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Edward J. Weis

July 21, 1951 ~ October 8, 2021 (age 70)


Edward J. Weis, age 70, passed away on October 8, 2021 with his wife, Diane, at his side. He lived in Milwaukie, Oregon.


Ed was born on July 21, 1951, in Pendleton, Oregon to Alice Ann and Frank Weis. He graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts in 1975. His education and interests led to a career as a Construction Project Manager; his many projects included retail stores across the West Coast, schools in the Portland area, and two performing arts centers in Arizona. He designed and built the home he and Diane shared for 24 years. Ed was known for his ability to foster teamwork and for incorporating innovative and green designs to his projects.


In 1983, Ed met the love of his life, Diane Obritschkewitsch. They started their relationship as friends trying to learn the art of dance, then later took up running and ran many road races together. Their friendship grew into love, and in 1986 they were married. They enjoyed traveling together, and their many adventures included trips to Japan, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, the Bahamas, Saint Thomas, Mexico, and various states across the U.S. Ed’s artistic eye loved to study the details of local architecture during their travels. He was especially fond of the ocean, and he and Diane spent many relaxing days on the Oregon coast.


In addition to traveling, Ed enjoyed golf, photography, drawing, and visiting with family. His playful sense of humor enlivened family gatherings and added a sense of fun to otherwise mundane tasks around the home.


Ed took a genuine interest in the lives of the people he met; he loved conversations with friends, new and old. He was devoted to his faith, and after his retirement, he became a Eucharistic Minister, offering aid and comfort to the elderly and homeless.


Ed is survived by his wife, Diane; sisters, Judy Ritchie (John) and Eileen Bidwell (Steve); and brothers, Frank (Anne), James (Grace), and Gary Effenberger (Patricia). He was preceded in death by his parents, Alice Ann and Frank; stepmother, Margaret; and sisters, Julie Womack and Mary Humbert.


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October 25, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Stehn Family Chapels Milwaukie Tribute Center
2906 SE Harrison Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Recitation of the Holy Rosary
October 26, 2021

10:30 AM
Saint John The Baptist Catholic Church
10955 SE 25th Avenue
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

Mass of Christian Burial
October 26, 2021

11:00 AM
Saint John The Baptist Catholic Church
10955 SE 25th Avenue
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

Cemetery Service
October 26, 2021

1:30 PM
Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery
11666 SE Stevens Rd.
Happy Valley, OR 97086

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