Gerald "Jerry" Fort
1939 - 2021
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Gerald 'Jerry' Fort
Sept. 2, 1939 - April 30, 2021
Gerald "Jerry" Fort, 81 of Corbett, Ore., died peacefully April 30, 2021 after a long battle with E-Coli from open heart surgery in July 2020. He was survived by his wife of 57 years, Connie Fort; son, Robert (Becky) Fort of Sumter, S.C.; daughter, Carrie Fort-Ludwig (Scott) of Oregon City, Ore.; son, Mike (Michelle) Fort of Corbett, Ore.; six grandchildren, Brittany, Shannon, Josie, Danielle, Lane, and Morgan; and one great-grandchild, Emmaline. He is also survived by three sisters; one brother; and he was preceded in death by two siblings.
Jerry honorably served in the United States Navy for four years during the Korean Conflict. He retired as a machinist from Boeing Aircraft in Portland, Ore., after 25 years. Jerry was a member of East Hill Church since 1980 and served in various capacities. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, feeding the birds and his grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m., June 19, 2021, at East Hill Church Family in Gresham, Ore. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Apple of His Eye Charity ( or Good News Community Health Center (
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Published in The Oregonian from May 11 to May 16, 2021.
Celebration of Life
10:00 AM
East Hill Church Family
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June 17, 2021
You are a good man Jerry and you will be missed... I will see you again my friend...Save me a place at the table.
Jim Stanhope
May 30, 2021
I’m so very sorry for your loss of such a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa. I knew Jerry from when he volunteered at Legacy Mount Hood and I went to nursing school with Connie. I always enjoyed talking and laughing with Jerry. Your family is in my prayers. I know he will be fondly remembered!
Shannon Muse
May 25, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He was a bright and positive face and voice for many years at the Seniot Lunch at the Columbia Grange. Jerry always brought levity, tinged with a realistic slant, to every conversation. The men and women who knew him through the Helping Hands program always knew that when they saw him, he would greet each by name and impart a helpful message. Jerry was one of the ery good people of the generation who honored country faith, and family. My son and I will miss him.
Michelle Abramson
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