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Obituaries - Nov. 10, 2011

Anthony 'Tony' Gubanc

Longtime Lake Oswego resident and businessman Anthony 'Tony' J. Gubanc died Nov. 7, 2011. He was 91.

Mr. Gubanc was born Sept. 27, 1920, in Cleveland, Ohio.

He was a Civilian Conservation Corps camp worker during the Great Depression and a member of the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He married Anne Chopka in 1943. The couple settled in Butte, Mont., after the war.

A natural entrepreneur, Mr. Gubanc opened The Deluxe, a bar in downtown Butte, and operated it successfully for two decades. He decided later in life to sell the business and earned a bachelor's in business administration form Montana State University at the age of 52.

The Gubancs moved to Lake Oswego in the mid 1970s and immediately began searching for the ideal spot to open a restaurant. Mr. Gubanc purchased a building in Lake Grove and remodeled it as Gubanc's Pub, opening the Lake Oswego landmark in 1976. His attentive management and dedication to a sense of uncompromised quality have ensured the long durability of his endeavors.

Mr. Gubanc was an active member of the Lake Grove Lions Club, served on the board of the Lakewood Center for the Arts, and strongly supported Our Lady of the Lake parochial school. He loved to garden, was an avid fisherman, pheasant hunter and golfer.

Mr. Gubanc's wife, Anne, preceded him in death.

Surviving him are his daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Michael Buck; and grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Joseph and Cora Buck and Nathan and Emily Buck; and granddaughter and son-in-law, Becky and Travis Buck-Douville.

A funeral Mass and reception will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parish in Lake Oswego at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Remembrances may be made to Our Lady of the Lake School Foundation or Lake Grove Lions Club.

Doug Nelson

Longtime Lake Oswego resident Doug Nelson died Oct. 27, 2011. He was 72.

Mr. Nelson was born July 8, 1939, in Mitchell, S.D., to Cliff and Ellen Nelson. He was raised in Forestburg, S.D.

He attended the University of South Dakota for two years and later transferred to Northern State in South Dakota where he graduated with a degree in business.

He married his high school sweetheart, Alice Faye Hahn, in September 1959.

After college graduation he went to work as a claims adjuster for GAB in North Dakota. In 1968, he moved his family to Seattle, Wash., and began a career with Farmers Insurance. When he was transferred to Oregon in 1975, the family settled in Lake Oswego.

Mr. Nelson was an active member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and he enjoyed golfing with church and work friends at Sandalie Golf Course.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Faye Nelson, of Lake Oswego; son and daughter-in-law, Clifford and Kristy Nelson of Vancouver, Wash.; son, James Nelson, Houston, Texas; and granddaughter, Liz.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 15751 Quarry Road in Lake Oswego.

Remembrances may be made to the church.

Robert Quiett

Lake Oswego resident Robert William Quiett died Oct. 26, 2011. He was 86.

Mr. Quiett was born Nov. 3, 1924, in Seattle, and lived in Eastern Washington, Grandview and Grand Coulee at various times during his youth.

After high school he served in the U.S. Navy as a yeoman 2nd class in both World War II and the Korean War.

He was married to Nita Kay for 27 years and with her had four children. She preceded him in death.

He later married Pegge Ballis, who also preceded him in death.

Mr. Quiett was a carpenter and cabinetmaker by trade. He enjoyed boating, traveling, golfing, reading and playing cards. He was an expert on the history of WWII and a member of the Catholic Church.

He is survived by daughters, Carolyn Parker, of Lafayette, Calif., Judy Washbond, LaGrande, Hester Loomis, Calistoga, Calif.; sons ,Robert Quiett Jr., Sherwood, and Jeffrey Bellis of Tigard; sister, Patty Sandberg, Hillsboro; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

His son, Peter Quiett, died in 1973.

A private service is planned.

Martha Hastings

Martha (McKibben) Hastings died Oct. 11, 2011. She was 84.

Mrs. Hastings was born July 3, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., to Henry and Alice (Bulson) McKibben. She grew up in Chicago and graduated from Chicago High School.

She earned a bachelor's degree in teaching from Illinois Normal Teaching College and a master's degree from Lewis and Clark College.

She was a teacher by profession.

Mrs. Hastings married Howard Hastings in 1950, and the couple moved to Oregon in the 1950s.

She was a member of Lake Oswego United Methodist Church and sang in the choir, played in the bell choir, worked as the church secretary and as a district manager for the church.

She enjoyed traveling, reading and music.

Survivors include her husband, Howard Hastings, of Milwaukie; sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Linda Hastings of Georgia, Jeffrey and Linda Hastings, Beaverton, and Scott and Vicki Hastings, Rockford, Ill.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m. at Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, 1855 South Shore Blvd. in Lake Oswego.

Remembrances may be made to the Martha Hastings Music Fund in care of Lake Oswego United Methodist Church.