Apr 07, 1941 - Nov 30, 2023
Amy Elizabeth Greenstadt
Dec 28, 1966 - Feb 09, 2024
AMY ELIZABETH GREENSTADT, z’lAmy Elizabeth ‘Eliza’ Greenstadt, z’l was born in New York, NY on December 28, 1966 to William M. Greenstadt and Inez E. Greenstadt, z’l. Amy died in Portland, OR on February 9, 2024 after a terminal illness (advanced breast cancer) of ?ve and a half years. She was interred on February 12, 2024 at the Jewish Cemetery—River View (JCRV, Portland, OR).Amy was born with a full head of bright red hair; her parents received her with delight, joy, and love. She was an adored only child raised in Midtown Manhattan; where she attended Hunter School. She was a curious, engaging, and energetic person both as a child and as an adult. Some friendships Eliza formed in her youth lasted her entire life, despite time and distance.While a religion student at Wesleyan University, she studied at Oxford and traveled to Kenya with her girlfriend. These experiences informed her scholarly interests, her feminism, and her concern for social justice. Another set of close, lasting friendships resulted from her time at Wesleyan.Amy moved to San Francisco in 1988 and, bright star that she was, immediately drew into her orbit a menagerie of fellow scholars, artists, authors, and assorted eccentrics. In 1992, Amy began a relationship with Nic Sammond; they became domestic partners (marriage equality was not yet a reality) and remained together for thirteen years. Amy began graduate study in English Literature at U.C. Berkeley, and her home was often as not an intellectual salon…because Amy loved a good argument. Eliza focused on early modern literature and successfully defended a well-received thesis in 1997, with parts still taught at U.C. Berkeley. Amy then took a position at Portland State University (PSU), where she eventually became a Full Professor — accomplished in scholarship, teaching, administration, and leadership. In 2006, she met Sean Green, who became her husband and partner until her death. Eliza became a connection point for old friends that had moved to the Paci?c Northwest, many new friends, and previously far-?ung family. Her beloved father, Bill, moved to Portland for part of the year and then full-time to be nearer to her.Amy was always an intellectual, and her interests were broad. Employing multiple perspectives and establishing relationships across disciplinary boundaries was a hallmark of her work. Eliza was a part of both the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (English; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) and the College of the Arts (Film) during her time at PSU. She explored the creation of a multidisciplinary major in Aesthetics, and studied the topic herself. She believed in thought as the core of aesthetics - anything that makes us think is beautiful, aesthetic, is part of the project of aestheticism. Scholarship was important to Eliza and a source of joy (and yes, sometimes angst). Even after she was disabled by illness Eliza continued her scholarship — working on multiple projects, submitting academic papers, and actively taking part in a faculty development group right up to the month of her death.Every time Eliza developed a new insight or discovered some new connection, she was truly delighted. Her father relates her joy as a young child in independently discovering multiplication (right after learning to add). Sharing her thoughts, insights, and other interests or discoveries with everyone was an ongoing passion. Amy was as proud of her outstanding teacher awards and Coffee Creek prison teaching as she was of her scholarship.Amy had a very playful side and remained as inquisitive and engaging as she was in childhood. She was an artist, resuming her painting in recent years. Amy loved costume, drag, and dressing up, and was well known for her fabulous fashion sense. She enjoyed traveling and was always interested in new people and places. Amy could maintain lifelong friendships, while developing new ones wherever she went.Amy is survived by her father, Bill Greenstadt; husband, Sean Green; paternal cousins (Greenstadt, Soltesz, and Rudolph families); maternal cousins (Kaulen, Talley, Butler, and Moyer families); former partner, Nic Sammond; and many friends and family-of-choice.Eliza was an active member of Congregation Shir Tikvah (Portland, Oregon). Repairing the world (tikkun olam) and acts of lovingkindness were important to her. She suggested that tzedekah in her memory might be contributed to Rust College (Holly Springs, MS) https://www.rustcollege.edu and/or the Chickasaw Fnd. https://chickasawfoundation.org
Sep 04, 1955 - Jan 12, 2024
Barbett Grace (Born Barbara Gurwell)September 4, 1955 - January 12, 2024Barbett was born in 1955 to Celestina Sally Gurwell (maiden name Banker) and Ralph William Gurwell. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Portland, OR.She was a fiercely independent and strong woman. She was a comedian who brought laughter everywhere she went. She loved a good joke, fun fashion and chocolate. She was a tarot reader and music lover.She struggled with depression and PTSD for most of her life. Despite this, she overcame many traumas as well as alcoholism. She tried to do the right thing, to make amends when necessary and to support marginalized people. She was an advocate for women’s rights. She believed in peace and justice for all.She helped those around her feel seen and supported. She was a character who relished in the simple pleasures of life. She enjoyed spending time with others. Though her disabilities limited her physically, she never stopped having fun.She was one of the first women admitted to the Oregon Coast Guard. As a disabled veteran, she spent time with the Veterans For Peace advocating for peace at home and abroad.She is survived by her daughter, Kaylyn, son Robert, and grandchildren Serenity, RJ, Percy, Jason & Gavin.She will be interned at Willamette National Cemetery with honors on Friday, March 8th at 2:30pm. A celebration of life gathering will follow at 3:30pm at McMenamins Broadway in a private room. If you plan to join, please wear something Barbett would have loved and bring a joke to share!
