Bud was born in Seattle Washington on May 14th 1931 to Mathias and Elizabeth Pilo. He is survived by Betty his beloved wife of 65 years and his sister, Marianne. Bud and Betty have 5 Children, Steve, Kevin, Ron (Cathy), Sharon (Paul) and Mike (Gwen).
He also has 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, 4 nephews and one niece along with 10 great nephews and nieces.
Bud attended Franklin high school. In the spring of 1950 he and Betty got married and Bud went to work at The American Can Company on the Seattle Waterfront where he remained until 1976. After the plant shut down in 1976, he started working for the Coca Cola bottling Company until his retirement in 1993. Even in Retirement Bud wanted to stay busy, he was a prep cook for his nephew Peter’s catering business.
He also when to work for Avis Car Rental to make some extra money to buy tools for his workshop.
He was a lover of wood. He loved the feel of it in his hands and made many beautiful things in his workshop. There are many people who he blessed with a fine piece made down there. Bud also loved his Garden and was especially good at growing tomatoes and cucumbers.
He was a gentle and quiet man who dearly loved his family. He didn’t speak much because he never wanted to be the center of attention. At family gatherings he would sit and listen, enjoying his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His oldest granddaughter gave him the nickname of “Shadow.” He had a great sense of humor and could tease and be teased by those who loved him.
He enjoyed camping throughout the Northwest, two road trips to Alaska and he was blessed to visit Germany while his son was serving in the US Army.
Bud and his wife, Betty, were very active members of downtown Seattle’s old Bethel Temple until it merged with the City Church in Kirkland, WA, in September 2003, at which time they began attending Church By The Side of The Road in Tukwila.
Bud will be so greatly missed, but we know he’s completely and totally healed from all sickness and pain.
Dear Jesus, we leave him in your tender care until we are united once again in Heaven.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 14, at 1:00 p. m. at CBSR Church by The Side of The Road, 3455 S 148th St., Tukwila, WA 98168.
In lieu of gifts or flowers please send donations/contributions to the Seattle Urban Academy, C/O Christa Ministries, 19303 Fremont Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133 with a memo: In memory of Glen “Bud” Pilo.