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Harold Richard Dedlow

August 27, 1953 - June 8, 2021

Harold Richard Dedlow, 67, passed away on June 8th, 2021, due to complications from Type 1, Juvenile Diabetes.  Harold was born in Albany, Oregon on August 27th, 1953, and was the oldest son of Doris and Richard Dedlow who preceded him in death.  He is survived by siblings Diane Dedlow-King from Vancouver, Washington, Tim Dedlow from Tualatin, Oregon, nephew and niece, Tyler Dedlow and Hannah Vandervelden and great-niece and great-nephew, Hazel and Porter Vandervelden.


Harold graduated from Bend Senior High School in 1971 as Chemistry Student of the Year.  He attended Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Oregon and graduated with a Physics degree with a concentration in Astronomy from the University of Oregon.


Harold lived in Albany, Bend, Eugene and most recently at Brookdale River Valley Assisted Living in Tualatin for the past 10 years.  He was beloved by residents and staff alike.  Among others, Harold’s passions were astronomy, genealogy, history and nature (especially birds).  He also very much enjoyed visiting State and National Parks.  Harold was a lifelong learner and was always eager to share his knowledge with others.  Harold very much loved his family, and our many family gatherings brought him great joy.  He will be dearly missed but, is always and forever in our hearts and memories.


Harold’s family will hold a celebration of life service at his sister Diane’s home in Vancouver, WA at the end of August.  The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to:  U of O Pine Mountain Observatory, pmo.uoregon.edu.


Any online memories and/or condolences you wish to share can be sent to: didela0412@gmail.com.

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