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  • Pat Schwab
    Charles Patrick “Pat” Schwab, 86, a member of St. Rita Parish in Portland, died of natural causes Nov. 28 in Portland. There will be a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, at St. Rita Church, 10029 NE Prescott. A rosary will begin at 10 a.m.
  • Anita Mae Wolf
    Anita Mae Wolf died Nov. 23. There will be a recitation of the holy rosary at 11:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at noon, Monday, Dec. 4, at St. John the Baptist Church in Milwaukie.
  • Norbert Peters
    FOREST GROVE — Norbert William “Norrie” Peters, 91, a longtime resident of the Roy community, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 21 at the Forest View Senior Care facility. Services have been held.
  • Lawrence Combine Jr.
    BEAVERTON — Lawrence Patrick Combine, Jr., 50, died Nov. 20 in a car accident. There will be a funeral Mass Monday, 11 a.m., Nov. 27, at Holy Trinity Church in Beaverton.
  • Mary Louise Marking
    Mary Louise Gix Grimm Marking, 94, died Nov. 16. There will be a funeral Mass at St. John Fisher Church (7007 S.W. 46th Ave.) Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m., preceded by the rosary at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sam Scopacasa
    After living a full and joyful life, Sam Premo Scopacasa died peacefully Nov. 12. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 at St. Ignatius Church in Southeast Portland. The Mass will be preceded by the recitation of the rosary at 10:30 a.m. and followed by a reception in Dillon Hall.
  • Roy Miller
    Elroy Louis Miller, 93, died peacefully Nov. 5, three days after his birthday, surrounded by his six children. There will be a funeral Mass Friday, Nov. 17, at noon at Holy Cross Church (5227 N. Bowdoin St., Portland). The Mass will be preceded by a rosary, which will begin at 11 a.m. A reception will follow the Mass.
  • Molly Fitzgibbon
    Molly Fitzgibbon, 89, a member of St. John Fisher Parish, died Nov. 10 of natural causes in her home, surrounded by those who loved her. There will be a funeral Mass Friday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. at St. John Fisher Church in Portland. There will be a rosary at the church Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Grace Christensen
    Grace Mary Mabel Christensen, 95, a former resident of Forest Grove, late of Ephrata, Washington, died Oct. 29 at the High Gate Senior Living Community in Wenatchee, Washington. There will be a funeral Mass Thursday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1660 Elm St. in Forest Grove. Msgr. Dennis O’Donovan will be celebrant. There will be a rosary at 10:30 a.m. before the Mass. Family and friends are invited to attend a reception luncheon immediately following the church ceremony, to be held in the parish hall. Burial rites and internment will be held Friday, Nov. 17, at 12:30 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd in Portland.
  • Timothy Dinneen, 84, a member of St. Rita Parish in Portland, died of natural causes Oct. 8 in Portland. There will be a funeral Mass Thursday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. at All Saints Church.
  • Charley Wallis
    OREGON CITY — Charley Glen Wallis, 94, a member of St. John the Apostle Parish, died Nov. 11.
  • Sally Aton
    Salvadora (Sally) Estriba Aton, 90, died of natural causes Nov. 9. There was a funeral Mass at Holy Redeemer Church in Vancouver, Washington.
  • Mary Anne Grams
    Mary Anne Grams, 86, died peacefully Sept. 27, surrounded by friends at Providence Hospital in Portland. There was a funeral Mass at the Madeleine Church in Portland.
  • Lynne Wilgus
    Lynne Ellen Wilgus, 61, died peacefully of cancer Oct. 8, surrounded by loved ones. There was a funeral prayer service at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Portland.
  • Franciscan Sr. M. Annunciata Chou Hsueh Mei
    Sister M. Annunciata Chou Hsueh Mei (baptismal name: Philomena), 88, died Aug. 15.
  • Dominican Sr. Mary Denis Baldwin
    Dominican Sister Mary Denis Baldwin, 89, died Oct. 31 at the Dominican Sisters’ motherhouse, St. Martin Residence in Fremont, California. There will be a funeral Mass on Monday, Nov. 6, at 5 p.m. at the Dominican Sisters Chapel, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont.
  • Helen Maguigan
    Lifelong Portland resident Helen Maguigan passed away peacefully Oct. 12, surrounded by family and full of gratitude for 93 wonderful years of life. There will be a funeral Mass on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. at her parish church: Holy Cross Church, 5227 N. Bowdoin St. in Portland. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
  • Peter Richard
