Neil Matthew Brislawn Sr.

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    - Tom Selby
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    - Tom Rueckert
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    - Butch Taylor -Fox
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    - Nils Sandstrom
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October 17, 1954 ~ August 21, 2018

Neil Matthew Brislawn Sr. of Vancouver, Washington, passed away suddenly on August 21, 2018 at the age of 63.

Neil was born to Jerome and Joyce Brislawn on October 17, 1954. He lived in Vancouver for his whole life, attending Our Lady of Lourdes, Shumway Middle School, graduating from Hudson's Bay High School in 1973, and pursued Engineering and Design classes at Clark and Portland Community College. Neil worked as a International Sales Engineer at Columbia Machine for 8 years, and as a Sales Manager at Precision Equipment Inc. for approximately 35 years. Neil spent all of his years keeping his passion for hot rods and classic cars alive through building and driving his well-known 1936 Ford Coupe, as a part of the Slo Poks Car Club. In his free time, Neil enjoyed music and singing, helping out wherever he could, and most enjoyed teaching his one son (Neil Jr.) everything that he now knows about cars today. Neil Sr. was known to be funny, outgoing, kind, and loving to all that he talked to and met.

Neil is survived by his wife, Suyapa Morataya-Brislawn; sister, Janet Harris (Todd); and brother, Mark Brislawn (Julie). He is also survived by his children: Kimi, (twins) Clarissa and Ellie and (twins) Neil Jr. and Kendra.

His funeral service will be held this Saturday, September 1st, at 10a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, followed by a reception in the gymnasium. Burial will be held at approximately 1:30p.m. at Mother Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that contributions can be made to the college fund for Neil Jr. and Kendra at Umpqua Bank in care of Suyapa Morataya-Brislawn.

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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 30, 2018
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