seattle Police Foundation, First Tee of Greater Seattle and Business Council of the Seattle Humane Society. He and Anne could be seen at nearly every UW football, basketball, baseball and volleyball game. Gittinger died March 8 at the age of 81.—Jon Marmor

One Response to D. Wayne Gittinger, 1933-2014

  1. Titus O says:

    Hi , hello my dear honorable Sir/madam. ,
    please read this message in JESUS name i’m requesting you. .
    you please spend your 10 minutes time to read this message for  Christ & Christianity worldwide. .its MOST IMPORTANT message. .

    first of all i would like to express my heartily Love & hugs to you. ,

    I’m Titus.O from Shimoga-577301, Karnataka State, India. 
    I’m a Loyal & honest Believer of ChristJesus. .

    In 1950′s my Grandpa was a Hindu. ,
    He was living with his relatives in Mahbubnagar-509001, Andhrapradesh, India. ,
    then due to the famine in Mahbubnagar, Andrapradesh He emigrated to Shimoga, Karnataka-577301 to live 
    with my grandma by leaving his all relatives & his Dad’s properties over there in Mahbubnagar-509001, Andhrapradesh. .

    After his coming to Shimoga-577301, Karnataka He has got a government job in Shimoga-577301. ,
    Simultaneously He was saved by a Christian Missionary. ,
    Then He has stopped immediately to worship Hindu’s statues(goddess). ,
    He has believed with his all heart  JesusChrist as the only Saviour of the World & as Jesus is Son of God, totally my family was saved in Jesus Christ in 1951. .
    simultaneously all relatives of my grandpa & grandma were opposed to my grandpa & grandma they left us as orphans. ,
    After that in 1952 elder brother of my dad mr.Joseph was born to my grand ma & grand pa. ,
    simultaneously in 1956 my dad (mr.Yesu) was borned to my grandpa & grand ma. ,
    then my grandpa has made 23acres agricultural land in Shimoga-577301. , 
    In shimoga there are only 2.4% of christians are living & others are Hindus & muslims. .
    Later on in Shimoga the Hindu Gowdas unitedly dominated & threatens to my grandpa to leave his 23acres agricultural land to them(Hindu gowdas). , otherwise they will kill him & his family like that. . 

    So because of Hindu gowda’s scary threatening & domination my Grandpa has left his property of 23acres agricultural land to hindu gowdas. ,
    until 1994 the governments in India doesn’t having the good controls on law & orders. ,

    In 1964 my grandma was suddenly died by a disease. .
    due to the death of my grandma my grandpa has got suffered from that grief and He died in 1968. , 
    then my dad’s age was just 12years & the elder brother of my dad’s age was just 16years old. ,
    Before the death of my grandpa He  has made some properties in 1960′s. , He gave his property documents & some precious things to his best friend & his colleague mr.Mastan. ,
    To protect my grandpa’s properties from shimoga’s hindu gowdas he kept those things in Mastan’s house. , 
    mr.Mastan was a muslim. ,
    But after the death of my grandpa Mastan was nicely cheated to my Dad & to my Dad’s elder brother. . Later on all those properties registered on mastan’s name. , presently those  properties & some precious things of my grandpa’s 
    are in under the Mastan’s grandchildren’s control. ,

    Later on my Dad & his elder brother both went to Mahbubnagar-509001,
    Andhrapradesh to join my grandpa’s & grandma’s relatives. , but they didn’t agreed. ,
    bcoz my dad(mr.Yesu) & his elder brother(mr.joseph) were
    Christians. , they were refused by theirs own relatives. , so my Dad & with his elder brother was joined to a Christian hostel in Hyderabad, Andhrapradesh. .
    But my Dad’s elder bro (mr.Joseph) was not ready to endure the problems as being a Christian. , He wanted to join my grandpa’s & grandma’s old relatives as a Hindu. , Bcoz my grandpa’s Dad had 56acres of agriculture land in 
    Mahbubnaga-509001, Andhrapradesh. , Dad of my grandpa’s had 2male & 1female childrens. ,
    and a few many days later i think in 1969 mr.joseph (elder brother of my Dad) was again became as a hindu & joined to my grandpa’s old relatives who were in Mahbubnagar-509001, 
    Andhrapradesh. , and he got all the properties Which were there in my grandpa’s name & the properties  which were has to come to my Dad also.  , 
    but nothing he was given to my Dad & his only brother mr.Yesu. , WHERE IS THE JUSTICE. ?
    Finally he died in 2002. , & went to the Hell with bare hands. ,

    but in 1968 & 1969 my Dad (mr.Yesu) has left everyone & everything for our ever living almighty true father God Jehovah
    through believing in JesusChrist. ,& my Dad was studying alone there in a Christian hostel till his age was 18years old. .
    In 1974 my Dad came back to shimoga, karnataka-577301, to live here as a Christian. ,
    My Dad has joined to work for a contractor his name called mr.K.D raju as a ordinary electrician labour . , 
    mr.K.D raju is a hindu gowda. , in 1977 my Dad got married with my mom. , in 1983 my elder sister mis.Tabitha was born to my mom & my dad. ,
    In 1985 I (Titus.O) was born to my mom & my dad. .
    until 1998 my Dad was workin as a ordinary labour for mr.K.D Raju. ,
    simultaneously my Dad has made a site in Shimoga’s main road. .
    While my dad was working for K.D Raju ,
    My Dad was spreading/preaching the Gospel news of JesusChrist to almost everyone to whom he met on his work/duty. .
    Some of them Saved in JesusChrist. , 
    my dad is a genius in Electrical field. ,
    By observing these improvements in my dad’s life that hindu gowda  contractor mr.K.D Raju has planned to insult & trouble to my Dad in public. .
    So in 1998 the hindu gowdas & the contractor mr.K.D Raju has given the keys of his materials stores to my Dad, & He said to my dad that He will not be available in shimoga for 1week. , 
    so if there is any requirements of materials to working site my Dad(mr.Yesu) has to get those materials alone from the materials Stores of mr.K.D Raju. . 
    After 3days later from that day everything was right & good. , 
    but in 4th day 
    K.D Raju has called to another labour(Raghu) secretly and he advised to theft some huge costly materials from materials stores. , and before he was travelling away from Shimoga already He provided another key to him. ,
    On 4th day night that labour (raghu) has looted costly materials from the materials store as per contractor K.D Raju advice. ,
    later on 5th day morning Suddenly mr.K.D Raju has come to Shimoga and called all labours including to my Dad & to looter raghu also to clean the materials store. .
    while all the labours entered inside of the materials store costly materials were missing over there. , so contractor mr.K.D raju blamed straightly to my lovely Dad & he threatens to my Dad. ,
     everything here preplanned by the K.D Raju by his ego. ,
    He was insulted to my Dad. , 
    he has called policemen to arrest to my Dad. , thus my hero my Dad tolerated all these insults & troubles. , 
    Finally Policemen suggested to my dad to spend money to equate price/costs of missing materials/goods. , So my Dad with the lot of pain he has given our site’s(property) documents to contractor mr.K.D Raju & resigned for that job. ,
    that day my dad has got too much hurt & pain in his heart & he came to our home with tears. .He cried by hugging us. .

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