    KLAMATH FALLS — Peter John Richard, 71, died Oct. 21 in Klamath Falls. There was a rosary and funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Klamath Falls, followed by a graveside service with military honors at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
  • Mary Terese Greenfield
    Mary Terese "Terri" Greenfield died Oct. 23. She had been living with Alzheimer's disease for the past six years. There was a funeral Mass at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Portland.
  • Mary Jeanette Walsh
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in NE Portland for Mary Jeanette Walsh, who died peacefully Oct. 28 with her five children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren at her side. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 in the church.
  • Oblate Father Anthony Dummer
    Oblate Father Anthony “Tony” Dummer died Oct. 3 at the Lakeridge Oasis Hospice in Buffalo, Minnesota. There will be a memorial service for him Saturday, Nov. 4, beginning with a rosary at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass at 11 a.m., both at St. Edward Church (10990 NW 313th Ave.) in North Plains. Bishop Kenneth Steiner will officiate. A reception in the parish hall will follow.
  • Joan DeMartino
    Joan (Nickolaff) DeMartino, 102, died peacefully on September 21, 2017 at Providence Hospital. She had just celebrated her birthday. A funeral Mass was held at St. Ignatius Catholic Church.
  • Steven Louis Havlik, 76, of Scappoose died Oct. 15. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Church.
  • Yvonne Foulia
    Yvonne Foulia, 93 died Oct. 9. There was a rosary and funeral Mass at St. Sharbel Church in Portland.
  • Cornelius Cremer
    Cornelius “Con” Vincent Cremer died Aug. 27 at home. His final days were spent with the comfort provided by family and friends and the support of Providence Hospice. A funeral Mass was held at All Saints Church in Portland.
  • Sr. Jill "Mary" Aigner, O.S.B.
    MOUNT ANGEL — Benedictine Sister Jill Aigner, 94, died Oct. 7 at Queen of Angels Monastery. There will be a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, followed by her burial in the monastery cemetery.
  • Fr. William Hayes, S.J.
    Jesuit Father William Hayes, 89, died Sept. 26. He had been receiving care from the nursing staff at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California. Father Hayes wished to have his funeral held at Jesuit High School. Initial plans are for the funeral Mass to be held Friday, Oct. 20, at 8:35 a.m. More details will be provided soon.
  • Jerry Brunelle
    MILWAUKIE — Jerry Brunelle, active in the Knights of Columbus for more than 60 years and a member of Christ the King Parish here, died Sept. 4. He was 90.
  • Richard Eugene “Dick” Iven
    Richard Eugene “Dick” Iven, 88, of Cottage Grove died Sept. 11. He was born Jan. 20, 1929, in Hennessey, Oklahoma, the third son of Ted and Kathleen (Malone) Iven. The family moved to Medford, Oregon, after the Dust Bowl. Iven went to St. Mary’s High School in 1946 and attended Southern Oregon College for a short time. 
  • Sr. Jane Ellen Burns, SNJM
    Sister Jane Ellen Burns (Kathryn Burns), age 94, died at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary's Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego, August 19, 2017. A member of the Sisters of the Holy Names for 69 years, her funeral Mass was held in the Chapel of the Holy Names, Lake Oswego.
  • Franciscan Sister Ellen Mary Meskill
    ASTON, Pennsylvania — Franciscan Sister Ellen Mary Meskill, 84, (formerly Sister Mary Assisium) died in Assisi House July 20. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 65 years. There was a funeral Mass at Assisi House.
  • Jeanne Ann Butsch
    MOUNT ANGEL — Jeannie Ann Butsch, 77, died Aug. 17. There was a funeral Mass at St. Mary Church.
  • Richard Cheek
    Richard Michael Cheek, 84, a parishioner at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Portland, died Aug. 20 in the Northeast Portland home he shared for 60 years with his wife, Helen. There will be a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at St. Rose of Lima Church, 2727 NE 54th Ave., Portland.
  • Lena Atherton
    Magdalen “Lena” Benfit Atherton died peacefully Aug. 7 at the Avamere care facility in Oregon City. There was a funeral mass at St. Ignatius Church. A celebration of life will be scheduled for Sept. 2, with details to follow.
  • Fr. Stephen M. Ryan, OSM
    Father Stephen M. (Raymond) Ryan, 88, a solemn professed friar and priest of the Order of Friar Servants of Mary, died Aug. 19. There will be a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in the Chapel at Laurelhurst Village.
  • Sister Immaculata Tuma
    MOUNT ANGEL — Benedictine Sister Immaculata Tuma, 86, a member of Queen of Angels Monastery, died August 13 at Queen of Angels Monastery. There was a funeral Mass at the monastery.
  • Father Buckley dies at 86

