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  • Joseph Rolison
    Joseph Clinton Rolison, 94, died Dec. 6. Please join the family for a celebration of life Dec. 13 at St. Agnes Church, 3052 D St., Hubbard. A reception will follow in the hall next to the church.
  • Ella 'Tomi'  Tomlin
    Ella Belle, "Tomi" Tomlin, 93, a member of St. Ignatius Parish in Southeast Portland, died Nov. 30, surrounded by her family. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Dec. 18 at St. Ignatius. 
  • Carol Marie Rambousek
    Carol Marie Rambousek, 68, died suddenly in Stayton Dec. 1. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Boniface Church in Sublimity. A rosary preceded the Mass at 10:30 a.m. She was a member of St. Boniface.
  • Holy Names Sister Barbara Gfeller
    LAKE OSWEGO — Sister Barbara Gfeller (Sister Marion David), 92, died at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary's Woods at Marylhurst Nov. 28. A member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 68 years, her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 13 in the Chapel of the Holy Names at Mary’s Woods.
  • BEAVERTON — David Allen Skidmore, 58 of Tigard, died Oct. 22 after a courageous battle with metastasized lung cancer. There was a funeral Mass at St. Cecilia Church preceded by a rosary led by his brother John. 
  • Dominican Father Paul Aquinas Duffner
    Father Paul Aquinas Duffner, 103, was the eldest friar of the Western Dominicans. He was also one of the few to have served at the limits of the Western Province’s ministries. “It would be hard to imagine a greater contrast,” he laughed, when he contrasted the snow that greeted him at Holy Family Parish in Anchorage, Alaska, to the tropical jungles that were his home for the eight years he served as a missionary in Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico. 
  • Sr. Mary Grondin
    SEATTLE — Sister of Providence Mary Grondin, 81, (Sister Terrence) a member of her order for 62 years, died Nov. 14 at St. Joseph Residence. There was a funeral Mass at the residence, with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Seattle. 
  • Sr. Claire Gagnon, SP
    SEATTLE — Sister of Providence Claire Gagnon, 99, (Sister Marcelle Odile) a member of her order for 79 years, died Nov. 17, 2018, at St. Joseph Residence. There was a funeral Mass at the residence, with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Seattle. 
  • Sr. Jane Bigelow, SHCJ
    ROSEMONT, Penn. — Sister Jane Bigelow, SHCJ, who was a Sister of the Holy Child Jesus for 64 years, died peacefully May 15, 2018, at Holy Child Center in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. There was a funeral Mass there. She was 85.
  • Sr. Immaculata DiBlasi, SHCJ
    ROSEMONT, Penn. — Sister Immaculata DiBlasi, SHCJ, who was a Sister of the Holy Child Jesus for 69 years, died of cardiac arrest Sept. 10, in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. She was 91. There was a funeral Mass in Rosemont.
  • Sr. Elizabeth Gehrman, SHCJ
    ROSEMONT, Penn. — Elizabeth Gehrman, SHCJ, who was a Sister of the Holy Child Jesus for 68 years, died Dec. 2, 2017.  She was 90.
  • Mildred Gomoll
    Mildred “Millie” Mary Kelly Gomoll, 85, died Nov. 7. There was a funeral Mass at St. Philip Neri Church in Southeast Portland.
  • Chuck Bleeg
    Chuck Bleeg, 96, died Nov. 10 in Portland with family at his side. There will be a rosary at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, followed by a 10:30 funeral Mass, both at The Madeleine Church in Northeast Portland, where he was a parishioner. 
  • Elizabeth Minten
    Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Minten died November 11, 2018. There was a funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church with interment at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Following the burial there was a reception celebrating her life at the parish center.
  • Virginia DeCicco-Shinall
    Virginia “Ginger” Ann DeCicco-Shinall, 73, died Oct. 26. There will be a memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 At St. Pius X Church in Southwest Portland. A reception in the parish hall will follow. 
  • Mary Rini-Peebler
    Mary Annette Granata Rini-Peebler died Nov. 6. There was a funeral Mass at Resurrection Church in Tualatin. Committal takes place Thursday Nov. 15, at the San Fernando Mission Hills Cemetery in Mission Hills, California.
