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July 5, 1924 - March 27, 2014

Walter was initiated into IBEW Local 48 in October 1948.  He retired in July 1986.  He is survived by his wife Vera and daughter, Sandi.

March 4, 1928 - August 20, 2013

Tribute & Message From The Family

William James Noble Sr. passed away quietly in his sleep on August 22, 2013. James was born March 4, 1928 to the union of Stephen and Estella Noble in Wewoka, Oklahoma. He was the 3rd oldest of five children to this marriage.

In 1946 James... More

April 27, 1943 - May 10, 2014

Larry was a member of IBEW Local 48 for 13 years working as a material handler. He passed away May 10, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, son, Mark, and daughter, Christen. Also two grand-children and two great grand-children.

A Celebration of Life will be held May 31 at 2 pm at... More

March 31, 1947 - June 1, 2014

William "Bill" LaRoche, 67, lost his battle with cancer Sunday, June 1, 2014. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Bill retired from local 48 IBEW in 2002 at age 55.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Creekside Golf... More

August 19, 1960 - June 7, 2014

Edward passed away June 7, 2014.  He was a member since October 1994.  He is survived by his daughters Heather and Hillary.  A celebration of life has already taken place.  Correspondence can be mailed to Heather Meyers at 21086 S Wilson Ct., Oregon City, OR  97045.

June 28, 1943 - June 27, 2014

Berry passed away June 27, 2014.  He was a member since April 1988 and retired in April 2008.  He is survived by his sister Maureen and brother John.  No memorial service will be held.  Correspondence can be mailed to Maureen Matthews, 3143 Rocky Butte Lane, Portland, OR  97220.

January 9, 1921 - June 24, 2014

Evan Wiley Lumsden Jr. passed away June 24, 2014, in Milwaukie, from congestive heart failure. He was 93. "Wiley," as he was known to many of his friends, was born Jan. 9, 1921, in Portland, to Evan and Geraldine Lumsden. He was a lifetime resident of the Portland area.

He married Jessie... More

June 4, 1941 - July 16, 2014

Thomas joined Local 48 in December 1976. He was able to retire in July 2006. He is survived by his wife, Katherine. No service will be held.

November 10, 1920 - July 26, 2014

Maynard J. Johnson, 93, passed away July 26th, 2014 at The Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, WA. He retired as a Glass Tube Bender at Vancouver Sign Company.

Maynard is survived by his wife, Mary, of 70 years; daughter, Jean King (Kirt); son, Thomas C. (Edna); grandchildren, Andrea,... More

May 17, 1939 - August 7, 2014

Robert Lee McCoy, "Bob" as he was known to his friends, was born on May 17, 1939 in Nevada, Missouri to his parents Everett McCoy and Leah Rousseau. “Robert Lee”, as he was more commonly known to family, had many childhood adventures in the Nevada area with his Rousseau-family cousins who he... More

November 27, 2012

Mr. Eldon L. Kellas passed away on November 27, 2012. He was initiated October 1945 and went on pension January 1982. He was 92 years old.

There will be a memorial service at The Church at Rockwood 17021 E Burnside St. Portland, OR 97203. It will be on December 6th at 10:30 am. He is... More

August 9, 1935 - November 3, 2012

Thomas Teafatiller passed away November 3, 2012. He was born August 9, 1935. He was initiated into IBEW on September 30, 1973 and retired October 1997.

Thomas is survived by two daughters, Patricia Pierce and Jeri Sue Durte. Also, his brother, William Teafatiller, whom is also an IBEW... More

November 6, 1935 - August 12, 2012

"Jack was known for his kind heart, strong work ethics and sense of humor."

John "Jack" Zesiger, 76, U.S. Army Veteran, passed away in the home he built in 1978 in Battle Ground, WA. He was born in Weiser, ID and moved to Vancouver as a young child, graduating from Vancouver High School... More

December 18, 2012

Jack H White born 1933, initiated February 1957, and retired December 2001.

He passed away on December 18, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Katherine White.

There will be no funeral per his request. Donations can be made to Providence Foundation 6410 NE Halsey St, Ste 300 Portland... More

March 17, 1927 - January 6, 2013

Obituary for Norman "Pat" Walter Cole

Initiated into IBEW December 1955 and retired March 1989.

Norman "Pat" Walter Cole was born on March 17, 1927 in Lostine, Oregon to Richard & Grace Bobb Cole.
He died at his home in St. Helens, OR. on January 6, 2013 at the age of 85... More

July 23, 1963 - December 30, 2012

Initiated into IBEW July 1996 and was an active member.

