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  • Fr. Augustine DeNoble, OSB
    ST. BENEDICT — Benedictine Father Augustine DeNoble, O.S.B., 94, a monk of Mount Angel Abbey, died Nov. 9. At the time of his death, he was the eldest member of the monastic community. There will be a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Mount Angel Abbey Church with burial in the abbey cemetery to follow. 
  • Sr. Patricia Larson, SNJM
    SPOKANE, Wash. — Holy Names Sister Patricia Ann Larson, 90, died early the morning of Oct. 28 at Memory Care, South Hill Village in Spokane. There was a funeral Mass at that facility, with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. 
  • Laura Lee Faber
    Laura Lee Faber, 81, died Oct. 26, 2019. There will be a funeral Mass Monday, Nov. 4, at St. Philip Neri Church. 
  • Emilia Bomotti
    OREGON CITY — Clara Emilia Wolf Bomotti died Oct. 13 in her bed at Friendship Health Center. There was a funeral Mass at St. John the Apostle Church.
  • Sr. Sharon Collver, SNJM
    MARYLHURST —Sister Sharon Collver, 80, died at Mary’s Woods Oct. 20. A member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 60 years, her funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Chapel of the Holy Names, Marylhurst. Burial follows at Holy Names Cemetery.
  • Fr. John Wironen
    Holy Cross Father John Wironen, who served many years in the Archdiocese of Portland, died Oct. 16. Services will be in Indiana, with visitation 3:30–7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Moreau Seminary, Notre Dame, with a wake service at 7:30 p.m. The funeral Mass will take place at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the Notre Dame campus at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Burial will be in the community cemetery at Notre Dame. 
  • Francis Dummer
    DAYTON — Francis Hillary Dummer, 89, of Dayton died Oct. 16 of a heart attack at Providence Hospital in Newberg. There will be a 11:30 a.m. rosary followed by a 12 p.m. funeral Mass Friday, Oct. 25, at St. James Church, McMinnville.
  • GRESHAM — Edward Osterholm, 88, a member of Ascension Parish in Southeast Portland, died October 10. A celebration of life is planned for 1 - 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, at his son Gary's home.
  • Anna Marie Lae
    Anna Marie Lae, 96, died Sept. 25. She was a long-time member of St. Clare Parish, then St. John Fisher. The funeral Mass was held at St. John Fisher, with the Rite of Committal in Mount Calvary Cemetery. 
  • Sister Eleanor Kratz, SNJM
    MARYLHURST — Sister Eleanor “Ellie” Kratz, 83, died at the Marie-Rose Center Sept. 28. A member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 63 years, her funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Oct. 17, in the Chapel of the Holy Names, Marylhurst. Burial follows at the Holy Names Cemetery.
  • Robert Carney
    Robert Carney, 96, died Oct. 1. There will be a funeral Mass of celebration at St. Elizabeth Church in Southwest Portland, OR, 10:00 am on Saturday October 19, 2019.
  • Kathleen Willison
    Kathleen (Kate) Willison died Oct. 11 from complications of Alzheimer’s. There was a funeral Mass at her parish, Holy Redeemer in North Portland.
  • Nellie Nado
    Nellie Christina Nado, 94, died Oct. 10. Her funeral Mass will be Saturday, Oct. 19, at 12 p.m. (rosary at 11:30 a.m.) at St. Henry Church in Gresham.
  • MCMINNVILLE — Capt. Bradford Smith, USN (retired), died Sept. 25 at his home. There will be a funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at his parish, St. James.
  • Raymond Joseph Thygesen, 82, died at his home in Trout Lake, Washington, Sept. 21. There will be a funeral Mass at Holy Redeemer Church in Northeast Portland at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
  • Albert Cereghino
    Albert Louis Cereghino, 97, died Sept. 20, of natural causes at The Springs at Wilsonville. There will be a burial service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Willamette National Cemetery.
  • Sr. M. Immaculata Norton, IHM
    SCRANTON, Penn. — Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary M. Immaculata Norton died Sept. 25 at Our Lady of Peace Residence. There was a funeral there.
  • Paul Voeller
    Paul Edwin Voeller, beloved husband of 56 years, loving father to four children and grandfather to seven, died peacefully Sept. 27. There will be a rosary at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at St. Cecilia Church in Beaverton. 
  • Priest who evangelized with intellect dies at 93
    UPDATED SEPT. 27, 12:32 P.M. Father Edmond Bliven, an intellectual giant of the Archdiocese of Portland, died Sept. 22 at age 93.  An apostle of Catholic common sense with an uproarious laugh, Father Bliven served in western Oregon parishes and was longtime editorial page editor of the Catholic Sentinel. He attended a session of the Second Vatican Council and was active in the ecumenical movement.
