Clarence L. “Bud” Schick was born in Monroe, Washington on 9 May 1926. He graduated from Snohomish High School and entered the Navy in 1944.
He attended boot camp in Farragut, Idaho, and Radioman School in Pearl, Harbor, Hawaii. He served on the USS ANTIGONE (AGP-16) and USS WILLOUGHBY (AGP-9) and was discharged in 1946. He reentered the Navy in 1951 as an RM3, USNR and was stationed at the USNRTC Everett, Washington as a station keeper. In 1954 he was advanced to RM1, USN and was transferred to the USS GRAINGER (AK-184). In 1955 he was transferred to Kami Seya, Japan. He changed his rate to Communications Technician in 1956.

He subsequently served at Adak, Alaska; Imperial Beach, California; Pensacola, Florida; Okinawa, Japan; Wahiawa, Hawaii; Marietta, Washington; Rota, Spain; and Headquarters Naval Security Group in Washington, D.C. In 1971, he was selected as the first Force Master Chief and served in that capacity from 31 August 1971 until 30 June 1975 when he retired.

After retirement he worked in the real estate business until 1982 when he retired a second time. From 1982 to the present he and his wife have been full time “RVers.” It has been a full life of traveling to places in Alaska, Canada, and Mexico. They have visited every state in the union with the exception of Hawaii by RV. They maintain a home base in Sutherlin, Oregon.

Master Chief Schick married Shirley Marie Bailey of Snohomish, Washington in September 1947. They had four daughters, one son, two granddaughters and three grandsons, two great-grandsons and three great granddaughters.  Master Chief Schick died on September 20, 2015.

Source: Echoes of Our Past

Obituary:
Beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully with family by his side on September 20, 2015. Clarence “Bud” Schick was born in Monroe, Washington on May 9, 1926, to Elizabeth and Clarence Schick. He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Shirley Schick; his parents; his daughters, Cynthia Schick and Wendy Boulineau and son, Gary Schick. He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Baker (Jesse) and Valerie Kobe (Mitch). He was the best grandfather to seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Jerry (Chris) Schick and Bob Schick. Bud graduated from Snohomish High School in 1944 and entered the Navy the same year. He attended boot camp in Farragut, Idaho and Radioman School in Pearl Harbor. Bud is a veteran of three wars; World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. His Navy career as a Cryptologist took him and his family to locations in the USA, Japan, Okinowa, Hawaii and Spain. In 1971 he was selected as the first Force Master Chief of the Naval Security Group Command stationed in Washington, D.C, and served in that capacity till his retirement June 30, 1975. After retirement Bud worked in real estate until he and Shirley became fulltime “RVers” traveling the US, Alaska, Canada and Mexico. They finally settled in Sutherlin, Ore. then moving to Roseburg, Ore. in 2014. Bud was an active member in the local VFW, American Legion and Veteran’s Hospital. Earlier this year Bud moved to Bonney Lake, Washington to be closer to his daughter and family. Please join family and friends for a Military Honors graveside service on October 3, 2015, at the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, 8601 Riverview Rd, Snohomish, WA. Reception following.