Craig L. Overhage
Craig L. Overhage was born May 20, 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and passed away peacefully on December 10, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.
Craig received his BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 1983 and was granted their Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer award in 2006. He earned his MS in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University in 1989 and was welcomed into their Academy of Distinguished Engineers in 2007.
Craig and his wife Kim moved to Oregon after college to start their careers at Tektronix, where Craig worked his way up from an entry-level engineer to Senior Vice President, acquiring multiple patents along the way. Craig later transferred to Danaher and became Vice President of Danaher Business Systems. In 2019, Craig was awarded Danaher's Innovation Recognition Lifetime Achievement Award.
Craig was known in his family and community as a big- hearted maverick, encouraging and helping all those around him to push boundaries in making the world a better place. He loved his family deeply and adored his 5- month-old granddaughter. Craig was an avid runner, admirer of all things streamline moderne, and world traveler, not to mention his fondness for performance driving with his daughter Kirsten and quickwitted repartee with his daughter Lindsay.
Craig's legacy is carried on by his wife and partner-in-crime of more than 36 years, Kimberly Overhage; his daughters, Kirsten Pedrosa (with Steven Pedrosa) and Lindsay Overhage; his granddaughter, Claire Pedrosa; his brothers, Marc Overhage (with Mary Brunner) and Eric Overhage (with Michelle Overhage); and his mother, Mary Lou Overhage. Craig is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Overhage.
A calling will be held December 18, 2019 at 10am, with a Celebration of Life at 11am, at the Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary in Portland, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Joyce Furman Memorial Endowment for Head and Neck Oncology at the OHSU Foundation, fund 17138, which will aid in the establishment of an endowed professorship in otolaryngology for head and neck cancers.