Dean Erwin Day, November 28, 1936 to 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. 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, Oregon.
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, Texas, Janice Corliss (husband Bert Corliss) and Michael Day of Brigman, Michigan, 2 step-children Robert Becker (wife Kristi), Keizer, Oregon and Brian Becker (wife Nichole), Sunnyvale, California and eight 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, Oregon. 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, Oregon 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.