Our beloved husband, father, son, friend and teacher David John Fiore passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, following complications from a traumatic head injury. He was surrounded by family and friends while he wore his signature Hawaiian shirt and Pendleton Round-Up cowboy hat.
David was born on April 18, 1957, in San Francisco, Calif. He went to Pioneer High School in San Jose, Calif., where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He went to Santa Clara University where he met the love of his life, Tracey Hammond. He played rugby and graduated in 1978 with a degree in English literature. He then attended San Jose State to get his teaching degree and finally to Western Oregon State College to earn his master’s degree.
Dave and Tracey were married July 10, 1982, at the Mission Santa Clara. They lived in Chicago before moving to Bend in 1983.
Dave worked for SAIF Corporation as a claims examiner before teaching high school English at La Pine High School and later at Mountain View.
Dave and Tracey recently moved back to Bend after 14 years in Pendleton, where he served as Uniserve consultant for the Oregon Education Association until his retirement in June 2016.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bev Fiore. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Tracey; sons Matt Fiore of Eugene and Mike Fiore (fiancée Abby) of Salt Lake City; daughter Kimberly Kalin of Pacific Grove, Calif.; father Marcel Fiore of Rockland, Calif.; sister Jane Tilton (Mark) of Rockland, Calif.; brothers Bob Fiore of Pleasant Hill, Calif., and Steve Fiore of Richmond, Va.; and numerous in-laws and nephews.
For anyone who knew Dave, knew he was a stranger to no one, full of life and laughter, and treasured by all his family and friends. He lit up every room he walked into with his contagious smile.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge of Bend. Those who wish to attend are requested to wear their finest Hawaiian attire.
Contributions can be made to the Oregon Education Association Foundation at 6900 S.W. Atlanta St., Portland, OR 97223.