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November 9, 1936 to October 6, 2019, Art Israelson, age 83 passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at his home in Gresham, after a long battle with chronic heart failure.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Arthur 'Art'Edward IsraelsonNovember 9, 1936 to October 6, 2019

Art Israelson, age 83, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at his home in Gresham, after a long battle with chronic heart failure.

Parkrose was home to Art as he served as a Firefighter and EMT for 32 years. Art retired from service while rowing his raft down the Grand Canyon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ethel Israelson. Gresham became home for Art and his wife, Kathryn, following their marriage on the bank of the Clackamas River in 1992.

Art is survived by his wife, Kathryn; daughter, Kathy Benson; son-in-law, Greg Carver; son, Andrew Israelson; grandson, Jeff Benson; step-daughter, Laura Richard; step-granddaughter, Carly Richard and foster sister, Laurel Schieber.

A memorial gathering will be held at 3:00p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at: Glenn Otto Community Park (Sam Cox Building) 1102 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060 (casual attire).

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.advantagegateway.com for the Israelson family.

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