BEAVERTON — James Joseph Link, a St. Cecilia Church member, died March 20. He was 75.

Mr. Link was born in Twin Falls, Idaho. He grew up in Medford, and graduated from Medford High School and attended the University of Portland before joining the United States Navy.  He married Grace Hertel in 1961. In 1977, he retired from the U.S Navy and they he and Grace moved back to Oregon. He finished his degree at Portland State University, and began a second career as a long-haul truck owner and operator.

He is survived by his wife; children, Jim Link (Diane); Janet Schwarz (Doug); Jeff Link; Julie Sheerin (Tim); Ken Link (Beth); Greg Link (Kathy); Kevin Link (Jessica); Paula Miller (John); and Chris Link (Kallan); and 23 grandchildren.

A private service will be held at St. Cecilia Church in Beaverton.