Duane E. Ochs
June 1, 1928 – October 9, 2020
Duane Edgar Ochs, 92 of Oregon City OR, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020. He was born on June 1, 1928 in Akron, Ohio to Cyril and Helen (Johnston) Ochs and baptized on June 24, 1928 at The Church of St. Bernard. Duane served in the US Navy from 1945 to 1954 and awarded the World War II Victory, American Area Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign and Good Conduct Medals before his discharge as a Metalsmith Third Class. While serving he received his Diploma from Long Beach Evening High School and his Associates from Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California.
Duane married Harriet Jane Moscillo on September 20, 1960 in Wasco, Oregon and she preceded him in death in 1998. He married Judy Elaine Stufflebeam on December 31, 1998. Duane worked various jobs that included an Insurance Agent with Farmers Insurance – but the majority of his working career was spent with Les Schwab Tire Centers where he worked up to Zone Manager after 25 years.
Duane is survived by his wife Judy Stufflebeam; his children Annette, Carmen, Rod and Kevin; Judy’s children Susy and Joe and several grandchildren and a few great-grandchildren.
A Private Memorial Mass will be held at St. Philip Benizi Church, 18211 S. Henrici Road, Oregon City OR with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham, Oregon. Arrangements entrusted to Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham, Oregon.
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Duane E. Ochs
October 24, 2020
Duane was always in a good mood and smiling. I only remember him as a child, but he was kind.
Debbie Leamon Sims
October 18, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Duane. I never really kept in contact with any family, but have very fond memories of Uncle Duane from my childhood. I enjoyed his sense of humor and appreciated he always had time for us kids (that's funny to say as I'm in my late 50s now!). He always made sure to say hello, always had a funny story to tell and usually rolled his eyes at some silly thing we said. He was definitely an original.
For all Uncle Duane's family and close friends, I wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time.