Jerry Marvin Richwine, 72, of Pendleton, Oregon, passed away June 3rd, 2014, at Willow Brook Terrace in Pendleton, Oregon. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born December 10th, 1941, to Howard F. and Anna Belle (Zacharias) Richwine during a blackout in Walla Walla, Washington, after the doctor obtained permission to turn on the lights. He was one of two children.
Jerry lived south of Portland most of his young adult life. He attended Sherwood High School and married his childhood sweetheart, Maxine Joy Gardner, following his enlistment in the Coast Guard.
Jerry was employed by a Washington company for nine years, working in highway construction. After that he worked as store manager for Sprouse-Reitz for nine years, first in McMinnville, Oregon, then in Quincy, Washington, next in Oldtown, Idaho, and finally in La Grande, Oregon. He continued in various retail pursuits until his retirement.
Jerry always had a concern for people with little means or in immediate crisis. He frequently assisted people with transportation or lending a hand with a quick fix. He loved the Lord along with his natural family and his church family. He also loved baseball, football, and his dog, Maggie. In his earlier years he was an avid hunter as well. He was a member of Bethel Church in Pendleton, Oregon.
He is survived by his wife Joy Richwine in Pendleton, son Craig Richwine of Maui, Hawaii, daughter Janna Crosby of College Place, Washington, seven grandchildren and numerous extended family who will miss him dearly.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 28th at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethel Church, 1109 Airport Road, in Pendleton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Church in Pendleton.