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David Warren Passmore

May 26, 1965 — March 21, 2024


David was born and lived his full life in Portland, Oregon. He was a beloved son to parents, Warren Anthony Passmore and Dorothy Jane (Remlinger) Passmore. David graduated from Cleveland High School, Class of 1983. In the early years following high school, he worked for the Portland Public School District as a custodian. He loved working at Grout Elementary School in Southeast Portland, where he grew up and attended grade school. Throughout the years, David moved to Northwest Portland to be near his sister, Linda Passmore, to work as a service attendant for Pacific Northwest Petroleum of Washington County. David had an incredible spirit that personified our family legacy of faith, family, and hard work each and every day. He appreciated what he had, including the people in his life, his possessions (David loved his bike and the independence it afforded him), and his relationship with the Lord. 

David was an active parishioner at Our Lady of Sorrows and St Ignatius Catholic Churches. From the time David was baptized as a child at Our Lady of Sorrows and received all of his sacraments, David carried out his childhood faith by attending Mass regularly through adulthood. David rejoiced in keeping a close connection with his Godparents, Mr. and Mrs. Custard, until they passed away. David had a deep love for his family and our family gatherings. During his childhood, he was surrounded by immediate family and lots of cousins and aunts and uncles. He cherished playing board games, cards, hide n' seek, rolling down grassy hills, music, climbing trees, gazing at stars, and riding bikes. David saw the best in everything! And, he had the best laugh and kept any situation upbeat and positive. It was always joyful to reminisce with David. He loved going out to dinner or enjoying a smoothie and connecting with family and catching up on life's events. Naturally, David always made us laugh and hug one another. We miss and love David so much. He loved his given brotherly nickname, "The Rooster" for his beautiful reddish hair and kindest soul. David always looked out for other people. He was so caring and gentle, and will live on forever in our hearts. He was an amazing brother, son, uncle, cousin and friend. "We love you!, We miss you!" - the words that concluded every phone call and visit.

David is survived by his siblings, Mary Joan (Passmore) Estep of Tigard, Oregon; Michael Anthony Passmore and his wife, Joan Edith Burton-Passmore of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Linda Ann Passmore of Portland, Oregon; and Jennifer Marie (Passmore) Schulz and her husband Michael Fritz-Hans Schulz of Bandon, Oregon. David also leaves behind his nieces, Christa Lynn (Passmore) Applegate and her husband Tommy Applegate; Cara Ann (Passmore) Cowan and her husband Nolan Cowan; and Elli Anne-Marie Schulz of Bandon, Oregon; and his nephew, Alexander Hans-Fritz Schulz; along with great nephews, Elijah Ayden Applegate of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Reece Hakoda Cowan of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and an amazing amount of first, second, and third generation cousins from The Family Olson, The Family Remlinger, The Family Head, and The Family Ryan. David was proceeded in death and has returned to the company of his parents, Warren Anthony Passmore and Dorothy Jane (Remlinger) Passmore; his Grandma Genevieve (Niehuser) Remlinger and Grandpa Charles Remlinger; and his Grandma Anna (Kinney) Passmore and Grandpa Seymour Passmore. 

A Private Committal Service will be held on May 31, 2024 at 2:30 pm at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
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333 SW Skyline Blvd, Portland, OR 97221

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