Richard C. Alger

Richard C. Alger, known to most by “Rick,” passed away June 26, 2020 at the age of 76, with his family by his side.  He was a long-time resident of West Seattle, and was the son of Frank Alger, the original owner of Spud Fish and Chips. He and his wife Terrie continued running the business on Alki Beach. Rick most recently had been enjoying his retirement with his wife Terrie, and best friends in Belfair, Washington. Rick loved to go fishing on the river, crabbing, digging clams, playing in his boat, and having fish fry’s with all his neighbors and friends on the shores of Hood Canal. He was known for his patience, devilish grin, great sense of humor, and his contagious positive spirit. Survived by his wife Terrie, sons Richard, Chris and wife Lisa, daughter Nicky and husband Mike, grandchildren Justin, Jhett, Jace, Michael and Jessica, Cailee, Matthew and great grandchildren Cora and Caladin.  At his request, no funeral services were held.  The family suggests that those who wish, may make a memorial contribution to the American Heart Association. Make sure to visit his guest book at where you can sign his guestbook, share your favorite memories with the family or upload your favorite picture. 



Submitted by Richard nessly (not verified) on Wed, 10/27/2021 - 7:34am


Rest in peace Rick. Thank you for all you did for me and your stories at Spuds in the early 70s. It was my first job and you taught me your work ethics that have carried me thru two successful careers.