Cedric Walford Drucquer was born May 28, 1934, in London, England. He lived in the U.K. from 1934 to 1944, in California from 1944 to 1967, and the remainder of his life was spent in Washington state, where he passed away on June 3, 2021.
Cedric attended Berkeley High School; the California Maritime Academy, receiving a BS in Marine Engineering; and the Naval Aviation Fight School in Pensacola, Florida. He married Barbara Fae Meserve on May 31, 1977, at the Starlite Chapel in Reno, Nevada.
While in the U.S. Navy, Cedric served in Iwakun, Japan; Atsugi, Japan; San Diego, California; Alameda, California; Kodiak, Alaska; Point Mugu, California; Korea and Vietnam. During his lifetime, Cedric worked as a Navy pilot, Service Engineer “A,” Military Sea Transport Service, Marine Engineer, and worked for Boeing and the Washington State Department of Ecology until his retirement.
Cedric enjoyed woodworking, model trains, reading, and his many cats and raccoons. He had a genuine love for animals.
Cedric is predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Barbara Fae Meserve; and brother, Richard Drucquer. He is survived by his stepson, Mark Meserve of Virginia; step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.
A service with full military honors will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 2:30 p.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington. Please arrive at 2:15 p.m.
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