Richard Cecil Hire died Nov. 9. He was 85.

Mr. Hire was born Feb. 24, 1928, in Condon to Cecil and Ruth ( Buckingham) Hire. He grew up in The Dalles, and after high school attended Clark Community College. He married Marilyn Disney in 1949. He graduated from Gonzaga University in 1951, and was hired by Price Waterhouse as an accountant in 1951. The family moved to New Jersey, and then back to the Pacific Northwest when Mr. Hire began working at Cascade Corporation. He worked his way up to CFO, treasurer of the board of directors, and later vice president, retiring in the mid 1980s.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn; parents; sisters, Helen Flitcraft, Jean Hire, Linda Hire Hanes and Myrna Mead; and son, John Hire. He is survived by his son, James Hire (Linda); daughter, JoAnne "Joni" Hire (Harley); four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22, at St. Pius X Church. Memorial donations can be made to Gonzaga University.