Donald “Don” James Sperber U.S. Veteran

July 17, 1931 - August 2, 2013

Donald “Don” James Sperber, 82, passed away Aug. 2, 2013, at St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Ore. He was born July 17, 1931, at Tillamook, Ore., and grew up and attended schools there. In 1951 Don joined the United States Army stationed at the Hanford Site in Washington until his discharge in 1953.
On July 3, 1955, he married Marie Annette Lawry in Portland, Ore.
Don and Marie moved to Hood River, Ore., where Don began his career as an electrician working for Diamond Fruit Company. He was a family man and enjoyed camping, fishing and riding motorcycles. He also enjoyed traveling around Oregon with family.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Marie Annette Lawry Sperber, of Hood River; children Mark Sperber, of White Salmon, Wash., and Jeff Sperber, of Redmond, Ore.; grandchildren Daniel, Joshua, Nicky and Jessica; and other distant family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters.
Services are planned for 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. Pastor Terry Abbott of River of Life Assembly will officiate.
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