Rob was born on July 23, 1963 in Tacoma. He was a great guy and we will miss him deeply. Rob was fun, hardworking, good natured and had a warm friendliness toward others his whole life. Rob went to Charles Wright Academy and... More

October 8, 1957 - January 20, 2013

Tim passed away at home at the age of 55. He was born in Portland and graduated from Marshall H.S. in 1976. He was an electrician working for Christenson and currently at Cochran Electric. Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Carol Mitchell. He is survived by brother, Thomas;... More

December 27, 1922 - February 12, 2013

Russell is survived by daughters Bonnie, Barbara, Beverly and Betty; step children Sandra and Tom; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Graveside service with military honors will be at Willamette National Cemetery on February 21st at 11:00am.


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October 9, 1921 - March 10, 2013

Joined IBEW July 1965 and retired November 1985

Billy Dale Hobbs passed away peacefully at a local adult care facility March 10, 2013, of complications from a broken hip. He was 91.

Dale was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Powhattan, Kan., to Jesse and Kathryn (Munsey) Hobbs. He grew up on... More

March 23, 2013

Richard Dan Walker passed away Saturday, March 23rd, surrounded by family.

He was initiated into the IBEW April 1960 and retired November 1993.

Dan was born in 1931 in Dallas, Texas. When he was very young, his family moved to the Booneville, Arkansas area and stayed there a few... More

October 15, 1921 - February 27, 2013

October 15, 1921 - February 27, 2013

Initiated into the IBEW August 1943 and retired November 1984

May 16, 2013

John Self was born May 1968, initiated into the IBEW August 1996.

John passed away on May 16, 2013. He is survived by his wife LaLonnie.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Newbeg Armory. Arrangements are in the care of Attrell's Newberg... More

May 30, 2013

John Arthur Bell, 53 yrs old, of Happy Valley passed away peacefully in his home on May 30th, 2013 after a nine month battle with cancer. John was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Washington High School in 1978. He has been a member of IBEW local 48 for more than 30 years... More

April 15, 1935 - April 18, 2013

Edmund Joseph Ptashinski Jr., 78, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, peacefully passed away on April 18, 2013, with his family by his side. Ed was born on April 15, 1935 in Newport, Pa. Ed and his wife Barbara became "Rainbirds" 20 years ago making their winter... More

September 20, 2012

IBEW Member Clayton Davis passed away September 20, 2012.

Born July 1929

Initiated January 1952

Pension August 1991

September 27, 2012

IBEW Member Dan Schierman passed away on September 27, 2012.

He was born September 1916 and a member since August 1941, retired September 1983. He is survived by two children, Eldon Schierman and Marilyn Stroebel.

A viewing is schedule for Thursday, October 11 at 1pm - 5pm at... More

June 7, 1948 - October 8, 2012

Paul Robert Boerckel passed away suddenly of heart failure on October 8, 2012, at his home in Winlock, Washington at the age of 64. His beloved wife Sharon (Sherry) of 26 years was by his side. Paul was the son of long time Lincoln City resident, Raymond Boerckel.

Paul was born in... More

January 9, 1933 - October 14, 2012

Gerry was born in Portland during the Depression as the only child of Emil and Eva Page Kefsky. He attended Kellogg Grade School and graduated from Franklin High School in the Class of 1950. Despite being offered a biology scholarship, Gerry chose to enlist in the Navy and left for Long Beach on... More

February 5, 1929 - May 25, 2012

Peter H. Schwarzer born in Striegau, Germany immigrated to Canada in 1951 with his future wife Gertrude Alms (6/1928 - 11/2006). In 1952, they married in Vancouver, B.C. and had two children, Conni and Peter. In 1958, the family immigrated to Portland and became American citizens (9/1963).... More

October 1, 1955 - July 26, 2012

George B. Nutter passed away on July 26, 2012.

He was born on October 1955 and initiated into the IBEW September 1994.

Service information to be determined by family.

September 1, 1940 - July 21, 2012

Virgil Pogue passed away July 21, 2012, his memorial service was last week.

He was born on September 1940 and initiated into Local 970 on February 1, 1969.

He was pensioned in September 2002.

Donations can be made to Castle Rock Lions Club, 224 Huntington Ave., Castle Rock,... More

September 1, 1956 - August 2, 2012

Charles L Walker passed away on August 2, 2012 in a motorcycle accident. He was born September 1956 and initiated into IBEW Local 48 on August 21, 1975. He worked for many years at the City of Portland.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service at 7 pm on Thursday, August 9 at City View... More

August 1, 2012

William Brownie II passed away on August 1, 2012 in Paso Robles, California.  He was born on November 1969 and initiated into Local 48 on June 22, 1988.  There will be a memorial service on Thursday August 9 at 1pm at The Highlands Church 819 12th Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446.

May 30, 1932 - July 25, 2012

Louis Faye Davis, known by his friends and family as "Louie," from Milwaukie, died peacefully at Legacy Hopewell House Hospice on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 due to complications from lung cancer and COPD at the age of 80. Louie was born in Manson, Wash. on May 30, 1932 to Lushion Earl and Minnie... More

Sequim resident John Hughes died in Seattle at the age of 81.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Hughes.

