Published: August 9, 2012 12:00AM, Midnight, Aug. 9
Bruce Allen Scharen of Gresham, formerly of Eugene, died July 27 of cancer. He was 73. No service is planned.
He was born March 23, 1939, in Eugene to Bill and Dorothy Wills Scharen. He married Sharon Saal on May 13, 1975, in Stevenson, Wash.
He attended Condon Grade School and Roosevelt Junior High and graduated from Crow High School in 1957. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1966. He served in the Coast Guard Reserve and retired as lieutenant commander. He worked as the safety manager at International Paper in Reedsport, Longview, Wash., and Portland. He later worked at the Timber Operators Council until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife; a brother, David Scharen of Eugene; and a sister, Merle Englehart of Eugene.
Arrangements by Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham