Longtime Forks resident Richard “Dick” Wentworth, age 79, passed at his home in Forks on Sept. 29, 2019, as a result of multiple strokes and dementia. He was born March 20, 1940, in Bremerton, WA to William “Bill” Wentworth and Bernadette (McCleery) Wentworth. Dick served in the US Coast Guard from 1958 to 1962. He and Janice May Finch were married in Port Angeles on July 29, 1963, they were married 51 years.
In 1962 Dick went to work for Peninsula Telephone Company in Forks just two days out of the Coast Guard and worked there until his retirement in 1993. He and Janice also live briefly in Tillamook, OR.
Dick was well known as a master of fly fishing and tying of flies, noted in several books and publications. He also loved traditional bowhunting and building longbows and arrows.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter spending a lot of time with his best friends Wayne Haag, and Syd Glasso, as well as his father and brother.
Dick was preceded in death by his soulmate, wife Janice, and daughter Linda in June 2000.
He is survived by son Larry Lavoie, daughter Laurie Bishop and grandson Myles Bishop all of Forks; granddaughter Amanda Bishop of CA, Linda’s son, grandson Clifford Iotte of Port Angeles, granddaughters Tawna Morton (plus three great-grandchildren, Iziah, Daniel and Chelsea), and Ashley Ford of Sequim, WA; cousins Ann Sinnema of Battle Ground and Kay Williams of Olympia, WA, and William “Sonny” and Joyce Smith of Forks, brother Hugh and Theresa Wentworth of Forks, niece Vanessa (Curt) Armstrong and their children Logan,Gretchen and Eisley of Bothell, WA and his Fly Fishing “protege” Dana Wentworth of Forks.