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THE DALLES, Ore. - Bradley "Dick" Thomas Corcoran, 67, a resident of The Dalles, died on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003.

Mass of Christian burial was held Monday at St. Peter's Catholic Church with the Rev. Todd Unger officiating. Interment was at The Dalles Odd Fellows Cemetery on Cherry Heights.

He was born on Oct. 21, 1935, in Harlem to Joseph and Delia (Corchane) Corcoran. He was raised in Box Elder and graduated from high school in Box Elder in 1952.

He entered the U.S. Army after high school and was discharged in 1954. He enrolled at Rocky Mountain College and graduated in 1961. He started teaching in Flora, Ore., and continued his teaching career in Kremlin and Packwood, Wash. He settled in Dallesport, Wash., in 1966. He taught at both Dallesport and Lyle schools before retiring in 1975. He and his wife, Diane, then started Transportion Services, contracting with Burlington Northern Railway to transport workers throughout Oregon and Washington. In 1988, he moved to Hammond, Ore., and moved to The Dalles in 2002.

He married his wife, Diane, on July 11, 1973, in Stevenson, Wash.

He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, and various other organizations. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and gardening.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert, and stepson, Ronald Williams.

Survivors include his wife, Diane of The Dalles; daughters, Charlene (Tom) Ames and Yvonne (Tim) Arbogast, all of Hood River, and Marsha (Chris) Highfield of Dufur, Ore .; son, Bradley (Debra) Corcoran Jr. of Meridian, Idaho; stepdaughters, Laura Fisher of Wilsonville, Ore., and Leslie Newman of Beaverton, Ore .; sister, Mary Ann Reum of Kremlin; brothers, Bert Corcoran of Havre and John Corcoran of Great Falls; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 380 SE Spokane St., No.110, Portland, OR 97202.

Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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