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Lawrence P. Schechtel

Lawrence 'Larry' P. Schechtel died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 while under hospice care in Sun City, Ariz. where he had moved after living more than 60 years in the Portland/Lake Oswego area. He was 95.

He was born in l913 in Mason City, Iowa while his family was on its way to Oregon from Russia. He is a graduate of St. Steven's High School in Portland, and then attended business school at night.

In 1933, he married Opal Sutton. He started his career as a warehouse worker for Kay Manufacturing Corporation, which manufactured steel products for automotive furniture and bedding industries.

At age 35, he was named district manager for Kay Manufacturing, and built a new home in Lake Oswego near the Oswego Lake Country Club.

He was an avid golfer who won the Portland City Championship as a teenager, and once was the Oregon representative at the National Public Links Championship. When he was 50, he was president of the Oswego Lake Country Club and served on the board of directors for seven years.

After retirement, Mr. Schechtel and his wife of 56 years, Opal, moved to Sun City, Ariz. where he continued to play golf until he was 90 years old.

He is survived by his second wife, Mary whom he married in l972, his son Larry Schechtel, Jr. and his wife Mary, his son David Schechtel and his wife Pat, his daughter Sue Mattecheck and her husband Mike, his brother Edward Schechtel, his sister Elizabeth Re, 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Services were held at Saint Agatha's Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that contributions be made to Legacy Hospice c/o Macy and Son Funeral Directors.

E.B. Gardner

Edmond Brandon 'E.B.' Gardner died of a sudden heart attack on Sept. 28, 2008. He was 59.

Mr. Gardner was born Dec. 21, 1948 to Ed and Jeanne Gardner in Portland. The family moved to Lake Oswego during his childhood where he graduated from Lake Oswego High School in 1967.

Following high school he served with the Air National Guard until 1972, then earned a bachelor of science degree from Portland State University in 1974. He earned a master's degree in teaching from the University of Portland in 1999.

He married Sally Matlack in Portland in 1978. They lived in Lake Oswego for many years before moving to Portland.

During his professional career Mr. Gardner worked in advertising sales for the Vancouver Columbian and in marketing at The Oregonian. More recently he was involved in foundation investments at the Boys and Girls Club and with NW Osteopathic Medical Foundation.

Survivors include his wife Sally, daughter Elizabeth Gardner, sons Blair and Matt Garner, mother Jeanne Gardner and sisters Suzanne Hammond and Jane Gardner, all of Portland.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. at Eastmoreland Golf Course, 2425 S.E. Bybee in Portland.

Remembrances may be made to www.Wallacemedical.org .

Lucille Ceranski

Lucille C. Ceranski died Sept. 20, 2008 of natural causes. She was 96.

Mrs. Ceranski was born May 31, 1912, in Wausaw, Wisc., to William and Otilia Gruen.

She married Edwin L. Ceranksi in 1934. The couple lived in Wisconsin and raised their three children.

The couple started a business in 1935 that grew into a truck sales and bus company, Ceranski Truck and Bus Transportatioin. In the 1970s they sold the business and retired.

Mr. Ceranksi died in 1999, and Mrs. Ceranski moved to Lake Oswego to be close to her daughter Carolyn. Mrs. Ceranksi loved to read and play cards.

Survivors include her daughter Carolyn Martin of Lake Oswego, son and daughter-in-law Lawrence and Nora Ceranski of Mesilla Park, N.M., sister Arvilla Williams of New London, Wisc., sister and brother-in-law Elaine and Bob Weidemeier of Fort Myers, Fla., six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her third child is deceased.

A graveside service will be held in Wisconsin in the spring 2009.

Remembrances may be sent to Providence Hospice in care of Crown Memorial Center in Tualatin.

Dennis Alexandroff

Lifelong Lake Oswego resident Dennis Alex Alexandroff died Sept. 28, 2008. He was 77.

Mr. Alexandroff was born Aug. 22, 1931, in Portland.

He married Georgina Gregor in 1962.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and worked as a warehouseman at Holman Transfer Co. for 32 years. He was a member of Teamsters Local 162 and enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Survivors include his wife Georgina Alexandroff, daughter Judy Ann Taylor, son Steven Dennis Alexandroff and three grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Pegg, Paxson and Springer Funeral Chapel, 4675 S.W. Watson Ave., Beaverton, Ore., 97005.

Remembrances may be made to the Oregon Stroke Association, 1015 N.W. 22nd, Portland, Ore., 97210.