John Gerald Duyn
November 12, 1952 - April 30, 2014
John Duyn departed this life into the arms of our Lord on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
John was born to Carl Duyn and the late Donna Duyn of Carlton, Oregon. John graduated from Jesuit High School in 1970 and received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Santa Clara University in 1974.
John, the highly respected and successful CEO of Carlton Farms, grew the business over the last 40 years. Carlton Farms' high-end pork products are served in many of the finest restaurants and grocery stores in the Pacific Northwest. His never-ending dedication and commitment to excellence never overshadowed his devotion to his "family" of employees. His greatest satisfaction was being a "father" & friend to all. His generosity of time and talent was matched only by his kindness to give of his treasures to those less fortunate. His cherished Jesuit High School and the Trappist Abbey were among his favorite beneficiaries.
John had the gift of charisma and all those who were in his presence were captivated with his charm and easy going spirit. John's never-ending selfless acts of kindness personified his inner beauty. He found great solace in the beauty of God's earth and enjoyed everything outdoors… golfing, hunting, fishing, skiing, walking, hiking, rafting…
John was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Duyn (2010) and his beloved first wife, Susan Moore Duyn (1981). He is survived by his loving wife and devoted partner of 32 years, Rita O'Hara Duyn.
In lieu of flowers and in celebration of John's life & in tribute to his philanthropic legacy in his beloved community, memorial donations may be made to Jesuit High School or the Trappist Abbey, in care of Macy & Son Funeral Home. In remembrance of a man who made it his daily practice of warmly touching everyone's life…we invite you to do a random act of kindness in his memory.
A public visitation will be held at Macy & Son Funeral Home in McMinnville, OR on Friday, May 9th from 5pm-7pm.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 10th, at 11:00am at Jesuit High School Performing Arts Center in Portland, OR.