Edgardo Pacis Nera

March 31, 1951January 20, 2021

Ed Pacis Nera, 69, of Oregon City, OR passed away on January 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV, where he retired with his wife, Loreta Estrella of 46 years.

Ed was born to Jesus and Adelaida Nera on March 31, 1951 at Davao City, Philippines. Throughout his early life, his family moved throughout Manila and Quezon City.

Ed met his wife Loreta, while both attending University of the East. He graduated with honors with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting. Ed was also a member of the honors fraternity, Pi Rho Upsilon. He later received his MBA at Ateneo de Manila and Portland State University.

After graduation, Ed became a CPA and got a job as an auditor for Atlantic Golf & Pacific Company of the Philippines (AG&P). Shortly, thereafter, he accepted an offer to become an Internal Audit Manager for General Motors Overseas Corporation (GM). This job required him to attend many conferences around the world. He traveled around the Philippines, Brazil, Australia and in the United States of America, specifically in Detroit, Michigan's Renaissance Center where General Motors is headquartered. Throughout his career at GM, he was promoted to Dealer's Service Development Manager and eventually District Manager. Due to his expansive, high-level knowledge, he was employed by the Oregon Department of Revenue, where he retired as a Senior Corporate Auditor. He wanted to share his knowledge of business, so he pursued a job as an adjunct instructor for Pioneer Pacific College. As a teacher, he would always encourage his students to work hard, pursue their studies, and to always plan ahead.

Ed and Loreta together raised five children. They instilled the value of a good education in their children's upbringing, always teaching them that education is the way to succeed. This guidance paved the way for their children to become successful professionals. Two of his now grown children are Registered Nurses, one is a Physician, another became a Pharmacy Technician and one other became a Human Resource Manager.

Ed takes pride in cars. He often calls them his "toys". As a matter of fact, while he was still in the Philippines, he participated in the car racing and rally racing team. His wife still has all the newspaper clippings of his car racing days.

Ed never forgot the Lord. He always prayed in the morning and in the evening. He even prayed every time he got behind the wheels and drove somewhere. He was a God-fearing man and deeply loved the Lord.

Ed was a good husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was a good man, who always put his family first.

Ed is survived by his wife of 46 years, 5 adult childrens, 8 grandchildrens, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and 2 dogs.

The family will hold a private Memorial and Funeral Service at Holy Rosary Parish Catholic Church and Skyline Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home on March 27, 2021.


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Edgardo Pacis Nera

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Luisa Amoranto

February 28, 2021

Joel and I are deeply saddened by the passing of a very friendly, jolly, caring and witty Ed. We met him through his friends from his college days and only saw him occasionally on our trips to Portland. However, he and Orette showed us genuine friendship and accommodated us like we have been their friends for a long time. We loved his stories.
May you rest in peace Ed! You will be remembered fondly. Our trip to Portland will never be the same without seeing you.
Our condolences Orette and family! God bless you! 🙏

Christine (Chunhee) Yim

January 29, 2021

Dear Lori,
I am so sorry about the loss of your husband, Ed. My name is Christine. I am a former coworker of Ed at Department of Revenue. Ed and I worked in the same unit and in the same office until he retired.
He was my favorite mentor and colleague of great wisdom, everlasting optimism and a BIG heart. His best advice that I still remember and cherish is, “Christine, don’t overwork. Save your energy for your family. They are much more important than the work here.”
He always brought so much light into the lives of those around him. He will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to you and your family in these difficult times.

My deepest sympathy,
Christine Yim