Jerry A. Cain

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Jerry A. Cain passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the home of his daughter, Sarah Cain, in Portland, Ore., following a lengthy battle with multiple sclerosis and a brief acute illness due to his MS.
Jerry was born March 14, 1939, in Troy, to his parents Ralph W. and Edythe (Hawkey) Cain.
He graduated from Troy High School in 1957 and from the University of Cincinnati in 1962.
Jerry never allowed MS to slow him down.
He followed a number of family traditions: his career in commercial art (his father); two years in the Navy (his grandfather); gardening and a love of traveling (his mother); and the joys of fine dining (many generations of the Cain and Hawkey families).
He particularly loved the city of Chicago, but moved to Portland at 60 years of age to be closer to his daughter and grandson, Biko.
In Portland, he continued to enjoy the local symphony, art and history museums, dining out and chess, all while stylishly dressed.
Jerry also loved being outdoors and doing anything from hiking and camping to canoeing, as well as all forms of air travel including parachuting and flying in helicopters and gliders.
Memories of many happy adventures and special occasions will be fondly recalled by Jerry's daughter, Sarah; and grandson, Biko, and Sarah's friend, Ty Overeem, all of Portland, his sister, Martha of Troy; and our special family member, Kathy, as well as several cousins and awesome friends.
A celebration of Jerry's life will be held in Sarah's garden in Portland next summer.
All who knew and cared for him are invited; contact Martha Cain for further information at

Published in Piqua Daily Call on Nov. 29, 2012
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