November 12, 1925 - April 9, 2017
John Paul Nordin passed away April 9, 2017 at the age of 91. John was born November 12, 1925 on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, WA. He attended John Haye Elementary and was a 1943 graduate of Queen Anne High. John attended University of Washington and earned his Bachelor of Science in Zoology with a minor in Chemistry in 1949.
He was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and a lifetime member of the Swedish Club. John advanced through the ranks of the Seattle King County Health Department until becoming the director in 1977. After his "retirement" in 1985, he served as the interim director for the Snohomish County Health District and then continued to work as a consultant for Snohomish County and King County until he was 90.
During his career he received many awards and honors. In 1974 John received the Washington State Environmental Health Association outstanding Sanitarian award. In 1997 the WSEHA changed the name of the award to the John Nordin Outstanding Sanitarian Award and it is presented yearly.
John was predeceased by his parents, Dr. S.S. and Frances Nordin; sister, Ruth Makowsky; and nephew, Bob Makowsky. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Juanita; children, Eric Nordin (Melisa), Val Nordin Sanders; grandchildren, Riley, Zachary and Carlye Sanders; nieces, Nicci Johnson (Greg) and Jan Lawson as well as grand and great nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at the Magnolia Lutheran Church, 2414 31st Ave W, Seattle.
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