Dominic "Nick" LoRe

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June 6, 1934 ~ August 2, 2017

Dominic "Nick" LoRe of La Center, Washington, passed away in his home on August 2, 2017 at the age of 83. He was born on June 6, 1934 to Frank and Lucia LoRe in the Bronx, New York.
Nick enlisted in the US Navy in 1951 where he proudly served aboard the USS Columbus until 1955.
Nick married "Dixie" (Dixene) McCormick in 1957 in Los Angeles, California and had five children. In 1964, they moved to Needy, Oregon, and parted ways in 1976.
In 1977, Nick married Lila Gettman and they enjoyed 24 years of marriage, until her passing in 2002.
Nick dedicatedly supported his family by working as a Warehouseman for Safeway Industries in Clackamas, Oregon from 1964 until 1994.
From his early experiences as a foster child, Nick developed a soft spot in his heart for underprivileged children and volunteered collecting food for children to have for the weekend. He also enjoyed serving lunches at his neighborhood school.
Nick was known for having a quiet, humble strength, a loving relationship with God and for his playful sense of humor. He loved being home with his two cats, feeding his wild birds, sitting on his back deck, working in his yard, his many garage projects, and engaging with his kids. Every Wednesday morning he enjoyed "shooting the breeze" at breakfast with his retired buddies from church.
Nick is survived by his first wife, Dixie McCormick and their remaining four children, Cynthia LoRe, Michael LoRe (Peggie LoRe), Cathleen Jansen (Michael Jansen) and Brandon LoRe; daughter-in-law, Judith LoRe; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lila LoRe; and his son, Patrick LoRe.
Nick is dearly loved by many and will be greatly missed.
A private service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 20, 2017
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