John Alexander Amort found peace on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at 4:45 p.m. John fought a good battle and we are all blessed to know he is on to a happier place.

John was born on March 26, 1926, in Corvallis, Oregon, to Melba and Albert Amort. His parents, sisters Mary Ellen and Helen, daughter Amy and wife Doris preceded him in death. John is survived by his sister Ann, son Dan, daughter-in-law Jean and grandchildren Mitchell and Jillian.

He was a graduate of Oregon State University and a lifelong brother in Phi Gamma Delta. John and Doris were married on November 23, 1950.

John traveled for International Harvester and then joined Pendleton Grain Growers. His last employer was Inland Empire Bank.

John was always volunteering for something (Consumer Credit Counseling, Kiwanis, Red Cross and the Democratic Party). John really loved living in Eastern Oregon. He was forever grateful for being a former First Citizen of Pendleton.

A funeral service will be held in Salem, Oregon, on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church starting at 11:00 a.m. Reception, snacks and beverages will follow. A second funeral service will be held in Pendleton, Oregon, on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer starting at 2:00 p.m. Reception, snacks and beverages will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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