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Obituaries for March 30, 2011

Marvin 'Marv' Crockett

June 5, 1926-March 25, 2011

East Portland resident Marvin 'Marv' Crockett, 84, died Friday, March 25.

A private military service will be held at a later date.

Marv was born June 5, 1926, in Vancouver, Wash., to Vern and Carrie (Kalaisn) Crockett. Marv resided in Portland and graduated from Jefferson High School. He was a Navy veteran and later went to work in the shipyards for the Port of Portland where he met his future wife, Eugenia Jahn, a certified welder.

Marv attended the University of Portland and graduated with a degree in business. He worked as a salesman for Armour and Company, Carnation and Bud Meadows Pontiac, and later retired from Fisher Nissan.

Marv's interests were fishing, swimming and going to the horse tracks. He also enjoyed family get-togethers and a game of poker.

He was preceded in death by his wife; by his twin daughters at birth, Mellany Joan and Melody Jean; sister, Leatha; and his brother, John.

Survivors include his daughters, Pamela Crockett of Lincoln City, Patrice Swirtz of Neskowin, Janice Rogers of Portland and Jill Paola of Sandy; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Inez Ann Trubachik

April 16, 1922-March 26, 2011

Former Gresham resident Inez Ann Trubachik died Saturday, March 26, in Sandy. She was 88.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 1, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd.

Inez was born April 16, 1922, in Moquah, Wis., to George and Ann (Pogack) Misun.

On July 24, 1943, she married Joseph Trubachik in Moquah. He died in 2002.

Inez resided in Hood River, Gresham, Heppner and Estacada. She was a Catholic. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and cooking.

Survivors include her sons, David Trubachik of Gresham and Paul Trubachik of Estacada; daughters, Rosemary Plocki of Olympia, Wash., and Georgi Avoles of Las Vegas, Nev.; six siblings; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to Kaiser Hospice, 2701 N.W. Vaughn St., Suite 140, Portland, 97210-5344.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

David A. Curtiss

Aug. 10, 1939-March 27, 2011

David A. Curtiss, a resident of Boring, died at his home Sunday, March 27. He was 71.

A recitation of the rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday April 3, at St. Michael Catholic Church, 18090 S.E. Langensand Road, Sandy. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 4, at St. Michael. A committal service with military honors will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.

A complete obituary will be in a future edition of The Outlook.

David and his wife, Eilene, are the subject of a story in the Spring Home and Garden issue inserted inside today's Outlook.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Lyle Willis Fitch

Oct. 25, 1922-March 26, 2011

East County resident Lyle Willis Fitch died Saturday, March 26, in Portland. He was 88.

A memorial service will be held at noon Thursday, March 31, at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave. Inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Lyle was born Oct. 25, 1922, in Randall, Kan., to Fred and Alta (Hutchinson) Fitch. Lyle was raised and educated in Kansas. He served in the Army during World War II.

On Dec. 8, 1940, he married Florence Thornton in their minister's home in Jamestown, Kan. The family moved to East County in 1957. Lyle worked for 37 years for Pacific Northwest Bell, retiring Jan. 27, 1984.

Lyle was a member of the Gateway Elks, the East County Moose Lodge and American Legion Post 1. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, water skiing and camping. He loved spending time with family and friends barbecuing in the backyard, traveling and camping in their recreational vehicle.

Lyle was preceded in death by his son, Roger Fitch; and his daughter, Judy Schleichardt.

Survivors include his wife; son, Curt Fitch of North Bonneville, Wash.; daughter, Cindy Vetter of Washougal, Wash.; sister, Freda McClure of Chandler, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests contributions to Providence Hospice, 6410 N.E. Halsey St., Suite 300, Portland, 97213-4742.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Anna Louise Garrison

Dec. 4, 1914-March 25, 2011

East County resident Anna Louise Garrison died Friday, March 25, in Vancouver, Wash. She was 96.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at Family Worship Center, 5001 W. Powell Blvd. Private entombment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Anna was born Dec. 4, 1914, in Howard, Ark., to Samuel and Emily (Hall) Sexton. Anna attended school in Mena, Ark. She moved to Oregon in the late 1930s and resided in East County. During World War II, she worked as a welder in the Portland shipyards.

In 1954, she married Percy Garrison in Vancouver.

Anna owned and operated Dirty Cleaners in Portland for more than 40 years. She also grew flowers and sold them at a stand on 174th Avenue. She was active at Family Worship Center and enjoyed sewing.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1997; by her son, Vernon; and by her daughter, Darlene.

Survivors include her brother, John Sexton of Arkansas; six grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Kenneth Leroy Meyer

June 21, 1937-March 27, 2011

Kenneth Leroy Meyer, a resident of Boring, died Sunday, March 27, in Gresham. He was 73.

Services are pending.

A complete obituary will be in a future edition of The Outlook.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Sheila Scheffer

Nov. 21, 1951-March 28, 2011

Sheila Scheffer, a former resident of Boring, died Monday, March 28. She was 59.

A celebration of her life will be held Monday, April 4, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St., Sandy. The time is pending; call Sandy Funeral Home at 503-668-6015 for more information. 

A complete obituary will be in a future edition of The Outlook.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Andrew John Stellato Jr.

Jan. 14, 1941-March 7, 2011

Gresham resident Andrew John Stellato Jr. died Monday, March 7, at his home from complications of Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). He was 70.

A celebration of his life will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at East Hill Church, 701 N. Main Ave.

Andy was born Jan. 14, 1941, in Worcester, Mass., to Andrew Sr. and Libyer Stellato. Andy served in the Air Force in 1960. He was an airplane mechanic.

In 1966, he married Carmie Beck in Junction City.

Andy resided in Junction City, Sacramento, Calif., Canby and Portland before settling in Gresham. He was a reserve police officer in Canby in 1972. He then served as a Multnomah County deputy sheriff for the next 24 years. He couldn't stand to be retired, so he worked at the federal courthouse in downtown Portland for the U.S. Marshals for another nine years.

Andy was a member of the Gresham Elks Lodge 1805, and he volunteered with his wife for several activities. He loved Gresham and absolutely loved Oregon in all its beauty.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Anjela Stellato, Andrea Rose and Amber Schroeder, all of Gresham; sister, Marianne Shilosky of Canton, Conn.; brother, Salvatore Stellato of Lake Wales, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, Ariz., 85062-8960.