Sep 03, 1928 - Feb 09, 2024
Frank passed away peacefully on Friday, February 9, 2024 surrounded by his family. Although hispassing was imminent, it was a devastating loss for them as he was the rock for his family.Born in Toisan, China, on September 3, 1928 to Shew Payne Louie and Ngan Siu Chin, Frank wastheir first born and only son. He lived with his mother in the family village, while his father was livingin “Gim Saan” working to provide for his family back home, until 1940. At 12 years old, heembarked on a long journey to a new life in the United States initially settling in Yakima, Washingtonto live with his maternal grandfather, Chin On, and his family. While in Yakima, Frank attendedschool and worked at the family restaurant, Golden Wheel. Frank treasured his time living inYakima and admired his grandfather greatly. The impact that his Yeh Yeh made on him wasimmense and followed him throughout his life.In 1942, Frank moved to Portland, Oregon to be closer to his father and had lived there ever since.He loved his life in Portland making lifelong friendships with other parentless youth who alsoimmigrated from China. In 1947, after graduating from Benson Polytechnic High School, hepromptly enrolled at Oregon State University where he majored in engineering. After Frank’s initialyear at OSU, another opportunity beckoned him ~ wedding bells!Frank met Jean Hong in 1948 in San Francisco, California set up through a mutual family friend.Apparently, they hit it off and married on August 3, 1949. They started their family the next year in1950 with the arrival of Billy. Their three daughters soon followed starting with Betty in 1953, Elainein 1955 and finally Judy in 1961.Continuing his work in the restaurant business, Frank worked at Pagoda and Huber’s during hisearly married life until he and Jean along with his parents opened their own Chinese / Americanrestaurant, the Chinese Alley in 1952. Serving specialities like razor clams and breaded vealcutlets, as well as offering live country and western music on Fridays and Saturdays, the businessquickly grew and prospered until the four entrepreneurs retired in 1981. Relationships with patronsat the restaurant quickly developed into enduring friendships. Frank would occasionally see an oldcustomer in the neighborhood and they would enjoy catching up and talking about the good olddays.Upon retiring, Frank and Jean began to travel extensively since they didn’t have time for that duringtheir working years. They went on several cruises much to his wife’s chagrin. You see, he LOVEDthe all you can eat buffets on the cruise ships. It was torture for Jean because she always felt theneed to monitor his food intake. It was not exactly a vacation for her! Other travel destinationsincluded trips to Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.In his younger days, Frank enjoyed golf, before it was cool to golf, and bowling. The Chinese Alleysponsored two bowling teams, one men’s team which Frank played on and one women’s teamwhich Jean played on. Neither team had much success but they did have fun. In Frank’s first yearof league play, he even earned the title of, “Most Improved Player”!Ultimately to sum up Frank, one can say of him, he was a man of great integrity and honor havinglived a long and meaningful life. He loved his family fiercely and was so proud.Frank is survived by his wife of 74 years, Jean Chin. His son, William Louie (Billy) and daughtersBetty Junell ~ husband Bill Junell, Elaine Chin ~ husband John Weidman, and Judy Chin ~husband Anthony Glenn; his nine grandchildren Matthew Louie, Stephanie Junell ~ husband BenBurwitz, Christine Mattson ~ husband Curtis Mattson, Jessica Louie ~ husband Alex Vo, JaimeJunell, Abrey Le ~ husband Eliot Le, Aaron Weidman, Siena Glenn and Quinn Glenn; his six greatgrandchildren Kaia Mattson, River Mattson, Monroe Burwitz, Benson Burwitz, Valentine Vo andElison Le; and his sister Louise Louie.
Richard Otto Werner Hartmann
Sep 28, 1931 - Feb 18, 2024
Richard Otto Werner Hartmann, age 92, of Portland, Oregon passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024. A funeral ceremony for Richard will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3405 Alice St., Portland, OR 97219. Following the funeral ceremony will be a graveside ceremony from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Skyline Memorial Gardens, 4101 NW Skyline Blvd., Portland, OR 97229.
Craig Raymond Blair
Nov 27, 1965 - Feb 11, 2024
Craig Raymond Blair, age 58, of Portland, Oregon passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Craig was born in Portland, Oregon to Harold Blair and Norah (Harris) Blair. He is survived by many family members and friends. Craig is fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who are fortunate to have known him. Craig Blair is in the care of Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Portland, Oregon.
