Pemberton celebration of life service set

A celebration of life for former West High, Olympic College and Central Washington athlete Dave Pemberton will be held on Sunday, Jan. 12, from noon to 2 p.m. at Silverdale Community Center (9729 Silverdale Way).

Pemberton, 63, died of cancer last month at his home in Port Townsend.

In case you missed it, here’s a column I wrote about Pemberton following his death.

I can’t tell you how many people I bumped into over the holidays who had Pembo stories to share. John Sitton, who played basketball with Pem at West High, and I talked about him the other day at the YMCA. Sitton remembers Pemberton’s first day at West High. The transfer from California showed up wearing loafers and no socks. “Everybody in school was talking about this guy from California,” Sitton said.

And they’ll continue to talk about him for a long, long time.

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