    In Portland on Aug. 15, the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dominican Father Gerald Albert Buckley died. It was 62 years to the day after he professed vows in his religious community. 

  • Steven Chaney
    SILVERTON — Steven Newton Chaney, 63, a member of St. Paul Parish here, died at his home July 26. There will be a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 26, at St. Paul Church here. Anyone who knew Steven is encouraged to attend and pay their respects.
  • Michael Conroy
    Michael Joseph Conroy, 65, died at home July 11. There was a funeral Mass at St. John Fisher Church in Southwest Portland.
  • Ruperto Laygo

    GRESHAM — Ruperto Lasin Laygo, 74, died of pneumonia July 15. A burial service was at Gethsemani Cemetery.

  • Mary Kathryn Barnes
    Mary Kathryn Barnes, 93, passed away on July 29, 2017 at Maryville Memory Care in Beaverton.  There will be a rosary Sunday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Loyola Retreat Center Chapel, 3220 SE 43rd Ave. in Portland. The funeral Mass will be Monday, Aug. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ignatius Church, 3400 SE 43rd Ave. in Portland. There will be a luncheon reception immediately following the Mass in the school cafeteria.
  • A. Paul Quintana
    Apolonio Paul Quintana, a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Parish in Milwaukie, died July 17. Services are pending at a later date.
  • Mary Nichols

    Mary Frances O’Neill Nichols, 95, longtime parishioner of The Madeleine and St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Portland, and St. Cyril Catholic Church in Wilsonville, passed away at home with her family by her side July 28. A private memorial service will be held for the family.

  • Sr. Catherine Grams, SNJM
    Sister Catherine Grams (Sister Mary Michaelann), 90, died at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary's Woods in Lake Oswego, July 13. A member of the Sisters of the Holy Names for 70 years, her funeral will be held Wednesday, July 26, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Names, Marylhurst.
  • Shirley Randles
    Shirley Randles, 93, died peacefully surrounded by family members Monday, July 3. There was a private interment ceremony at Mount Calvary and memorial Mass.
  • James White
    James Michael, 78, died peacefully July 17 in Portland from causes related to a stroke he suffered in 2009. There will be a funeral Mass Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. at All Saints Church.
  • Peter Barnhart Bosserman
    Peter Barnhart Bosserman, 83, died July 20. There will be a funeral Mass Thursday, July 27, at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Church in Milwaukie.
  • Virginia Johanna Miller
    OREGON CITY — Virginia Johanna “Gin” Miller, 95, died June 28 with family present at Blessed Trinity Foster Home here. There will be a rosary Friday July 28 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Church.
  • SR. GERMAINE CHABOT, SP
    Sister Germaine Chabot, 98, a Sister of Providence for 80 years, died July 4 at St. Joseph Residence, Seattle. There will be a vigil Sunday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m., and a funeral Mass Monday, July 10, at 11 a.m., both at St. Joseph Residence, 4800 37th Avenue SW, Seattle. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, after the Mass and reception.
  • Kathleen Laws
    Kathleen Laws, a longtime parishioner of Ascension Parish, died June 21. There was a funeral Mass at Ascension.
  • Helen Agnes Rapp, a longtime parishioner of St. Pius X, died June 10 in her Portland home.
  • Deacon Martin Bozulich
    Deacon Martin Bozulich, 78, died March 25 in Morristown, New Jersey, after a brave and hard-fought battle with cancer. He had recently relocated from Reedsport to be near his daughter, Jenifer, while undergoing medical treatment. Martin served the church as a deacon in Reedsport, Florence, and North Bend. There was a funeral Mass at St. John the Apostle Church in Reedsport.
  • Dolores Ann Jones
    Dolores Jones, 89, died peacefully Sunday June 18 at Marquis Nursing Home in Portland.