IBEW Local 48 member since May 1963 and Pensioned since March 1989

Donations can be sent to The Salvation Army 206 S Peabody St Port Angeles, WA 98362

Private... More

January 10, 1920 - August 15, 2012

Carl died peacefully in his sleep at home with family by his side. A funeral was held Aug. 24, 2012 at Washington Masonic Lodge, 3612 SE 52nd, Portland. Carl attended Woodstock Grade and Benson High Schools. He married Mildred Lovegren on Nov. 8, 1943 and they lived and raised their family in... More

September 2, 2012

Richard Throckmorton passed away on September 2, 2012. He was born on March 1928, initiated July 1970 and retired May 1992.

Survived by wife, Marjorie; brother, John; daughters, Brenda Throckmorton, Jane Johnson (Skip), Nanette Mitchell (Don), Sondra Guizar; seven grand-children; four... More

July 7, 1934 - March 12, 2011

July 7, 1934 - March 12, 2011

Robert “Bob” O. Moyer, 76, passed away at his home in Boise, Idaho, after an 11-month battle with cancer.

Bob is survived by his wife of 35 years, Joanna Moyer; children, Robert, David, Mechelle and Jerry; brother Jim Moyer; sister Elizabeth Koontz;... More

There was a memorial service held by the family of Local 48 Member Guy Garrison on Saturday, August 13, 2011, at 2:00 pm, at 6155 SE Parmenter Court, Milwaukie, Oregon 97267.  For further information, please contact family member Rob Dryer at 503 657-0883. 

August 15, 2011

Robert J. Rosenboom died 8/15/11. A service was held on Friday, August 19th at:

Portland Christian Center
5700 SW Dosch Road
Portland OR 97239

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to:

Project Orioma
% Portland Christian Center

August 18, 2011

Gary Riback passed away on 8/18/11. A service were held at their home: 1822 NE 6th Dr (Devils Lake area) Lincoln City on Saturday August 27 at 2:30 p.m.

November 18, 1952 - November 12, 2011

Rodney Marcus Oliver, 58, of Glendale passed away Saturday. He was born in Sweet Home to Cecil and Wanda (Smedley) Oliver.

He was a Commercial Electrical Project Manager with Electrix in Portland, Oregon. He enjoyed hunting and NASCAR.

Rodney is survived by: his wife, Donna of... More

January 29, 2012

Gabriel Compeán Salcedo died unexpectedly on Jan. 29, 2012, at the age of 36.

Gabriel was a loving father, son, and brother. He was a hard-working family man, who firmly placed his son, Micah, at the center of his life.

The Salcedo family will hold a memorial service at Beaverton... More

Member Justin Rowen, born 3/17/1988, a Material Handler at Rosendin’s data center project passed away.

Services will be held 10am, Sat March 3rd at:

Zion Lutheran Church
824 Ne 4th Ave
Camas, WA 98607

January 8, 1948 - February 20, 2012

Tommy Melton Holt's life ended unexpectedly at the age 64, while dancing with his wife of 34 years, Joanne Holt, in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.

Tommy was born on Jan. 8, 1948, in Pauls Valley, Okla., to Hubert Harold and Clara Mae (Carriger) Holt. Growing up in... More

Memorial service for Stephen Fuentes will be Saturday April 7th at 1 PM at the Fir Lawn Memorial Center located at 1070 W. Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123.

There will be light snacks served after the service at the same location. Any and all condolences may be sent to Lisa Fuentes... More

November 1, 1942 - April 11, 2011

Patrick Stewart Endicott, 69, died at his home in Gold Beach, Ore., from complication of cancer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stewart and Mary Endicott.

A graveside service was held Monday at Sunset Memorial Park in the Endicott pioneer plot, Coos Bay, Ore.

He... More

April 2, 1937 - April 16, 2012

Joan was a kind, warm and giving person. Her smile was always radiant and her eyes sparkled with joy. She shared her love, knowledge, and wisdom with everyone with whom she came in contact. Joan was born in Portland to Warden and Marion (Everard) Ziegler. She graduated from Grant High School in... More

May 21, 2012

Donald Leathart passed away on Monday, May 21st.

He was 96 years old.

When he received his 65 year pin in 2008, he wore it proudly!

A celebration of life will be held sometime in the future.

December 14, 1932 - June 16, 2012

Born in Denver, Colorado on December 14, 1932

IBEW Member since 1959 and Pensioned 1995

Departed June 16, 2012 and resided in Portland, Oregon

Graveside Service to be held on:

Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2012

11:00 am

Rose City Cemetery

5625 NE Fremont St... More


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