  • Betty Feltz
    Elizabeth (Betty) Louise Altstock Feltz, 87, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 7 in Portland. There will be a funeral Mass Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church.
  • Philomenal Irudayaraj, mother of Father Amalanathan Irudayaraj, died Nov. 8 in India. 
  • GRESHAM — Paul Baum, 75, died Nov. 6. There will be a funeral Mass Thursday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Church, where he was a parishioner.
    Mr. Baum was born June 11, 1943, in San Francisco. 
  • Fr. Bruce Brown
    MILWAUKIE — Fr. Bruce Brown died Nov. 2, All Souls Day. There will be a funeral Mass Thursday, Nov. 15, at St. John the Baptist Church at 5 p.m. Viewing will occur from 4 p.m. A reception will follow the Mass, as will a private burial.
  • John Nicholas Gilbertz
    John Gilbertz, 94, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family and his favorite dog Rocco. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at All Saints Church, where he was a longtime parishioner. A rosary will precede the Mass at 10:30 a.m. and a lunch will follow in the parish hall.
  • OREGON CITY — William Angel Celorie Jr. 88, a member of St. Philip Benizi Parish and resident of Beavercreek, died Oct. 31. There will be a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Philip Benizi Church.
  • Charlene Unrein
    Charlene Mae Unrein, 79, a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Portland died Oct. 19 in Portland. There was a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows.
  • Lorraine Amsberry
    STAYTON — Lorraine Dorothy Amsberry, 91, died Oct. 18. There was a funeral Mass at Immaculate Heart Church.
  • Darlene Greiner
    Darlene Greiner died Oct. 17. in Gresham, Oregon. There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd. in Gresham. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Portland, followed by a church reception and then a concluding committal service at 12:30 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
  • Kathleen Warner
    Kathleen Clare Warner, 94, a member of St. Peter Parish in Portland, died Aug. 2 in Portland. There was a funeral Mass at St. Peter Church. 
  • James Russell
    James Wesley Russell, 64, died in his sleep Oct. 4. There will be a rosary at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 30, followed by a funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Milwaukie.
  • Brother Francis Weigand, O.S.B.
    Brother Francis Weigand, O.S.B, a monk of Mount Angel Abbey, died Oct. 24, some days after suffering a stroke. He was 86 years of age, and 38 years professed as a monk. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Mount Angel Abbey. May he rest forever in the peace of Christ.
  • Fr. Jack Krall
    Father Jack Krall, 82, died Oct. 16. There will be a funeral mass will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at St. Henry Church in Gresham.
  • Irene Ferrante
    Irene Ferrante, 94, died Oct. 15 at her home. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Sandy. There will be a funeral at Sandy Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. 
  • Lawrence Hunt
    Lawrence Boyd Hunt, a member of Holy Rosary Parish, died Oct. 10. There will a funeral Mass at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Holy Rosary. There will be a viewing at noon that day and the rosary at 12:30 p.m., both also at the church. There will be a reception after the Mass in the parish hall. 
  • Phyllis Knight
    Phyllis Maryanne Knight passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in Yakima, Washington. A Celebration of Life event will be held on Saturday, October 13, at Beach Baron's Club House at 255th and Sandridge Rd.  
  • Marie Hauth
    Marie Anne Hauth, 88, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, Oct. 5, 2018 in Portland, where she lived for the past 56 years. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at The Madeleine in Northeast Portland.
  • BEAVERTON — Naomi Davidson, 89, a member of St. Pius X Parish, died Sept. 8 of cancer. There was a funeral Mass at St. Pius X Church. 
  • Elaine Nevue
    ROSEBURG — On September 8, after hosting one of her card parties, Elaine Alice Nevue, 90, died. There was a funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church.
  • Steven Wegman
    BEAVERTON — Steven Thomas Wegman, 58, died Sept. 22. There was a funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Church and burial was at Mount Calvary.
  • Marilee Bailey
    On Saturday, Sept. 29, Marilee "Bunny" Ann Bailey, 81, died. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at Christ the King Church in Milwaukie.
