In Memory

 

hal pictureHarold ‘Hal’ Mink   

August 21, 1927- January 11, 2013

GONE, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN

Harold “Hal” Mink retired Portland businessman died in his home surrounded by love from his wife, Sally; and daughter, Debbie.

Hal was born in Portland, Oregon to Esther and Meier Mink on August 21, 1927.  He attended Lincoln High School and graduated from University of Oregon with a BA in Business Administration.  He was a devoted athlete and loved being a “Sammy”.

On November 14, 1953 he married Sally Stricker in Seattle, Washington.  They lived in Portland while working at Irvington EverFresh.  Hal started Hastings Personnel Service in 1960 and eventually retired in 1990.

“Starker” or “Gershe” was active in the Jewish Community in Portland.  He was a past president of the Mittleman Jewish Community Center and has served on various boards in the city.  He was also very active in the B’nai B’rith Camp located on Devil’s Lake, Oregon where he enjoyed “Men’s Camp” each third week in August.  He was honored as “Man of the Year” in 1987.  He also participated in the Lion’s Club, Rotary Club, and many other charitable organizations.

Hal was an avid golfer.  He belonged to Tualatin Country Club in Portland and Canyon Country Club in Palm Springs.

With all of Hal’s community and volunteer activities, his wife, Sally, was at his side.  His most important involvement was with his family.  After selling the business and retiring in 1980, they enjoyed traveling and spending the Winter and Spring at their home in Palm Springs.  He has left a giant footprint of love and compassion on everyone he knew   Thank you, dad, for being the most loving, devoted, wise, generous and majestic father a girl could ever have, a treasured friend to all, an irreplaceable and loving husband to Mom.  You will be deeply missed.

Surviving are his loving wife, Sally; daughter, Debbie; and canine granddaughter, Chloe.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Esther and Meier Mink; and brother, Dr. Morrie Mink.

A private funeral has been held, a celebration of his life followed last April.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to B’nai B’rith Men’s Camp.

Written by:  Debbie Mink

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Larry Mudrick

(June 24, 1921 – June 7, 2011)

Funeral Service~  Friday, June 10th 2011, 12 noon

Mudrick, Dr. Larry 89

June 24, 1921 June 07, 2011

Born in Washington, D.C., Larry was the fourth child of Max and Rebecca Mudrick, and their first child born in the United States. His parents emigrated from Poland with sons, Jake and Robert, and daughter, Rachel. Two sisters, Frieda (Tobin) and Min (Zidell) followed. Larry’s father passed away when Larry was 2 years old and his mother brought the family, with the help of her brothers who had immigrated earlier, to Portland. Settling in Old South Portland, the family put down their roots. His mother barely spoke English and his older brothers and sisters dropped out of school to work and support the family. Everyone worked; Larry started delivering papers at age 8. Larry attended Shattuck Grade School and Commerce (now Cleveland) High School and was the first in his family to graduate. He joined the U.S. Navy and went on to college, graduating from the University of Oregon Dental School.

Larry practiced dentistry from 1952 through September 2010. Last October, Tom Hallman Jr. of The Oregonian, wrote a wonderful tribute to commemorate a long career doing what he loved. He was so touched by all of the letters and calls that he received from his patients and colleagues. The “Years (did) Smile on Beloved Dentist.” One of the cards that he received said it all, “We never “NOT” wanted to go to the dentist-you made it sooo easy … no one can fill your shoes! You have been more than a dentist to us, you have been a friend and family member.” His practice included working with the Portland Buckaroos and the Trail Blazers. The owner, Larry Weinberg, recognized everyone’s effort in winning a championship and presented the medical/dental staff with a World Championship ring.

Those were the days that Larry wanted to happen again for the Blazers-teamwork and respect. Larry credited team trainer, Ron Culp and his wife, Marilyn, for getting that teamwork started. Championships can’t be made without it. Always an athlete, Larry played baseball in the Portland City League as a young man and then took up the game of tennis. On the court at Irvington Tennis Club twice a week, Larry enjoyed games with friends and fellow tennis players. Larry was a member of Shaarie Torah and Neveh Shalom Synagogues. For almost 50 years he spent a week with his friends of B’nai B’rith Camp on the Oregon coast to raise funds for the support and scholarships to the Children’s Camp.

In 1996 his fellow campers honored him as “Man of the Year.” As a child, Larry attended this same camp, always on a scholar-ship, as there just wasn’t money for that kind of a luxury. Larry didn’t have to be the center of attention to be the person he was. He was a quiet, caring, humble and loving man. We should all be so fortunate to know someone like him. Surviving are his wife, Allison; children, Robin (Tom) Woodward, Rhonda Mudrick and Maury (Julieann) Mudrick; their mother, Dell Mudrick; grandchildren: Brad and Shauna Woodward and Jake and Max Mudrick; sisters, Frieda Tobin and Min Zidell; nieces; nephews; and his friends-too numerous to mention-whom he considered as extended family.  Contributions to B’nai B’rith Men’s Camp or charity of choice.

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