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Gregory Kershul

May 9, 1925 — June 6, 2016

Gregory Kershul was born May 9, 1925, in Anaconda, Montana, son of Joseph and Josephine (Africh) Kershul. He graduated from Anaconda High School in 1943, served in the Army Air Force, 117th AACS SQD for three years during World War II in the European and Mediterranean Theaters. He graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Business Organization & Management. On June 17th, 1947, he married Patricia L. Lavin from Conrad, Montana. They moved to Dallas, Oregon in 1950 and operated the Majestic and Rio Theaters. In 1952 Greg became the manager of the Park Plaza Apartments in Portland, Oregon. In 1954 he and Pat moved to Seaside where he managed a private fish hatchery on the North Fork of the Necanicum River. In 1955 they purchased the Sunset Drive-in Theater in Gearhart, Oregon, and in 1959 purchased the Times Theater in Seaside, Oregon. He was a member of the Sunset Empire Amateur Radio Club, Lifetime member of the University of Montana Alumni Association, Lifetime member of the Seaside Elks Lodge #1748, member of the American Legion Post #99 for 62 years, member of the American Relay League, Amateur call sign K7OKL. He was chief photographer for the Seaside Police Department from 1988 to 1994, and a lifelong active outdoorsman. He was very happy to have a street named after him in Gearhart, Oregon - Kershul Circle. His experience of a lifetime was riding in the cockpit of the Concorde supersonic airplane between New York and London arranged for him by his daughter Kris. His wife Pat predeceased him on September 10, 1994. Survivors include Kristine Kershul of Seattle, Washington, Bill and Dee Kershul, Colbert, Washington; Patty (Kershul) and Mark Bowman of Beaverton, Oregon, and grandchildren Cassandra (Bowman) Stone and Blake Bowman of Beaverton as well as nieces and nephews in Illinois, Idaho, Connecticut, and Colorado. A brother Dr. Victor W. Kershul preceded him in death in 2009. He had a very dear companion, Lennice Nichols of Gearhart, Oregon. A Memorial Service is to be held at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Seaside on Friday, June 17 at 11:00.
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Friday, June 17, 2016

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