Allen Irvine Zelk was born on June 25, 1925 in Seattle. He was the son of Allen and Ruthanna Zelk.

Irv spent his early years in Texas and then moved to Seattle and Camano Island.

He met Marcie White on Camano, and they married in 1945. They raised two sons, Bruce and Russell, in Seattle.

Irv served in the U.S. Navy in WWll and retired in 1990 after working many years for the Seattle Engineering Department.
He passed away peacefully on the morning of April 12 and is survived by his son, Bruce (Eloise); his grandchildren, Katie Wigal (Todd) and Robert Zelk (Ashley); and his great-grandchildren, Addie and Colin Wigal and Lilah Zelk.

Remembrances may be made to: Group Health Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 34015, Seattle, WA 98124.