Scott Martin Niedermeyer, 58, loving husband and father of four beautiful children, died Sept. 15. A private Mass for family and close friends will be held at St. Mary Cathedral in Northwest Portland at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23. The Mass will be viewable via ZOOM. Those interested should contact Lorenzo Bissonnette at lorenzobisso249@gmail. com.

Mr. Niedermeyer was born Oct. 17, 1961, in Portland, the youngest of Linus and Beverly (Briles) Niedermeyer’s five children. He attended St. Mary Cathedral Elementary School and graduated from Jesuit High School, and then Portland State University, where he studied history, geomorphology and photography. Scott sang in the Jesuit High School and Portland State choirs, and it was not uncommon for him to break out in song with friends and family.

He summitted Mount Hood more than a dozen times, as well as other mountains in the Cascades. He hiked the Pacific Crest trail at 12 and was just 10 years old when his mother heard his voice calling “hi!” from their 50-foot fir tree. The fire department was called to get him down. Mr. Niedermeyer had a keen sense of the absurd, loving the movie “The Big Lebowski.” He could mimic anyone and did so to the delight of his family.

He was happiest in the mountains and near the water, particularly when he shared those adventures with wife Stacy, their children, extended family and friends. Whether it was skiing with his family, friends and cousins in Sun Valley, windsurfing at the Gorge, racing cars or ocean surfing in Cannon Beach, he lived his life fully. His children say he often told them to “turn off the television and get outside.” A strenuous beautiful hike was always on the calendar, at times a solitary activity but more often with Stacy or one of his children. Helicopter skiing, mountain climbing, and car racing brought him energy and joy. Snow skiing was the sport enjoyed by the entire Niedermeyer family and was often shared with friends and extended family.

Mr. Niedermeyer married his best friend Stacy McKinnon July 31, 1993. As he told the story, they met on the sixth-grade ski bus, but she may have a different recollection. They wed at Mount Hood. It was always “family first” for the couple, ensuring their children have every opportunity to reach their full potentials. A Jesuit education had been fundamental to his upbringing and they ensured their children attended the same schools that shaped his early life. Mr. Niedermeyer was a loving and present father who regularly teared up with pride when talking about his kids. He worked tirelessly to provide for his family and graciously opened his homes to all. His children describe him as a passionate, genuine, larger than life father who was engaged not only in their lives but also in the lives of their friends and family members, sharing his love of adventure and making sure that everyone felt cared for. Years of volunteering at his alma maters kept the family close. Whether it was as a hot lunch dad, behind the microphone as the JV Football announcer at Jesuit or making his famous “Bushmeyer” burgers at Cathedral, Mr. Niedermeyer was always giving to others, Mrs. Niedermeyer by his side.

“As Scott departs on his next adventure, hiking his way to heaven, he no doubt packed a lunch and will arrive with an excellent story of the journey,” say friends. “He can find comfort in knowing that Stacy and their children are loved by so many. The Fourth of July will never be the same. New Year’s will never be the same. Life will never be the same but ‘The Dude Abides’ lives on through all of us.

Mr. Neidermeyer was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly. He is survived by his wife, Stacy, and children Eleanor, Lillian, McKinnon and Joseph; his father, Linus Niedermeyer and his wife Masa; siblings Debra, Linda, Molly and Linus Jr.; as well as many nieces, nephews, a great nephew and a great niece.

Memorial donations may be made to his youngest son, Joseph’s charity, Ncompass at worldncompass.org.