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Public invited to memorial for DNR diver

David Scheinost

From Kitsap Sun

A public memorial has been planned to celebrate the life of David D. Scheinost, the Department of Natural Resources scuba diver who died July 24 while diving in the waters off Bainbridge Island.

His family has invited anyone who knew him and those who want to pay their respects to the memorial scheduled for this weekend.

A public viewing will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Edwards Memorial Chapel in Lakewood. The funeral is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Auburn Adventist Academy Church in Auburn.

An account also has been created at Boeing Employees Credit Union to help the family with expenses, including the purchase of a headstone and other debts tied to Scheinost's passing. The account is set up under David Scheinost's name.

Scheinost, 24, died last month while collecting geoducks for his job with DNR to test for paralytic shellfish poison.

The Kitsap County Coroner is waiting for the results of lab tests to release a cause of death.

At the time of his death Scheinost was living with his girlfriend, Angela Singleton, in Tacoma. He was known for his positive, outgoing personality, a contagious laugh and his love of music, according to his family.

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