OBITUARY

Taye Yemeru

29 July, 193719 January, 2020

Taye Yemeru was born on 29 July, 1937 and passed away on 19 January, 2020.

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, 27 January , 2020
  • Reception Monday, 27 January , 2020

Memories

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Richard Boar

February 16, 2020

In 2010, Tay hired me into the FAA - for that I am grateful, what followed was extraordinary. Taye was a great leader, firm but fair and left a mark on everyone he touched. My heart goes out to the family in this difficult time, but be assured that heaven has simply gained another angel.

Fufy Demissie

January 28, 2020

Gash Taye had a wonderful smile and was generous with his kindness and warmth . I am so glad that we saw him a few years ago in England and that my family got to meet him. Rest in peace dear uncle . Much love to my aunt Tsehay and cousins Fanaye and Dejene.

Lee Cha

January 27, 2020

Mr. Taye Yemeru was an exceptional man committed to serving our communities. IRCO is forever honored to have known Mr. Yemeru, and we are grateful for his dedication. We will greatly miss Mr. Yemeru, but know that his legacy in Portland and at IRCO will never be forgotten.

- Mr. Lee Po Cha, IRCO staff and IRCO Board of Directors

Steve Albert

January 27, 2020

Taye was a man of quite dignity who displayed his professionalism in everything he did. I’ll always carry happy memories of the time I spent with him on and off the job. We were partners together as we learned the basics of mountain climbing. Sharing time with him and his wife enriched me and my family. Taye was a safety professional and a gifted aircraft mechanic. He shared those gifts around the world. Aviation will miss him but not as much as his family and friends. Rest now my friend and know you will live forever in our memories.

Sam Inouye

January 27, 2020

Taye was a VERY SPECIAL PERSON; a once in a life time type of person.

He had excellent technical knowledge and experience; and, he shared and used these qualities in very professional and kind ways always.
His most important qualities were extreme honesty and loyalty to God, the FAA, industry, and fellow employees.

He was one of my most treasured fiends, and I will miss him dearly.

Aloha Taye,

Sam

Michael Burton

January 27, 2020

Taye and I served on the Immigration and Refugee Community Organization together. He was such a valuable and compassionate member of the community. He mentored many members of the community and enriched the organization with his leadership. he will be missed, but he left an indelible mark on Portland that wil not be forgotten.

Sam Munyandamutsa

January 26, 2020

I met Taye at IRCO Annual Board Meeting. He was a great gentleman with always a smile on his face. He greeted us with kindness and humility just like a true African Elder. He leaves us with a legacy of service to African Community. I am forever grateful to have had the honor and pleasure to meet you Mr Taye. Your spirit will live on at IRCO. Thank you 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

Salah Al rufai

January 25, 2020

I met my brother and close friend Taye and his family during his assignment in India. We developed a close and unforgettable relationship. It was an spontaneous meeting. We used to call each other and say Sudan is in the heart of Ethopia and Ethopia is in the heart of Sudan.

Our families have built a strong foundation of relationship which will remain for generations to come.

Farewell my brother May God showers his blessing upon you and May your Soul Rest in Eternal Peace

Salah Al-Rufai, Pamela, Omer and Allia

Chris Madsen

January 24, 2020

I owe huge gratitude to Taye as he was the decision maker to hire me in my endeavor for employment at the FAA and further my aviation career. His professionalism and knowledge and ethics has always impressed me. To have him as my manager was one of the greatest blessings I could ask for in my career. Thank you Taye, and my heart goes out to his family as I know he was a model Grandfather, Dad and family man for all.
Chris Madsen

Jim Anderson

January 24, 2020

I met Taye in the late summer of 2007, when he called and invited me to interview for a job with the FAA. I had never heard of Hillsboro, OR, but the next day I flew from Ca and Taye greeted me at the door. My first impression of Taye - tall, fit, and very serious! Taye hired me and changed my life. From that first day of work, sitting tall across from Taye’s desk, and to this day, I’ve always strove to not do anything that Taye would be disappointed with. Seeing Taye smile always made my day, and when I made him laugh for the first time I felt like I won the lotto. In that instance, I was applying for a promotion and Taye cautioned me not to be too disappointed if I was not successful. I said, Taye I don’t plan on losing – that gave him a great laugh and I’ll never forget the moment. I feel very proud and lucky to have known Taye, a great man and a true friend. My deepest sympathy to Taye’s family, who I know he cherished. Rest easy, Taye. -Jim

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