Arthur Raymond Moshofsky
Arthur Raymond Moshofsky, age 93, of Lake Oswego passed away on March 29, 2021.
Art was born January 13, 1928. One of seven children, he was raised on a family farm in Washington County. All seven siblings attended McKinley, then a oneroom schoolhouse, and they all graduated from Beaverton High School. Art played football for Beaverton. Family and football would turn out to be passions and favorite past times for Art.
Art and brother Gerry joined the armed forces together. Art served in the post WWII occupational forces stationed in Japan. Then, like all his siblings, Art attended and graduated from the University of Oregon. He studied accounting and received a degree in business. While there, he met and married Emily Jane Knecht. Art and Jane were married for 67 years and together they raised three children in Raleigh Hills before moving to Lake Oswego. Watching their children and grandchildren play and compete was a source of pride and joy.
Art went to work with his older brother Ed as a lumber wholesaler. Together they brokered lumber as Whipple-Moshofsky lumber company, and then found the opportunity to turn a bad debt into ownership of a small lumber mill - Fort Hill Lumber - in Grand Ronde. Art took great pride in developing that "bag of bolts" into a thriving mill. Ugly markets, bad breaks, and mill fires presented some of the many obstacles. But they continued to persevere, invest, innovate, and grow the mill through the down years, just long enough, that they were able to experience a few good markets along the way. They sold the mill in 1989 and left the lumber business.
Art and Ed were part of a loyal core of members of the Oregon Club of Portland. These diehard Duck football fans always found a way to find something positive to say about some ugly and devastating losses. Nevertheless, they loved the ducks, and hung on until they eventually started seeing some success in the program and facilities.
A man of faith, Art was predeceased by his wife Jane. He is survived by children Linda Hickerson, Dean Moshofsky (Sarah) and Doug Moshofsky (Julie). He has ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The family will have a memorial service at Finley Mortuary which is regrettably limited in number by COVID restriction. The family will record and share a video link to Art's memorial story to share with our friends that we are unable to receive and welcome in person.