BEAVERTON — Edward Thomas Van Bemmel, a member of St. Cecilia Church, died Sept. 4. He was 89.
Mr. Bemmel was born Nov. 24, 1922, in Jersey City, N.J. In 1942, after graduation from St. Peter's Preparatory, he enlisted in the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and served on Liberty ships during World War II. He was a marine surveyor for 33 years.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Van Bemmel; three children, Meredith Long, Christopher Van Bemmel and Adrienne Banks; and four grandchildren.
Military honors will be held at Willamette National Cemetery at noon, Thursday, Sept. 13.