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Obituaries, April 2

Thomas (Tom)

Riddle Bloye

Jan. 3, 1912-March 22, 2008

Thomas (Tom) Riddle Bloye died on March 22, 2008, at age 96.

He was born on Jan. 3, 1912, in Escondido, Calif., and had lived in Gladstone since 1939.

He graduated from Columbia High School in White Salmon, Wash., and served in the Army during World War II in the Philippines and New Guinea.

He had been employed as an electrician for Schneller Electric.

He is survived by sons, David and Paul Bloye; daughter, Bonnie Bloye Duncan; and six grandchildren.

His wife, Kathryn Washburn, preceded him in death in 2003.

A Celebration of Life was held on March 29, 2008.

Remembrances may be sent to the Oregon City United Methodist Church.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker and Waud.

Harold Hall Cadell

Aug. 13, 1912 - March 18, 2008

Native Oregonian Harold Hall Cadell, a resident of Beaverton from 1951 to 2008, died March 18 at age 95.

Born Aug. 13, 1912, in Oregon City, he lived in Friend and Multnomah when he was growing up.

He and his wife Elizabeth, whom he married in 1940, lived most of the time at 8250 S.W. Sorrento Road and when they moved there the road was just a little gravel road. They built their home and it still stands on the corner of Sorrento and Davies Road.

During World War II, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers in the South Pacific, stationed in the Philippines. He worked for many years for Clark Equipment Company, retiring as a service engineer.

He built a great machine shop, and was a member of the Rose City Antique Car Club and of the Caravaners, an RV club.

He and his wife belonged to the First Church of Christ Scientists, which they helped build in 1951.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Elizabeth, are daughter, Susan Cadell; sons, Harry and Paul Cadell; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Donations in memory of Harold Cadell may be made to Ratbone Rescues, (www.ratbonerescues.com) a rat terrier rescue organization.

Memorial gatherings will take place between 1 and 4 p.m., April 5, at the home of Elizabeth Cadell, 11940 S.W. Murphy Lane in Beaverton.

Andre Eugene

Armand Grand

Feb. 17, 1920 - March 19, 2008

Andre Grande died March 19, 2008, at age 88.

Born Feb. 17, 1920, in Manitoba, Canada, he was reared in Oregon City.

During World War II he served in the Coast Guard in the Pacific.

He was a mill worker for Publishers Paper in Oregon City until he retired.

Survivors include: brothers, Peter and Paul Grand; and sisters, Eugenia Fery, Solange Caldwell and Theresa Foley.

His wife Margaret died in 2001.

A funeral Mass has been celebrated in St. John the Apostle Church in Oregon City.

Donations in memory of Andre Grand may be made to Willamette Falls Hospice.

Marcalius E. Granquist

May 1, 1970-March 21, 2008

Gladstone resident Marcalius E. Granquist died on March 21, 2008, at age 37, of heart disease.

He was born on May 1, 1970, in San Francisco, and spent his life in the Metro area.

He graduated from Oregon City High School and served in the Navy.

He is survived by: father, Robert C. Granquist; mother, Marcia E. Gordon Albrecht; son, Tanner P. Granquist; sister, Lynnie Granquist; stepfather, Lloyd Albrecht; four step-brothers; and one step-sister.

A memorial service was held on March 28, 2008, at Willamette National Cemetery.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker and Waud.

Ruth E. Grosenbach

April 9, 1919 - March 12, 2008

Ruth E. Grosenbach died on March 12, 2008.

She was born Ruth Brandenburg in Norfolk, Neb., on April 9, 1919, the fourth of six children. She was raised on the farm and was so thankful that during the Depression, her widowed mom was able to support her children at home.

After graduating from high school at age 16, she had one year of normal school training and began her teaching career in a one-room school house, boarding with families of her students.

After her marriage in 1943, she was a full-time wife and mother for 15 years until she added teaching to her duties again. She earned her BA in 1959 and the family attended her graduation ceremony.

She taught sixth grade for six years in Florence, where she also taught Sunday school.

The family moved to Jennings Lodge in 1963, where she taught second grade until earning her master's degree from PSU and becoming a reading specialist for Oregon City School District. She retired in 1984 from her position of reading specialist at Holcomb Elementary.

Her husband Ralph retired from Milwaukie Junior High where he had taught wood shop for 17 years.

The retirement years were active. Ruth and Ralph served with Clackamas County Volunteers in Correction, going on mission trips to Arizona, Japan and Brazil. She was faithful in supporting missionaries, and providing church camp scholarships.

She was known for her cheerfulness and friendliness. Even in the last years of pain, she attended church services regularly with a smile on her face and a ready response: 'I'm fine in parts!'

She is survived by: daughters, Carol Lucas of Oregon City and Janice McCartney of Chehalis, Wash.; son, Jay, of Grants Pass; eight grandchildren; and six great- grand children who loved her dearly.

Ralph, her husband of 62 years, died in 2005.

Remembrances may be sent to Oregon City Evangelical Church.

A memorial was held at the church Saturday, March 29, 2008.

Gertrude 'Judy'

Agatha Kreitzberg

July 27, 1919-March 26, 2008

Gertrude 'Judy' Agatha Kreitzberg died on March 26, 2008, at age 88, of natural causes.

She was born Gertrude Winkler on July 27, 1919, in Cottonwood, Idaho. She and her family owned and operated a commercial fishing boat in the 1970s, spent 10 to 12 years in the Portland area and moved to Oregon City in 1986. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her friend Diane Lengacher.

Her husband, Henry Kreitzberg, and son, Larry Kreitzberg, preceded her in death.

Remembrances may be sent to Odyssey Hospice.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker and Waud.

John William

'Jack' Lehmann

Sept. 7, 1932-March 22, 2008

John William 'Jack' Lehmann died on March 22, 2008, at age 75.

He was born on Sept. 7, 1932, in Pontiac, Mich., and had lived in the Milwaukie area since 1991.

He served in the Army during the Korean War, and worked as a truck driver for TWT.

Survivors include: wife, Shirley Lehmann; son, Brad Berbas; daughter, Kim Lehmann; step-daughter, Gail Henry; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Remembrances may be sent to the American Lung Association.

Arrangements: Crown-Milwaukie.

Brooke H. Myers

Feb. 15, 1948-March 23, 2008

Brooke H. Myers died on March 23, 2008, at age 60.

He was born on Feb. 15, 1948, in Portland, to parents Howard and Ceola Myers, attended Gladstone Grade School, graduated from West Linn High School in 1966 and went on to the University of Oregon where he graduated in 1973.

He served in the Oregon National Guard from 1969 to 1975.

His professional career spanned four decades, including Obie Outdoor Advertising, Xerox, Cushman and Wakefield, CB Richard Ellis Commercial Brokerage and finally, Hume Myers Tenant Counsel.

He was a respected commercial real estate broker during his career of over 30 years.

In addition, he was a car enthusiast and enjoyed driving down the coast and attending many auto-related functions at Monterey and Carmel.

He loved small animals and was very interested in the Humane Society.

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by: sister, Susan Keller; and several 'brothers by another mother,' including Ronald Stefani, David Schroeder, Victor Coombes and Robert Dant.

A celebration of life is scheduled for today, April 2, 2008, at New Hope Church, 11731 SE Stevens Road, at 11 a.m.

Remembrances may be sent to the Oregon Humane Society.

Arrangements: Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes in Happy Valley.

Charles R. W.

(Chuck) Ross

Jan. 11, 1952 - March 22, 2008

Charles R. W. (Chuck) Ross died on March 22, 2008, at age 56, of natural causes.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1952, in Portland, to parents Annette and Donald Ross, was raised in Aurora, graduated from Canby High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Portland State University.

He was involved in many activities at St. John the Evangelist Church in Milwaukie.

He is survived by his mother, Annette Ross Davidson of Milwaukie and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Ross.

A Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 4, 2008, at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 2036 SE Jefferson St., in Milwaukie.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church.

Arrangements: Hillside Chapel of Oregon City.