Jun 06, 1973 - Feb 21, 2024
Jorlyne David passed away at her home on February, 21, 2024. She was 50 years old.A Funeral for Ms. David will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at Hustad Funeral Home Chapel, 7232 N. Richmond Avenue, Portland, OR. There will be a reception to follow.Jorlyne will be cremated following the service. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Jorlyne David, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Charles Dean Hassel
Aug 20, 1967 - Feb 05, 2024
Charles Hassel passed away on February 5, 2024 in Portland, Oregon. He was 56 years old.A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Hustad Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Hassel will be cremated afterward and those arrangements are private. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Charles Dean Hassel, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Laddie Raymond Calhoon, Jr.
Jul 16, 1994 - Feb 18, 2024
Laddie Calhoon, Jr. passed away in Portland, Oregon on February 18, 2024. He was 29 years old. A Memorial Service for Mr. Calhoon will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00 pm at Hustad Funeral Home Chapel.Mr. Calhoon will be cremated and those arrangements are private.To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Laddie Raymond Calhoon, Jr., please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Ronald (Ron) James Gobbi
Aug 16, 1946 - Feb 12, 2024
Ronald (Ron) James Gobbi, cherished son, brother, uncle, and husband, gracefully departed this world to join his Heavenly Father on February 12, 2024. Born on August 16, 1946, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Umberto and Gladys Gobbi, Ron's journey of love and service touched many lives across the states. At the tender age of two, Ron's family relocated to Fairbanks, Alaska, where he was nurtured alongside his older sister and later joined by his younger brother and sister. He graduated from Lathrop High School in 1964, marking the beginning of a life dedicated to learning, service, and faith. Following graduation, Ron pursued higher education at Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho, before settling in Portland, Oregon. His professional path was defined by his passion for culinary arts and service. From his role as a Cook Instructor at the Portland Job Corp to his tenure as the Food Service Director at Providence Child Care Center, Ron infused his work with care and dedication. In 1990, Ron transitioned into a new chapter of service as a Security Officer at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, where he faithfully served until his retirement in May 2010. His commitment to duty and his community was further exemplified by his ten-year tenure in the Army Reserve, achieving the rank of Sergeant and earning an Honorable Discharge. Ron's devotion extended beyond his professional life; he was an active member of his church community, contributing his talents to the music program and teaching. It was within the walls of Parkrose Deliverance Tabernacle that he found his soulmate, Teresa (Blakmom) Calhoun, whom he married in June 1996. In recent years, Ron found solace and fellowship at the Vietnamese Living God Church in Portland, where he was affectionately known as "Uncle" by the younger members. He shared his wisdom and faith by leading a men's Bible Study, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew him. Ron's zest for life was evident in his hobbies, from his love of music and cooking to the thrill of riding his motorcycle. Whether strumming his dad's accordion or experimenting in the kitchen, Ron embraced every moment with enthusiasm and creativity. He is preceded in death by his beloved parents and his cherished wife, Teresa, leaving behind a legacy of love and kindness. Ron is survived by his devoted sister, Connie Joiner of Cairo, Georgia; his brother, Tim Gobbi of Dot Lake, Alaska; his sister, Becky Weaver of Kennewick, Washington; along with nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins, all of whom were touched by his gentle spirit. Ron's laughter and warmth will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His unwavering faith and generous heart serve as a guiding light for those he leaves behind. Though he may have bid us farewell for now, Ron's memory will forever reside in our hearts, a testament to a life well-lived in service to others and to God. Until we meet again, dear Ron, you will be dearly missed, but your spirit will remain eternally cherished.
Gale Ivan Jugovich II
Jan 27, 1982 - Feb 20, 2024
Gale Ivan Jugovich II, of Portland, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at the age of 42. He was born on January 27, 1982 in Lansing, Michigan. Gale brought an abundance of warmth and joy to all who knew him. He was known for his kindness and generosity, traits that illuminated in his beautiful soul and resonated in his remarkable laugh. A dedicated individual, he exemplified the essence of hard work in all facets of his life. His passion for the outdoors was evident in his enjoyment for fishing, camping, and mushroom hunting. He loved his family and his dogs. Gale's commitment to service extended beyond civilian life, as he proudly served in the U.S. Army 101st Cavalry - 19 Delta Company. His bravery, resilience, and dedication to his country reflected his admirable character and unwavering sense of duty. Although Gale has departed from this earthly realm, his spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who were privileged to know him. Preceding Gale in death are his great-grandparents, John and Stella Jugovich and Leonard and Pearl Miller. He is survived by his son, Gale Jugovich III; daughter, Justice Alice Bush; mother, Penny Jugovich; fiancée, Melinda Heister; grandparents, Gale and Judy Jugovich; aunts, Cindy Jugovich, Tammy Jugovich, Michelle Arbour, and Linda Miller; and cousins, Brandon Martin, Amanda (Andrew) Voorheis, Paige (Tyler) Ross, Trenton Arbour, Ryan Miller, Jude Voorheis, Ash Voorheis, Hudson Ross, and Bennett Ross. Gale is loved by all; his friend base is so extensive we could not list them all. His mom and family appreciate your loyalty, love, and kindness shown to Gale. It will never be forgotten. The Memorial Service will be officiated by Pastor Justin Wiseman at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge Street, Portland. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.