obituaries - Aug. 4, 2011


Greg Baldwin

Lake Oswego resident Greg Baldwin died of a brain tumor on June 25, 2011. He was 70.

He graduated from Wilson High School in 1958 and earned a bach-elor's degree from Harvard College. He earned master's degrees from Harvard University in architecture in 1966 and urban design in 1967. He received a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in 1971 as well as a Marshall Prize and Fulbright Fellowship for post-graduate studies.

Following his European studies, Mr. Baldwin worked for Skidmore Owings and Merrill in Portland and renovated facilities for Portland Public Schools before joining ZGF Architects in 1979. He became a partner at ZGF in 1985 and remained with the firm until his death.

Some of the projects on which Mr. Baldwin worked include DC Streetcar in Washington, D.C., Union Station Redevelopment Plan in Seattle, Wash., Silo City in Beijing, China, Everett Station in Everett, Wash., Multnomah Athletic Club and MAX Light Rail Transitway in Portland. He was involved in projects at 12 different institutions of higher learning and many other civic and transit projects in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Portland Art Museum, followed by a reception at 5 p.m. at Simon and Helen Director Park.

Donations may be made in Mr. Baldwin's name to Friends of PIR (Portland International Raceway), 4004 Kruse Way Place, Suite 200, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

Erlinda Lopez

Erlinda D. Lopez died July 28, 2011. She was 86.

Mrs. Lopez was born April 3, 1925 in San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines, one of nine children born to Florentino and Juana G. Dayrit. She grew up in the Philippines.

She met Emilio R. Lopez at Clark Air Force Base, Philippines and they married March 19, 1957 at Angeles City, Philippines. The couple moved to various U.S. Air Force bases in Texas, New Mexico and in the Philippines while raising their sons. Since 1979, the couple had lived in Fairfield, Calif., where Mrs. Lopez worked as an administrative assistant at Travis AFB.

Following her retirement she volunteered at the childcare center at Travis AFB.

The couple recently moved to Lake Oswego to be closer to family. Mrs. Lopez enjoyed gardening and cooking.

Survivors include her husband, Emilio Lopez, Lake Oswego, son and daughter-in-law Charles D. Lopez and Adrienne van Beckhoven, Lake Oswego, son Richard D. Lopez, Birmingham, Ala., and three grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parish, 650 A Ave.

Interment will follow at Willamette National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.,

A reception will be held today from 3 to 5 p.m. at the home of Charles Lopez, 5356 Southwood Drive.