  • Roger William Van Dyke
    Roger William Van Dyke passed away peacefully in his sleep Aug. 17, following a three-year battle with cancer and dementia. There was a funeral Mass at St. Ignatius Church in Southeast Portland.
  • Susan Harrington
    Susan Mary Harrington peacefully died of complications due to cancer Sept. 2, surrounded by many family members. There was a funeral Mass at All Saints Church. 
  • Wilfred Herinckx
    Wilfred “Wil” Darol Herinckx, 63, a longtime resident of the North Plains community, died June 12 at the Herinckx Family Home in Verboort.
  • Darlene Seus
    FOREST GROVE — Darlene Silvia Seus, 91, a longtime member of St. Matthew Parish in Hillsboro and then a member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Forest Grove, died Tuesday morning, August 6, 2019 at the Jennings McCall II Assisted Living Center in Forest Grove.
  • Thelma Vanderzanden
    BEAVERTON — Thelma Letha Vanderzanden, 105, a longtime resident of the Hillsboro community, died peacefully Aug. 16 at Brookdale Retirement Community in Beaverton.
  • Uriel Mora
    CORNELIUS — Uriel Mora, a member of St. Alexander Parish here, died Aug. 24. There was a funeral Mass at St. Alexander Parish. 
  • Pedro Montes Alvarez
    CORNELIUS — Pedro Montes Alvarez, 57, a member of St. Alexander Parish, died Aug. 23. There was a funeral Mass at St. Alexander Church. 
  • Stephanie Hunt
    BEAVERTON — Stephanie Nicole Hunt, 39, a member of St. Cecilia Parish, died July 20 at her home.
  • Harvey Osborn
    Harvey Jess Osborn, 91, died Aug. 31. There will be a rosary at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at St. Clare Church in Southwest Portland. The rosary will be followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m., and then a reception. 
  • Earl Vandehey
    VERBOORT — Earl George Vandehey died Aug. 19. There was a funeral Mass at Visitation Church.
  • Norma Panowicz
    Norma Mae Panowicz died peacefully of natural causes Aug. 23, a month after her 94th birthday. There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at St. Rita Church, 10029 NE Prescott St., Portland. The funeral Mass is at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at St. Rita Church. 
  • Joyce Bastasch
    WEST LINN — Joyce Darlene Bastasch, 84, a member of Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Lake Oswego, died Aug. 22. There was a funeral Mass at the parish. 
  • Martin Abelsen
    OREGON CITY — Martin (Marty) Clyde Abelsen, 72, passed peacefully the morning of August 30, 2019, at his home in Oregon City, surrounded by his wife and three daughters, after a courageous battle with Lewy body dementia. A rosary will be recited at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at St. John the Apostle Church (417 Washington St, Oregon City), with a funeral Mass at 11:30 am, followed by a reception at the parish. 
  • Grace Link
    Grace Link died of cancer Aug. 25 in Portland. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 6, at St. Cecilia Church in Beaverton.
  • Inarose Zuelke
    Inarose Ries Zuelke, 94, died at her home in Lake Oswego Aug. 28. There will be a funeral Mass Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Mary’s Woods. Parking will be available at Marylhurst University with shuttle service provided to Mary’s Woods.
  • Minnie Copp died Aug. 4. There was a funeral Mass at All Saints Church in Northeast Portland. 
  • Sr. Jane Lewis, SNJM
    LAKE OSWEGO — Holy Names Sister Jane Lewis, 93, died July 29 at Mary’s Woods at Maryhurst. There was a funeral Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Names, Marylhurst, followed by burial in the Sisters’ cemetery.
  • Marilyn Prince
    Marilyn Clare Zenner Prince, 79, died Aug. 12 after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in June. Funeral Masses will be held on Friday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Oroville, Washington; Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. at St. James Cathedral in Seattle; and Thursday, Aug. 29, at 1 p.m. at All Saints Church in Portland. Msgr. Tim Murphy will celebrate the Mass at All Saints. A reception at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland will follow the funeral service at All Saints.
  • Sr. Delores Klupenger, SSMO
    Sister Delores Juanita Klupenger has died. There will be a funeral Mass Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 4 p.m. at the Motherhouse Chapel of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon. 
  • John Patrick Little
    MILWAUKIE — John Patrick Little, 93, died June 21. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at St. John the Baptist Church in Milwaukie with a reception to follow in the church hall. 
  • OREGON CITY — Evelyn Hogland, 95, a member of St. John the Apostle Parish here, died June 28. There will be a funeral Mass at St. John the Apostle at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. 
  • Richard Carvell Hedlund
    Richard Carvell Hedlund, 90, died July 11. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m., Friday, July 26, at St. Mary Cathedral in Portland.
  • Fr. Claude Pomerleau C.S.C.

