Edward Judson 'Tom' Sale
Edward Judson "Tom" Sale ("Chic" to his closest friends) passed away January 10, 2021, after a short battle with vascular disease.
Tom was born in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. He went by "Tom" at an early age because he was so tiny as a baby his Mother called him little Tommy Thumb and it stuck, but his nickname with his buddies was "Chic."
He went to Oakville-Trafalgar High School. He loved sports and passed that on to his sons. He was a catcher in baseball and wore the "tools of ignorance" proudly. He coached hockey and was truly a great coach. He coached the San Diego Amateur Hockey Association's "travel teams", the regional all-stars who would go on to compete in state and national championships. At least one of his players went on to play professionally.
He worked for many years as the Personnel Manager and Public Relations Manager for Illinois Tool Works, ITW, first in Toronto, then Chicago, and finally San Diego. After leaving ITW he went on to do corporate reorganizations and career counseling with The Executive Group.
Tom is survived by his three children, Robin, Bob, and Jeff; and three grandchildren, Vide, John, and Christine. He was preceded in death by his parents, Teresa and Edward Sr.; and his wife, Sue Patterson-Sale.
Due to the current pandemic, the immediate family is having a private service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Tom's name to either the OHSU Foundation or the Portland Food Bank.