  • Iona Marion Maloney, 101, died Sept. 11, from age-related causes. There was a funeral Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church, Portland.
  • Arthur Schulte Jr.
    Arthur Schulte Jr., a tall, quiet star basketball player from Wyoming who spent 45 years at the University of Portland as professor, dean, vice president, and twice acting president, died Sept. 24 after a long illness. He was 90. A rosary will be held at San Juan Diego Church at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. There will be a funeral Mass at the Chapel of Christ the Teacher at the University of Portland at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, followed by a luncheon at Bauccio Commons. Holy Cross Father Mark Poorman, president of the university, will preside. Holy Cross Father David Tyson, 18th president of the university, will be the homilist. A later interment will be private.
  • Donald Charles Adkisson, 88, died Aug. 24 in Portland. There will be a funeral Mass at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28 at St. Rose of Lima Church. 
  • James (Jim) Emig
    Jim Emig, 62, of Portland died peacefully Sept. 16, surrounded by all his family. There will be a funeral Mass at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, at St. Ignatius Church in Southeast Portland. A rosary at 4:30 p.m. will precede the Mass. 
  • Mary Bettinger
    "Mary Kay" Hughes Farrier Bettinger died Aug. 13 at Clackamas Sunnyside Hospital after a long illness. She was surrounded by her family and friends. There was a funeral Mass at St. John the Apostle Church in Oregon City. 
  • Sister Maxine Currin SNJM
    LAKE OSWEGO — Sister Maxine Currin (Sister M. Richard James), 95, a Holy Names Sister for 63 years, died at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary's Woods at Marylhurst July 24. Her funeral was held in the Chapel of the Holy Names.
  • Donna Jean Macey, 90, died of complications related to lung cancer Aug. 29. There was a funeral Mass at St. Anthony Church in Tigard. 
  • MILWAUKIE — Lucille Mary Paulsohn McEntee, 88, died Sept. 2. A memorial service will be held at Christ the King Church in Milwaukie at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21.
  • Benjamin Gangay Dadios
    Benjamin Gangay Dadios, of Hillsboro, died Aug. 24. There was a funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Church, in Beaverton, with interment at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Portland.
  • George Candello
    SALEM — George Edward Candello, Sr. died peacefully April 23, surrounded by family. There was a funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church, where he was a parishioner. 
  • Mark Ellis, 47, who attended Mass at St. Mary Cathedral in Portland, died July 11 in Eureka, California. There was a graveside service at Gethsemani Cemetery. 
  • Mary Candello
    SALEM — Mary Joan Bieker Candello, 83, died June 22. There was a funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church, where Mrs. Candello was a parishioner. 
  • Sister Maxine Currin SNJM
    LAKE OSWEGO — Sister Maxine Currin (Sister M. Richard James), 95, died at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary's Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego, July 24. A member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 63 years, her funeral was held in the Chapel of the Holy Names, Lake Oswego.
  • Fr. José Ortega Tejeda MSpS
    HILLSBORO — Missionary of the Holy Spirit Father José de Jesús Ortega Tejeda, 80, died Aug. 23 at his home and surrounded by family and his brothers. His body is lying in repose 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at St. Matthew Church. There will be a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at St. Matthew Church, and a recitation of the rosary at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m., both also at St. Matthew Church. A noon reception will follow the Mass. Father Ortega’s cremated remains will be at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Oxnard, California, Thursday, Sept. 6, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be a Eucharist celebration at that church at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7., followed by a Rite of Christian Burial at the Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard at 12:45 p.m.
  • Fr. Scott Vandehey
     A priest who was known as a hardworking pastor and who also wrote a book about Dutch Catholics in Oregon died early Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption. Father Scott Vandehey, 78, a resident of Beaverton died at Providence St. Vincent’s in Portland, Oregon. There was a funeral Mass at Visitation Church in Verboort. Archbishop Alexander Sample presided. A rosary precedes the funeral. A graveside service at St. Francis of Assisi cemetery in Roy followed.
