Dwight Monroe Nunamaker

Died September 1, 2009

News story reprinted from the The Oregonian published on September 11, 2009

Nunamaker, Dwight Monroe, age 78

11/01/1930 09/01/2009

Dwight Monroe Nunamaker was born in Minneapolis Nov. 1, 1930. Dwight was the son of Louise and William Nunamaker.

When he was a teenager his family moved to Portland where he attended Gresham High School and graduated from Molalla High School.

He continued his education, attending MIT in Boston. Dwight married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Mae Schaffer, on Oct. 28, 1950. H

e began his career in the steel business working at J.E. Haseltine Company, and then later as general manager at Pacific Steel and American Steel. He was well-known and respected in the business community. Dwight served as a commissioner on the board of directors for Multnomah County Fire District #10 and was a member of the Gresham Elk's Club. Dwight had a passion for golf and enjoyed playing in the Glendoveer men's club and at Columbia Edgewater Country Club where he was a longtime member.

He also enjoyed traveling, playing cribbage and spending time with his family. He took part in annual pitch tournaments at the Multnomah Athletic Club, benefiting various charities.

Dwight is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons, Steven and Dwight; daughter, Jody; daughter-in-law, Janice; and two granddaughters, Jordan and Sydney. Dwight often quoted and lived by words from his favorite song by Frank Sinatra, "I Did It My Way," and he truly did do it his way! At Dwight's request, there will not be a service.

Published in The Oregonian on September 11, 2009