Sidney Robert Hall
September 7, 1937 – April 21, 2021
Sidney Robert Hall was born on September 7, 1937 in Portland, OR and passed unexpectedly on April 21, 2021 in Portland, OR.
Sidney (Bob) was preceded in death by his wife Helen; parents Wade Hall and Edith Hall (Wickstrom) his brothers Michael and Eugene, and his son Edward. Bob is survived by his daughter Diane Thurston and her children Sarah and Stephanie; son Michael and his wife Joy and their children Michael and Megan; daughter Suzy Adams and her children Emma and Ethan; and Edward’s son Zachary. Bob is also survived by his sisters Kathy Heinrich; Darlene Curry and her husband Larry; Patty Zion and her husband Alan; Jackie Meyers and her husband Dennis. Bob is also survived by three great grandchildren Wesley, Ava and Olivia; and two cats Turbo and Buddy.
Bob graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School in 1955. Just prior to graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserve serving until 1969 as a Flight Engineer, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. During his tenure in the Air Force he was deployed for the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was hired by NW Marine Iron Works in 1957 as a draftsman and worked with them for almost 30 years, leaving as a General Manager when they were sold. While there dad obtained a B.S. and A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He then began working for COE Manufacturing as an Engineering Manager until retiring in 2002. Among dad’s notable project involvement during his career was the Zoo Liner and the Fremont Bridge.
Bob married Helen on November 22, 1958 and after a bit of moving around they settled in a house in North Portland in June 1967 where he resided until his passing. Our dad embraced being the consummate father, professional, family provider and community member. He was well known in the community as a coach and board member for both Pier Park and Portsmouth Little Leagues, coaching boys and girls in both baseball and softball for 16 years. Dad was involved in Boy Scouts as well for many years as well. In 1971, Dad became a Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy and served in that capacity until 1984. In the midst of his professional and volunteer career, he also found time to study Karate and obtained his Private Pilot’s License as well as his Instrument, Commercial and Multi-Engine Pilot Ratings. As dad began to slow down in retirement he continued to donate to organizations such as the Oregon Humane Society, the American Cancer Society, Saint Jude’s Hospital, the Wounded Warriors Foundation and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Dad always donated whether it was his time or his earnings.
Our dad and grandpa had a profoundly positive affect on the lives of his family and many others he met throughout his life. He was always a huge supporter for professional, personal, academic, and athletic achievements for his children and grandchildren. As a father and a grandfather he was always willing to provide advice or help, be it a school assignment, model building, Lego construction or a home project. He will truly be missed by all of those he touched.
“Dad, your guiding hand on our shoulders will remain with us forever.” Author – Unknown
“Our grandpa may no longer be by our side, but he is forever in our heart.’ Author - Unknown
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Sidney Robert Hall
Ases & Mohnish Swamy
May 10, 2021
In memory of a Life so Beautifully lived - Bob was like a father figure for my husband & myself & a very caring and loving grandfather figure for our 2 kids Aryaan & Maansi. When we bought our home & moved in the Cul-de-sac in 2009, Bob & Helen were the first neighbors to come by and introduced themselves, they both were always there for us whenever we needed them. Very loving & caring person. Bob we all will miss you very dearly. Gone but never forgotten, we'll cherish all the beautiful memories we all have had with you. May the Heavenly Host guide you in Peace. ❤