Robert Theodore Prentice, 87, died March 17. There was a funeral Mass at Holy Cross Church in Portland.

Mr. Prentice was born Dec. 18, 1929, in Portland and attended Holy Cross School and Benson High.  He graduated from the University of Portland in 1951 and married Marianne Kreilich at Sacred Heart Parish later that year.

They celebrated 65 years of marriage last August. 

Mr. Prentice worked alongside his brothers and brother-in-law at the family business of plywood machinery manufacturing. 

Survivors include his wife, Marianne; brother, Dick; seven of his eight children, 20 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.