    There will be a funeral Mass at St. John Church in Oregon City Tuesday June 27 at 11 a.m. She will be buried next to her husband at Willamette National cemetery. 

    There will also be a celebration of her life at Howell’s Restaurant in Oregon City July 2 from 3 to 6 p.m

  • Holy Names Sr. Constance Lovcik
    Sister Constance Lovcik (Sr. Constanza Marion), age 92, died at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary’s Woods in Lake Oswego on May 28. She was a vowed member of the Sisters of the Holy Names for 72 years. The Mass of Christian Burial was in the Provincial House Chapel.
  • Daniel Henry Niedermeyer
    Daniel H. Niedermeyer, 88, died peacefully June 5 in Portland of natural causes. There was a funeral Mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
  • Peggy Stoering
    Margaret Theresa (Emig) Stoering, known all her life as “Peggy”, died May 28.  Though funeral services will be held in California, the family has organized a special Portland-area Mass and celebration of life in the chapel of Maryville Nursing Home in Beaverton June 17 at 2 p.m.
  • FR. JOHN DOMIN
    Father John Domin, 94, died June 5. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, June 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Resurrection Parish in Tualatin with Archbishop Alexander K. Sample presiding.
  • Donald Westom
    Donald Westom, 93, a parishioner at St. Rose of Lima in Portland, passed away peacefully on May 15, surrounded by his loving family. There was a funeral Mass at St. Rose.
  • Rose Mary Adams Price
    Rose Mary Adams Price, 73, died May 29, surrounded by her family, after a hard fought battle with esophageal cancer.
  • Larry Lynn Spurlock, 66, a parishioner at St. John the Baptist in Milwaukie, died May 24. The funeral was planned as a private one.
  • Thomas Bochsler
    STAYTON – Thomas Richard Bochsler, 77, unexpectedly died June 3. The vigil and rosary will be Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m. and the funeral Mass will be Friday, June 9, at 11 a.m., both at Immaculate Conception Church in Stayton.
  • James Seats
    James Robert Seats died in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 16. His ashes will be interred with his father at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Portland.
  • Rodger Matthies
    Rodger Fred Matthies, 68, died at home in Dallas May 1. A gathering will be scheduled later in June to celebrate Mr. Matthies’s life.
  • John Whalen
    John Francis “Jack” Whalen, 89, died May 17.  There was a funeral Mass on May 24 at his parish, St Pius X in Portland, and his graveside service was at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
  • Marie Gustafson
    Marie E. Gustafson, 76, died May 12.  There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, at St. Cecilia Church, 5105 SW Franklin Ave., Beaverton. Recitation of the rosary will begin at 10:30 a.m.
  • Thomas Joseph Moore
    Thomas Joseph Moore, 92, died peacefully on May 9 surrounded by family. A funeral mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 19, at St. Matthew  Church in Hillsboro preceded by a rosary at 11 a.m. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
  • Father Joseph John Beno
    Father Joseph John Beno,93, died peacefully at the Blessing House in Tigard May 6. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Monday, May 15, at St. Wenceslaus Church in Scappoose. Burial with military honors will follow in the parish cemetery. A reception will be held in the parish center.
  • Donn Sullivan
    Donn Michael “Sully” Sullivan, 83, died April 29. There will be a rosary at 10 a.m. and a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Monday, May 15, at St. John Fisher Catholic Church, 7007 SW 46th Ave., Portland.
  • Betty Jean Gardner Getman
    Betty Getman, formerly Betty Gardner, age 83, passed away in Vancouver, Washington, April 28 after a series of long illnesses. A private service is planned for summertime.
  • Kathleen Van Veen
    Kathleen Louise Van Veen, 70, known to everybody as Kathy, passed away peacefully at her home in Southeast Portland April 26, 36 weeks after she was told she had an inoperable brain tumor and only eight weeks to live. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11, at St Ignatius Church in Southeast Portland. A catered reception will follow.
  • Mary Louise Garcia Barricks, 102, mother of Father Bob Barricks, died April 26. There will be a funeral Mass May 5, with details to come.
  • Donald O'Hollearn
    Donald O’Hollearn died April 2. There was a funeral Mass at St. Ignatius Church and graveside service with military honors at Willamette National Cemetery.
  • Dorothy Kinnunen
    Dorothy Helen Kinnunen, 86, died April 3. There was a funeral Mass at Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater in Vancouver, Washington.
  • Robert Prentice
    Robert Theodore Prentice, 87, died March 17. There was a funeral Mass at Holy Cross Church in Portland.
  • Sr. Jerome Zerr, OSB
    Benedictine Sister Jerome (Carol) Zerr, 72, a member of Queen of Angels Monastery, died April 28, at the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland. There will be a vigil at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4,  in the monastery chapel in Mount Angel, and a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 5, followed by her burial in the monastery cemetery. There will also be a memorial Mass for Sister Jerome at 10 a.m. Monday, May 8, at the University of Portland Chiles Center.
  • Fr. Cosmas White, OSB
    Benedictine Father Cosmas White, 88, a monk and priest of Mount Angel Abbey, died April 27, at the abbey in Saint Benedict. There will be a vigil at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, and a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday, May 1, both services at the Abbey church, followed by his burial in the Abbey cemetery.
  • Richard Rochon
    Richard Lee Rochon, 88, of Springfield, died April 17. There will be a rosary at 11 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at noon on Monday, May 8, at St. Paul Church in Eugene.
  • Sister Patricia Baxter, SNJM
    Holy Names Sister Patricia Baxter (Sister Mary Emmetria), 90, died at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary’s Woods in Lake Oswego March 24. She was a vowed member of the Sisters of the Holy Names for 69 years. There was a funeral Mass in the Provincial House Chapel.
  • Fr. David Sherrer, C.S.C.

