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Dec. 21 obituaries


Dawn Marie Waldbillig

July 26, 1970-Dec. 15, 2012

Gresham resident Dawn Marie Waldbillig died Saturday, Dec. 15, in Portland. She was 42.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd. in Gresham, Oregon.

Dawn was born July 26, 1970, in Tehran, Iran, to Francis and Peggy Waldbillig.

She moved to Gresham in 1985 and graduated from Reynolds High School in 1989.

Dawn had a passion for photography. She treasured spending time with her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her parents, Francis and Peggy Waldbillig of Gresham; two brothers, Ted Waldbillig of Redmond and Mark Waldbillig of Portland; and her best friend, Jamie Bonnett of Gresham.

Donations may be given to SHOC (Ovarian Cancer Foundation), P.O. Box 327, Gladstone, Oregon 97027 or to your favorite charity.

Charles W. “Chuck” Riggs

July 7, 1926-Dec. 12, 2012

Portland resident Charles W. “Chuck” Riggs died Wednesday, Dec. 12. He was 86.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at First Baptist Church, 224 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham.

Chuck was born July 7, 1926, in Boring to Randolph and Bessie Riggs. He was raised in the Portland area and married Geraldine “Jerry” Riggs on June 21, 1947.

Chuck work in the retail industry and was a member of Gresham Baptist Prime Timers. He enjoyed woodworking and crafting.

He is survived by his wife and numerous nieces and nephews.

Affordable Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chuck’s name may be made to Gresham Baptist Prime Timers.

Louis “Pat” Eugene Patitucci

April 25, 1919-Dec. 18, 2012

Gresham resident Louis “Pat” Eugene Patitucci died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. He was 93.

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, and 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home.

A funeral will be held at noon Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Bateman Carroll with a committal service at Lincoln Memorial Park.

Louis was born April 25, 1919, in Portland to Tomaso and Rose Patitucci. He attended school in Portland and later enlisted in the National Guard.

Louis was honorably discharged from the Army in 1945 at the rank of private after serving in World War II.

On Aug. 10, 1946, Louis married Murylene Williamson in Portland. The couple had two children. Louis worked for Centennial Flower Mill for 25 years before retiring in 1981.

A family man, Louis enjoyed tinkering around the house, old silent movies, jazz and blues music and rooting for the New York Yankees and Notre Dame.

He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas, in 1962, along with his 12 brothers and sisters.

Louis is survived by his wife; daughter, Suzanne Murphy of Troutdale; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made in memory of Louis to Providence Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.