Gregory R. LaMere
LaMere Gregory R., December 6, 1945 - June 26, 2002. Greg died on June 26, 2002 after a brave battle with lung cance. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 56. The Rosary Vigil will begin at 7 PM on Tuesday, July 2. The Memorial Service will be begin at 12 PM on Wednesday, July 3. Both will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Vancouver, WA (6500 Highland Drive, 360-696-4407). Greg attended St. Thomas College in Minnesota and Portland State University. He then chose to pursue a career as an electrician. He was a proud card carrying member of Electrical Union IBEW Local 48 for 36 years. Pride, commitment and dedication were the cornerstones for his devotion to his craft. Highlights of his career included working in New York City for one year in 1987 as well as traveling throughout the west for work for the duration of his career. In the spring of 1988 he began working as a maintenance electricial at Terminal 6 for the Port of Portland. Greg felt his crowning achievement was celebrating 25 years of sobriety and recovery. There are so many people that supported, loved and nurtured the process; for this he gives humble thanks. Being an instrument rated private pilot, Greg's passion was flying single engine planes. This love allowed him to feel a sense of peace, serenity and freedom. Greg met his eventual wife in 1965 in Portland. They married on June 29, 1968 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. The couple moved to Vancouver in 1970 where they raised two sons and contributed so much to the community in which the lived. Greg is survived by his bride of 34 years, Janet; two sons, Matthew and Steven; sisters, Diane Rader of Wausau, WI and Janet Harris of Kent, WA; brothers, Paul of Kelso, WA and Mark of Apple Valley, MN. He was a cherished husband, father, brother and friend to all who knew him. Remembrances to the American Cancer Society and Hospice Southwest.
Published on June 30, 2002
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