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Longtime Lake Oswego resident Jack Radow died April 22, 2008. He was 95.
The oldest of four boys, he was born in 1931 in Portage, Pa. Upon graduation from high school at the age of 16, he went to work in Pittsburgh to help support his family. He spent his career in the retail industry and retired from Lipman's in 1978.
During World War II, Mr. Radow served as a captain in the 5th Air Force in Australia, New Guinea, The Philippines and the Army of Occupation in Japan.
Mr. Radow met Jeanne Michaels of New York at an American Veterans Committee meeting in Columbus, Ohio. They recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.
A lifelong reader, Mr. Radow's legacy is his work with the Lake Oswego Library, and, in particular, with the Friends of the Library's used book store, The Booktique, which reached the $1 million mark in used books sold in 2007 with all proceeds going to the Lake Oswego Library.
He served on a number of local boards including: ACLU, Urban League, Old Church, Contemporary Crafts, Friends of Chamber Music, Portland Youth Orchestra and the original Chamber Music Northwest.
Survivors include his wife Jeanne, son and daughter-in-law Michael Radow and Anno Ballard, four grandchildren and his brother Richard Radow of Arvada, Colo.
A private celebration will be held at a later date.
Remembrances may be sent to the Lake Oswego Library Foundation, in care of the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego, Ore., 97034.
Jean Richards Vaught
Jean Richards Vaught died April 23, 2008. She was 88.
She was born on Dec. 28, 1919 in Boise, Idaho, to Bertha Montgomery and Leroy E. Richards. She married Robert Vaught in l942 and the couple moved to Lake Oswego in l949. In l999 they moved to West Linn, and then in 2005, Mrs. Vaught moved to Oregon City.
She worked as a librarian for the Canby School District.
She is survived by her daughter, Nina Vaught; sons-in-law Ryan Butson of Troutdale and Jim Powell of Oregon City; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert, who died in 2002; and her daughters Brenda and Donna, who both died in 2007.
There is no service scheduled.
Thomas G. Rodrigues
Thomas G. Rodrigues of Tualatin died April 26, 2008. He was 87.
Mr. Rodri-gues was born Jan. 13, 1921 in Hawaii. As a teenager he met his sweetheart Maria Isabel Revera and the two were married in 1941.
The couple moved their family to Oakland, Calif., in 1949, where Mr. Rodrigues worked in the shipyard industry doing electrical work. He retired in the late 1970s, and the couple moved to Tualatin in 1990. Mrs. Rodrigues died in 2002.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Thomas and Jan Rodrigues of Alameda, Calif., daughters and sons-in-law Barbara and Mike Mayernik of Lake Oswego, Gwen and Mark Ferro of Alameda and son Phil Rodrigues of Hillsboro; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and his brother Pat Rodrigues.
A memorial service will be held in California at a later date.
Remembrances may be sent to the International Bird Rescue Research Center through its Web site, www.ibrrc.org .
Terri Lee Young
Terri Lee Young died April 27, 2008. She was 41.
Ms. Young was born Sept. 27, 1966 in Dangerfield, Texas. Her family moved to Medford when she was 12. She graduated from Medford Senior High School in 1984.
Ms. Young moved to the Tualatin area in 1998 and most recently had moved to Sherwood.
For the past 10 years she has been the director of administration for Renaissance Homes, which is now headquartered in Lake Oswego.
Survivors include her son Jacob Tyler Bowe, currently a student at Butte College in Chico, Calif., and her partner Steven De Paepe of Sherwood.
A Celebration of Life will be held May 3 at 3 p.m. at Abernethy Center in Oregon City, 606 15th St. RSVP to 503-496-0604.
Remembrances may be sent to the estate of Terri Young in care of Crown Memorial Center in Tualatin.
Janice 'Jan' Tirrill
Oregon City resident Janice Irene Tirrill died April 5, 2008 of breast cancer. She was 66.
Known as Janny or Jan, Mrs. Tirrill was born May 31, 1941 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Bill and Irene Hahn. She was the second of their four children and the first daughter. She grew up in Kimberly, Idaho and also attended school in The Dalles and Oakridge, where she graduated from high school in 1959.
She attended Linfield College and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Phi sorority. She earned dual bachelor degrees in home economics and psychology, graduating magna cum laude.
She married her high school and college sweetheart Leonard Ray Tirrill on Aug. 26, 1961 in Oakridge.
Mrs. Tirrill taught at Vernonia High School, Hillsboro school district and at Lake Oswego and Lakeridge high schools. She taught child development, family life and psychology and served as head of the home economics department for several years. She accepted a position in the administrative department for Continuing Education at the University of Portland in 1972 and retired from this position two years later.
After Mr. Tirrill retired, the couple built a landscaping business in Oregon City.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Leonard Tirrill of Oregon City; daughter Tronda Quin and granddaughter Alysse Quin of Blaine, Wash.; and sisters Jacci Reed of McMinnville and Jennifer Brown of Scappoose.
A celebration of life was held April 19 at Oregon Golf Club in West Linn.
Remembrances may be made to the Janice Tirrill Water for Life Fund to build wells for safe drinking water for families in Africa at any branch of U.S. Bank.