    NOTRE DAME, Indiana — Holy Cross Father Claude Pomerleau., 80, died of cancer early morning Sunday, July 21. Visitation will be from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at Moreau Seminary, Notre Dame, Ind., where there will be a wake service at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the Notre Dame campus on Friday, July 26, at 9:30 a.m. 

    The regular 12:05 p.m. Mass at the Chapel of Christ the Teacher at the University of Portland on Tuesday, July 23, was offered for Father Claude's eternal rest. After classes resume, when more faculty, students, and staff can participate, a larger memorial Mass will be celebrated in gratitude for the presence and ministry of Father Claude.

  • Joan Renee Mitchell-Arnold, 78, died June 29 in Portland after a long battle with multiple illnesses and cancer. There will be a funeral Mass at Christ the King Church. The time and date will be announced in the future.
  • OREGON CITY — Patricia Ann Ryan Vedder, 87, died July 11. There was a funeral Mass at St. John the Apostle Church. 
  • Leo Zach
    Leo Joseph Zach, 86, died July 3. He was a longtime member of St. Therese Parish in Northeast Portland.
  • James Hubler
    James “Jim” Hubler, 75, died in his home July 10. There was a funeral Mass at The Madeleine Church. 
  • Lorraine Eaton, 95, died June 19. There will be a funeral Mass Thursday, Aug. 1, at 12 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church in Milwaukie. 
  • Carol Eberdt, 83, died July 3. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Church Saturday, July 20, at 1:30 pm.
  • Margaret Gersch
    SCOTTS MILLS — Margaret Mary Bielenberg Splonski Gersch died July 3. There was a funeral Mass at Holy Rosary Church, where she was a longtime parishioner.
  • Joseph Gooley
    Joseph Fredrick Gooley, 96, died peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family, June 26. There was a funeral Mass at St. John Fisher Church in Southwest Portland.
  • Elizabeth Kiefer-Wimsatt
    Elisabeth Ann Kiefer-Wimsatt, 89, made her exit from this earthly life July 5. There will be a funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Beaverton at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Portland.
  • Russell Sacco, MD
    LAKE OSWEGO — Dr. Russell Sacco, 83, a longtime member of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, died June 4 in the Memory Unit at the Pearl on Carmen Drive with his wife at his side. There will be a funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Lake Church Friday, July 19, at 11 a.m.
  • Sally Elizabeth Delegato
    Sally Goold Delegato, 86, died June 8. There will be a rosary at 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 19, at Sacred Heart Church in Southeast Portland.
  • Diane Seifert
    Diane Pearl Ruffin Seifert died June 20 after a long, hard fought battle against metastatic melanoma. A Catholic memorial service will be held at Holman-Hankins Funeral home in Oregon City on Tuesday, July 2, at 2 p.m. Wear your tropical attire to honor her love for the sun, surf and sand.
  • Erma Hanset
    Erma Frances Hanset died June 13 in Happy Valley. There will be a rosary at 10:30 a.m. and funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Church in Milwaukie on Friday, June 28. Afterwards a reception will be held in the church hall, refreshments will be provided.
  • Sr. Marie Inez Gonzales
    ASTON, PA — Franciscan Sister Marie Inez Gonzales, 85, died in the Franciscan Sisters’ Assisi House on Wednesday, June 19. There was a funeral Mass there. 
  • Jack Weemhoff
    Jack Henry Weemhoff died at a care facility in Portland May 5. There was a memorial Mass at Holy Family Church in Southeast Portland. 
  • Carl Patrick Murphy
    Carl Patrick Murphy, 98, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many, died in his sleep June 11. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at St. Pius X Church in Portland, 1280 NW Saltzman Road. Viewing will begin at 9 a.m. The recitation of the rosary will be at 9:30 a.m. A reception celebrating Carl’s wonderful life will follow the Mass in the community hall adjacent to the church. Friends and family who are unable to attend the Mass in person can view the livestream at the St. Piux X website: https://www.stpius.org/livestream
  • MILWAUKIE — With family by his side, Rudolph “Rudy” Lisac, 90, died peacefully at his home June 5. There will be a rosary at noon, followed by a funeral Mass at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church. A reception will follow at the church.
  • Garnis Pfeifer
    CANBY — Garnis Peter Pfeifer, 81, died May 29. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, June 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Church in Tigard.
  • Sr. Helen Gates, SNJM
    LAKE OSWEGO — Sister Helen Gates, 96, died at Marie-Rose Center at Mary's Woods at Marylhurst May 20. A member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 74 years, her funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 6, in the Chapel of the Holy Names.
  • Fr. Ted Weber
    Father Ted Weber, longtime pastor and teacher in the Archdiocese of Portland, died May 31 at age 89. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Christ the King Parish Milwaukie. Interment will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery on Monday, June 10. 