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Holy Cross Father Charles David Sherrer, 81, died April 13, at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, following a brief illness. There was a funeral Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the Notre Dame campus. 

  • Colleen Jones
    Colleen Dowling Jones, 81, of Gresham, formerly of Tigard, died April 14. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, April 28, at St. Henry Church in Gresham.
  • Patricia Porter
    Patricia “Patsy” Barbara Porter, 99, of Portland, died April 11 surrounded by family. There will be a rosary at 10 a.m. and a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, at St. John the Apostle Church, 417 Washington St., Oregon City.
  • Jocille Daniel
    YACHATS - Jocille Daniel, 80, died in Salem after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loved ones. There will be a rosary at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, at St. Joseph Church in Salem.
  • Constance Margaret Cuff Fee
    Constance Margaret Cuff Fee, 88, an All Saints parishioner, died April 8 in Portland. There will be a rosary at 10:30 a.m. and a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, at All Saints Church.
  • Peter Van Hoomissen

    Peter Van Hoomissen, 88, died peacefully March 5 in Boise. There will be a rosary at 2:30 p.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 3 p.m. Friday, May 5, at The Madeleine Parish, 3123 NE 24th Ave., Portland. A reception will immediately follow in parish hall.

  • Gerard Ford
    Gerard “Gerry” Glenn Ford, 86, died Dec. 31. There was a funeral Mass at St. Henry Church in Gresham.
  • Frances Keller
    Frances “Fran” Elaine Keller (Fran), devoted wife and mother, passed away peacefully March 25 at her home in Milwaukie after a short battle with cancer.  There was a funeral Mass at St. Agatha Church.
  • Lloyd "Jack" Bruce
    Lloyd “Jack” Bruce, 89, died March 26. There will be a rosary at 1:30 p.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at St. John the Baptist Church in Milwaukie.
  • Richard Dusa Sr., 86, died March 29. There will be a scriptural rosary 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, April 7, at St. Henry Church, 346 NW 1st St. in Gresham.