Steve Gentis, 76, of Tigard passed away Nov. 22 at his home. He was born March 31, 1941, in John Day. He attended John Day Grade School and graduated from Grant Union High School in 1959.
Between his junior and senior year of high school, he was seriously injured in a car accident and was confined to a wheelchair the rest of his life. This did not stop him. He attended and graduated from college with a degree in electronics. He worked in the computer and electronics field until his health began to deteriorate, forcing him to retire.
He taught computer and electronics classes in foreign countries and accomplished amazing feats during his career.
He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Terry Gentis; stepfather, Melvin Kite; and nephew, Mike Gentis.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Gentis, of Tigard; mother, Thelma Kite, of Prairie City; brother Walt Gentis and wife, Donna, of Canyon City; nephews John Gentis of Athena and Sherm Gentis of John Day; four great-nephews; and one great-niece.
Gentis’ hobbies included building antique clocks, woodworking, computers and electronics. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.