OBITUARY

Marc Elliott Wegman

September 15, 1937April 8, 2018
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MARC ELLIOT WEGMAN passed away April 8, 2018 at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro, OR at the age of 80. Marc was born in Albany, NY to Virginia (Noble) and Walter Wegman, on September 15, 1937.

Marc served in the Air Force before beginning his career as an electronics engineer. He was involved in developing the first gaming systems, including Atari. As Failure Analysis Engineer at Intel, he received a patent for shrinking clock cycle when testing a high speed microprocessor design. In 1999, Marc retired from Intel to continue his second career as a recreational fisherman. He traveled the world on fishing excursions. Some of the places he visited are Christmas Island, Alaska, The Bahamas, British Columbia, Brazil and around the Western USA. From his trips he accumulated a variety of wildlife photographs.

He was an outdoorsman and loved dogs, nature and family, and had a great sense of humor.

Marc suffered from Parkinson’s Disease and died from congestive heart failure.

Marc is survived by his loving wife, Mary Louise (Blakely). They were married for 58 years. He is also survived by their three sons, Steven Thomas, John Richard, and Daniel Patrick, two daughters, Nancy Lynn and Mary Anne (Buster), one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, eight grand-children, and seven great grand-children.

Funeral mass will be held at 11:00am on Monday, April 16 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Beaverton. The officiant will be Father Dave Gutmann.

Burial service will be at 2:00pm at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Reception Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, April 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Marc Elliott Wegman

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John Day

April 24, 2018

My name is John Day and I worked with Marc when he was at Intel Aloha. I was a service and applications engineer for his ebeam prober tools that my company sold to Intel to assist with microprocessor debug. We spent many hours together working as well as talking about fishing. His professionalism coupled with his gentle approach made him one my best customers. I had intended to contact Marc after his retirement but never got the chance. I am sorry for that.
A couple stories come to mind that I would like to share with you. Intel debug labs, being what they are, have are varying degrees of cleanliness required. Marc always said that he only allowed clean room food in his lab so that meant that soda and pizza were OK! (Of course with some restrictions….)
The second concerned fishing. I am from upstate New York and we use a fishing system there known as the Seth Green rig, five flutter spoons that are trolled by hand from a rowboat. He was interested in the spoons, that are from a company named Sutton, located in Naples, New York. It is an old store, started around the turn of the 1900s. Sutton was a jeweler who also trolled for lake trout in the Finger Lakes and started to make his own spoons. People wanted to buy them and so he eventually wound up with quite a business, enough to start the store. I brought back some of these, larger ones for the larger west coast fisheries, and he took them to Alaska for one of his trips. He brought one back to show me and it had been bent in half and mangled many times! Marc kept bending it back to shape and using it. He caught many fish on them.
My thoughts are with Mary Anne, your wonderful family and of course, Marc. God bless.

Ryan Ripke

April 14, 2018

You no longer have to suffer from that horrible disease and are in a better place. You were always a great person to be around. RIP Marc. You will be missed by so many people who loved you so much.

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