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Obituary - John Muir

Longtime Lake Oswego resident John Andrew Muir died Sept. 4, 2011 of a brain aneurysm. He was 75.

Mr. Muir was born Jan. 3, 1936 to Allen and Mary Muir in Lynchburg, Va. He attended Virginia Episcopal School and graduated from Virginia Tech in 1960.

He provided technical support for Huyck Felt Co. from 1960 to 1968, transferring to Lake Oswego in 1963, where he provided sales and support to customers for 11 western states. He joined the sales team for American Cyanamid in 1968 and retired from Cytec Industries in 1996.

When he was transferred to Lake Oswego he moved into the Tammerle Apartments where he met Carolyn Sewall. The couple was married Jan. 15, 1965 at Ascension Episcopal Parish in Portland and lived in Lake Oswego all their married life.

Mr. Muir was a member of Lake Oswego Rotary and Waluga Masonic Lodge, though his work travel kept him from being as involved as he would like. When he retired, he joined the Barnstormers R.C.A., a group that builds and flies remote control airplanes. He also volunteered with the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center as the center's bus driver for many years. Mr. Muir was a member of Christ Church Episcopal Parish in Lake Oswego.

Suvivors include his wife Carolyn, daughter Margaret Muir Hay, grandchildren Colin and Annabelle Hay, son Bill Muir and sister-in-law Mary Elizabeth Sewall, all of Lake Oswego, son Tom Muir of Portland, sister Jean Cawthorne, Lynchburg, Va., and nephew James E. Cawthorne, Jr., of West LaFayette, Ind.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 16, at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal Parish, 1060 Chandler Road in Lake Oswego.

Remembrances may be made to the Autism Society of Oregon, P.O. Box 396, Marylhurst, OR 97036-0396.