  • Elizabeth Gazewood
    WARRENTON — Elizabeth Gail Gazewood died peacefully at her home in Surf Pines at the age of 80 Aug. 19, with her husband and daughter present. There will be a funeral mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Our Lady of Victory Church in Seaside, where she was a parishioner. Rosary will precede the Mass at 10:30 a.m. in the church and viewing of Mrs. Gazewood will take place at 10 a.m. in the church. A reception will be held following the funeral mass in the parish hall. Following the reception, graveside services will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, south of Seaside.
  • OREGON CITY — Marjorie Rae Jackson, lifelong resident of Oregon City, died Aug. 18 following a brief illness. There will be a funeral Mass at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 29, at St. John the Apostle Church, followed by a reception and committal at Mount View Cemetery. Viewing will take place Aug 28 and Aug.29 at Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud Funeral Home.
  • Deacon William Park
    After a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Deacon William “Bill” Thomas Park died peacefully in his sleep Aug. 12. There will be a funeral Mass Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Madeleine Church in Northeast Portland. The rosary will begin at 11:30 followed by the Mass at noon.
  • Lou Merrick
    Robert Louis (Lou) Merrick, 90, longtime Christ the King parishioner, died July 24 from heart problems after overcoming 31 years of fighting various cancers.
  • Holy Names Sister Yolanda Mathenski
    Holy Names Sister Yolanda Mathenski (Sister Wilfrida Mary), 92, died July 23 at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary's Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego. Her funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Aug. 9, in the Chapel of the Holy Names, Lake Oswego.
  • Patricia Wade
    MILWAUKIE — Patricia “Pat” Lorraine Swift Wade, 93, died after a short illness July 30. She was a longtime member of Christ the King Parish. There was a funeral Mass at St. Agatha Church in Southeast Portland.
  • Mary Isabel Pletka
    Mary McDonald Pletka died peacefully July 22 after a recent diagnosis of cancer. A committal service and burial rite was held July 28 at Gethsemani Funeral Home and Cemetery.
  • Sally Covert
    Sally Ann (Miller) Covert, 85, died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, after a long illness July 5, in Portland. There was a funeral Mass at St. Pius X in Northwest Portland.
  • Darlene Ernster
    Darlene Cole Ernster died on her 88th birthday, July 11. There was a funeral Mass at St. Philip Benizi Church in Oregon City.
  • Lucia Brunello Foster
    Lucia Brunello Foster, 91, a member of Holy Rosary Parish in Portland, died July 16 at Providence Newberg Hospital. There was a funeral Mass at Holy Rosary Church in Portland.
  • Barbara Engelgau
    Barbara May Chalmers Engelgau, 91, an active member of St. Cecilia Parish in Beaverton, died of Lewy Body Dementia July 25 in Tigard.
  • Ann-Mari Nordgren
    Ann-Mari Nordgren, 86, died July 14 after a lingering illness due to Parkinsons Disease. There was a vigil for her at St. Anne Church in Gresham and a funeral Mass at St. Joseph Chapel at Laurelhurst Village.
  • Grace Silbernagel
    STAYTON — Grace Ann Laux Silbernagel, 88, died peacefully at her home July 22. There was a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Scio, where she was a parishioner.
  •  Sister Paula Mary Turnbull, SNJM
    Holy Names Sister Paula Mary Turnbull (Margaret Turnbull) died July 20, 2018, in Spokane. There will be a funeral Mass Aug. 4, at 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Spokane.
  • Thomas Dulcich
    Thomas Vincent Dulcich, 65, died July 12 from complications of a rare cancer that was diagnosed in September 2016. There was a funeral Mass at St. Mary Cathedral in Portland.
  • Hazel Wagner
    Hazel Elizabeth Gier) Wagner, 96, peacefully died July 13 in her home, surrounded by family. A funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick Church in Canby.
  • Patrick Hagerty
    Quick to enter this world and too quick to leave, Patrick William Hagerty died July 16 after “fighting the good fight” against brain cancer.
  • Paul Stepan
    Paul Stanley Stepan, 80, died July 3 of pneumonia and respiratory and heart failure. There was a funeral Mass at St. Henry Church in Gresham.
