Thomas Joseph Lindell
Thomas Joseph Lindell passed away October 25, 2018 in Portland, Oregon after a long illness. Tom was born August 16, 1966, in Roseburg, Oregon, to Thomas D. Lindell and Josephine E. Lindell. He grew up in Portland and graduated from Wilson High School in 1984, and the University of Oregon Honors College in 1988.
Tom lived in Seattle and Portland, working primarily in IT. He was also a published writer, with a gift for the language that was a life-long passion. He loved the theatre, music, science fiction, Shakespeare, and the several fine dogs with whom he shared his life. Tom brought tremendous wit and expression to all that he did, and will be deeply missed.
Tom was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. He is survived by his mother, Josephine; his sister Betsy (Jay) Bress; his nephew, Matthew; his niece, Molly; his step-mother Janet Lindell; his step-sisters Sharon (Tim) Farra, Theresa Bemis (Jim Brown), Susan Candello, Linda Candello (Moss Drake) and their children; as well as many cousins, aunts, and uncles.
A celebration of Tom's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at Hillsdale Community United Church of Christ, 6948 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219, with a reception to follow. Remembrances may be made to Oregon Food Bank or Oregon Dog Rescue. Cremation and burial, and private interment by Riverview Cemetery Funeral Home.