Dean Erwin Day
Date of birth: November 28 1936
Date of death: March 6 2019
Dean Erwin Day passed away on March 6th at 82.He was born November 28, 1936, in Kelso, Washington, a few months later he moved to Salem, Oregon. In first grade, he moved to Garden Home (Portland), Oregon. He graduated from Beaverton High School in 1955 and soon after joined the Navy as an Aviation Electrician for a 20-year career, with the last 10 years teaching electronics. After retiring from the Navy, he attended PCC at Rock Creek campus and earned an Associate’s Degree in Vocational Education.He then taught a few basic electronic classes at PCC. In 1976, he joined Intel as a line maintenance supervisor and moved to San Jose, California in 1980. In 1986, he bought an electrical lighting service company with a partner and returned “HOME” to Oregon in 1995. He worked at Nike in their manufacturing plant for 5 years before retiring at 65. He lived in Hillsboro until October 2018, then moved to Keizer, OR.
Dean played fast pitch softball and made the All Navy team four times as a pitcher.He continued to pitch after the Navy with/for his ‘younger’ brother, Bob, in the Lake Oswego (for Wanker’s Tavern) Fast pitch League.He enjoyed watching baseball, basketball and football on TV. He was an avid wood worker, who said he was in the Top 10 of having the most woodworking equipment. He enjoyed wine tasting, reading, crossword puzzles and no one was allowed to interrupt him while Jeopardy was on. He sang Lead for a few years with Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters, a barbershop chorus, in Hillsboro.He was much loved for his wonderful sense of humor and having had an eventful life, he always had a story to tell.
Dean is survived by his wife Janiece of 38 years, his children Greg Day (wife Heidi), Weatherford, TX, Janice Corliss (husband Bert Corliss) and Michael Day of Brigman, MI, 2 step-children Robert Becker (wife Kristi), Keizer, OR and Brian Becker (wife Nichole), Sunnyvale, CA and 8 grandchildren Carlen Day Morgan, Matthew Day, Jackson Day, Emilie Becker, Nathaniel Becker, Jeremy Becker, Mia-Faith Becker and Nicholas Becker along with his brother Bob Day (wife Delia) of Woodburn, Oregon.
A private family service will be held at Willamette National in Portland, OR.His “Celebration of Life” will be held on Friday, May 17th at 4:00pm at the Woodburn Estates and Golf Club, 1776 Country Club Rd, Woodburn, OR in the Dining Hall, go to the Office door and turn right to the Dining Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Diabetes Foundation or National Kidney Foundation.
American Diabetes Association
4380 S.W. Macadam Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97239
National Kidney Foundation
717 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
4 tribute candles have been lit
Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by Styring Family We will miss your twinkly-eyed look as you revealed a story layer by layer. And your hugs from the heart. You are missed. Love, The Styrings.
Candle lit by Ken and Karen McDougall We are so sorry for your loss words cannot express our feelings. Dean was loved by all at Hahns Lighting .
Candle lit by Tom McGlew Dean was my best friend since the day we met at Intel in 1976. Our friendship was amazing and endured many years because Dean and I could pick up from our last conversation even if it was months in between. Even though we did not always lived near other when we got together we celebrated with good food, great wine, and hours talking which we both could do very well. I will miss these gatherings with you Dean b7t evry glass of wine I will drink from now on will be in your honor and remembrance. Thank you for your friendship over these past 41 years. It was amazing my friend. Cheers Dean!!!