  • Sr. Marie Monica Borden, OSF
    PENDLETON — Franciscan Sister Marie Monica Borden, 84, died in her home in Pendleton May 22. The rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel. A memorial Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at St. Mary Catholic Church with burial to follow at Olney Cemetery. 
  • Lucille Carich
    Lucille Claire Carich, 86, died Feb. 16 at Willamette View retirement Community. Her daughter Diane was by her side. There was a funeral Mass at St. Rose Church.
  • William Sheridan
    William “Bill” Joseph Sheridan Sr., 81, died May 9 surrounded by his loving family. There was a funeral Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church. 
    Mr. Sheridan was born in Portland Oct. 26, 1937, to Lucille and Thomas Sheridan. 
  • Laura Digregorio
    Laura Conti Digregorio, 92, of Portland died May 18. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at St. Clare Church in Southwest Portland. 
  • Marian McDonald
    Marian McDonald, 88, died peacefully May 15 with family members at her side. Her rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at St. Patrick Church in Madras, and the celebration of her Mass of Christian burial will be on Tuesday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick. 
  • Sr. Alexis Melancon
    Sister Barbara Alexis Melancon, age 91, a Sister of Providence for 68 years, died April 25 at St. Joseph Residence, Seattle. There was a funeral Mass at the residence. 
  • Dwight Hagen
    LAKE OSWEGO — Dwight George Hagen, 72, died April 279 at OHSU from complications from a brain injury. There will be a funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Lake Church Thursday, May 16, at 11 a.m. followed by a reception, and then the family will proceed by motorcade to Willamette National Cemetery where Mr. Hagen will be laid to rest with full military honors.
  • Sr. M. Michel Keenan, IHM
    SCRANTON, Penn. — Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Michel Keenan died May 1 at Our Lady of Peace Residence. There was a funeral at the IHM center here.
  • Gloria Lach
    BEAVERTON — Gloria Ann Lach died Dec. 8. There will be a celebration of life at Holy Trinity Church Saturday, May 25, as part of the 5:30 p.m. Mass. 
  • Annamarie McIllece
    Annamarie Van Hoomissen Turner McIllece, 91, died April 22 in the West Portland home that she and her husband built. There was a funeral Mass at St. Thomas More Church.
  • Sister Carolyn Jane Lord, SNJM
    LAKE OSWEGO — Sister Carolyn Jane Lord, 84, died at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary's Woods at Marylhurst April 15. A member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 64 years, her funeral was held in the Chapel of the Holy Names.
  • Fr. Robert Krueger
    Father Robert Krueger, 90, known as a caring pastor and an advocate for workers, died April 28. There will be a vigil at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, both at St. Andrew Church in Northeast Portland. A reception will follow the Mass.
  • Dale Kloucek
    MOUNT ANGEL — Dale Francis Kloucek, 88, died April 20. A rosary will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at St. Mary Church in Mount Angel. A funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m.
  • Louise Therese Heim Webb, 83, died March 22 in Vancouver, Washington.
  • Laura Ann Krahn
    Laura Ann Krahn died peacefully at home April 22, her 60th birthday, after battling an aggressive form of cancer for two years. A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at St. Philip Neri Church, Southeast Portland.
  • Eleanor Osborn
    Eleanor Margaret “Babe” Killorin Osborn, 86, died March 11 in Portland. There will be a funeral Mass Saturday, May 11, at St. Clare Church in Southwest Portland. The recitation of the Divine Mercy chaplet will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 11 a.m. A reception will follow.
  • George Brown
    George Thomas Brown, 96, died March 31. A funeral Mass was held in April, but a celebration of his life will be held May 4 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the residence of his daughter Suzanne. For details, contact her at Suzmarx1@comcast.net. 
  • Barbara Elizabeth Thimsen, 90, died March 20 in Boise, Idaho, of a heart attack. In Portland, she had been a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish. There was not a funeral service.
  • Charles Anderson
    FOREST GROVE — Charles "Charlie" Reece Anderson, 84, a longtime past resident of Deer Island, passed away on March 27, 2019 at OHSU Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro from kidney cancer. Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 1 p.m. will precede the funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at St. Anthony of Padua Church. A reception will follow in the church hall. 
  • LAKE OSWEGO — Angela Mae Guerra Jones, 84, died April 2 from complications of leukemia. There was a funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Lake Church.
  • Joan Downing, 90, died in her sleep March 15 due to pneumonia and complications of Alzheimer's disease. There was a funeral Mass at St. Clare Church.
  • Frances Marie Chambers
    Frances Marie Keller Chambers, 99, a resident of the Courtyard at Mount Tabor, died March 26. There will be a funeral Mass at Ascension Church in Southeast Portland at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. A reception with light refreshments will follow the interment at 4 p.m. in the parish hall.