  • EUGENE — Ludwina Hytrek King, 100, a member of St. Mary Parish, died July 16 in Eugene. There will be a rosary at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at St. Mary Church, followed by the funeral Mass at 12:15 p.m.
  • Rosann Harriet Prusynski

    Rosann Harriet Prusynski died June 22, 2018, at the Jennings McCall Center in Forest Grove, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

  • Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gary Stanley Brink
    Gary Stanley Brink, 72, died June 27. There will be a funeral Mass July 10 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish in Milwaukie. Interment at Willamette National Cemetery will be a 2 p.m. that same day.
  • John O’Donnell
    John O’Donnell, 90, a parishioner at Holy Redeemer, died peacefully May 22. Services were held at Zeller Chapel of the Roses and interment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
  • Sr. Helen Moore, SNJM
    Holy Names Sister Helen Moore (Sister M. Gertrude Anne), 93, died at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary's Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego, May 22. A member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 72 years, her funeral was held on June 6, in the Chapel of the Holy Names at Marylhurst followed by inurnment at Holy Names Cemetery.
  • Fr. William Ryan
    Augustinian Father William Ryan died June 19 in Ojai, California, surrounded by his community. There will be a funeral Mass in Ojai and he will be buried in the San Diego Augustinian Cemetery. Father Ryan was pastor of All Souls Parish, Myrtle Creek, and its mission, Holy Family in Glendale, from 1989 to 2017. There will be a memorial Mass at All Souls at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30.
  • Rose Marie 'Dee' Rennie Wallo
    Rose Marie "Dee" Rennie Wallo died peacefully in the presence of family May 25. There was a funeral Mass at St. John Fisher Church with private interment following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
  • Richard Rademacher
    Richard “Dick” Rademacher, 89, died June 6 with a smile on his face. After fighting a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia, he spent his last days surrounded by family and friends. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. June 30 at St. Alice Church in Springfield.
  • Dorothy Chvatal
    Dorothy Irene Polashek Chvatal, 101, died peacefully May 30 at Maryville Nursing Home in Beaverton, where she had lived the last two years. There will be a funeral Mass Monday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church in Beaverton.
  • James Vincent
    Longtime Lake Oswego resident James “Jim” Colin Vincent, 86, died surrounded by family June 4 in Wilsonville following a short illness. A recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Riverview Abbey, 0319 SW Taylors Ferry Rd., Portland. The funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 15, at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 790 A. Ave., Lake Oswego. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Portland.
  • Kent Lamb
    Kent Lamb, 83, died May 1 at his home after a lengthy illness. There was a funeral Mass at St. Cecilia Church in Beaverton.
  • Eileen M. McGuire, 91, died peacefully in her sleep at home, April 6, with her family present. There was a funeral Mass at Holy Redeemer.
  • John Walter Henkel
    Lifelong Portland resident John Walter Henkel, 88, died peacefully May 9. Services were held at St. Philip Neri Church. Burial was at Gethsemani Cemetary with military honors.
  • Mary J. Straub, 91, died May 27 in her home in southeast Portland. There will be a recitation of the rosary Monday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at Gethsemani Funeral Home, 11666 SE Stevens Rd., Happy Valley. The funeral Mass will be Tuesday, June 5, at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 375 NE Clackamas St., Portland.
  • June Juliann Burke
    June Juliann Clark Burke, 100, died May 6 in Portland. A funeral Mass was held at Ascension Church in Portland.
  • Patricia Scarpino
    Patricia Marcella (Sousa) Scarpino, 103, died on May 14 in her assisted living residence at Assumption Village in North Portland where she had lived for the past 14 years. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 16, at noon at Holy Cross Church, followed by a reception at Peace Lutheran Church Hall.
  • Nora Nelson
    LAKE OSWEGO — Nora Keane Nelson, 96, died May 9 in Lake Oswego. She was a parishioner at Holy Redeemer in Portland and attended Mass at the Mary’s Woods Chapel. There will be a funeral Mass Tuesday, May 29, at 11 a.m. at the Mary’s Woods Chapel.