Berger A. Rorvik

Deep sea diver, 87Berger A. Rorvik, 87, of Sequim, Wash., died Dec. 25, 2004, in Sequim.

Mr. Rorvik was born Aug. 3, 1916, in Beach, N.D., to Johan and Lena Rorvik.

He grew up in Astoria and attended the University of Oregon. After that, he started hard-hat deep sea diving with his brothers, Hilder and Earle, in Seattle.

In 1944, Mr. Rorvik married Margery Sternbergh in Seattle. She died earlier.

The couple moved to San Francisco where Mr. Rorvik became president and master diver of a commercial diving business at Pier 3 on the Embarcadero for more than 40 years.

Mr. Rorvik is survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Marie Rorvik and David Allison of Lenoir City, Tenn., Alice Rorvik and Steven Larsen of San Rafael, Calif., Jeannie Rorvik of Mill Valley, Calif., and Nancy Rorvik and Farnham Hogue of San Mateo, Calif.; five grandchildren, Victor and Wyatt Millar, Molly Jean Hale, all of California, and Martin and Addie Allison of Tennessee; his companion, Kathleen Kulland; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A daughter, Addie Rorvik Millar, and a son-in-law, Eric Hale, died earlier.

Memorial donations may be made to Clallam County Humane Society, 2105 W. Highway 101, Port Angeles, WA 98363.


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