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Edgar Roger Rondeau

July 8, 1936 - April 25, 2014


Edgar Roger Rondeau of Sherwood, Ore., passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 after a long illness. In his final days he was well cared for by the staff of Marquis Care Center at Newberg, Ore.

Ed was born the son of Theodore A. and Yvonne C.(LaMontagne) Rondeau on Wednesday, July 8, 1936 in Worcester, Mass.

Ed graduated from Nashua High School in Nashua, N.H. in 1954 and moved with his parents and family to Albuquerque, N.M. the following year. He attended and graduated from the College of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, in 1959. Ed went on to Fordham University in New York City where he completed his masters in Sociology. He then attended Brown University in Rhode Island and earned a second masters degree. Ed returned to Albuquerque where he began a long career in personnel with the Bureau of Indian Affairs which culminated in Portland, Ore. He retired from the BIA and raised miniature Schnauzer dogs on his land in Sherwood, Ore. Ed was a kind and gentle person who wanted to and did help others. He will be missed.

Ed is survived by his brother Wilfred and his wife Doris Jean of Huntington Beach, Calif.; sister Jeanne L. Kabat of Viroqua, Wis.; brother Raymond H. Rondeau of Albuquerque, N.M.; brother Thomas Rondeau and wife Connie of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister Pauline Shepherd of Gilbert, Ariz.; numerous nephews and nieces; and those who have come to know and appreciate him where he has lived and worked. He also leaves behind a special friend Mike Braddock who has been of great assistance to Ed during these last several years.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings and four sisters-in-law.

A Memorial Service will be held on a date and time to be determined. Arrangements are in the care of Newberg Funeral Chapel, a Golden Rule Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.attrells.com