- Harold Kaiser, 56, passed away Monday, July 27, 2009 at Salem
also known as Hal by his friends and colleagues, was born on May
17, 1953 in Longview, Washington to John and Ruth Kaiser.
He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from
Western Washington University where he met Theresa (Tere), his
wife of 29 years. Hal
was a dedicated educator who cared deeply for his students.
He began teaching in the Mill City-Gates School District
where he spent his first 16 years. He became a school administrator and served as assistant
principal at both Lebanon Middle and High Schools. He was principal at Kennedy High School in Mt. Angel for 10
years and spent the last 5 years of his career as principal at
Parrish Middle School in Salem.
working in his yard, boating, and sporting events of all kinds. He spent many years officiating, coaching, and cheering his
children on from the sidelines.
He also followed Oregon State football and Mariner
baseball. He was committed to programs that were directed at helping
the youth in the community including food banks and needy children
Hal was a
devoted family man. He
is survived by his wife Theresa, children; Andy (Katie), Kaitlyn,
and Casey; his mother Ruth Kaiser, and his three sisters; Francis
Rutledge, Barbara (Pete) Villa, and Kathryn (Bob) Sturgill.
He was preceded in death by his father John Kaiser.
will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2009, at 10:00 A.M. at
Immaculate Conception Church in Stayton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hal Kaiser
Memorial Fund in care of Parrish Middle School, 802 Capitol
Street, Salem OR 97301. Arrangements entrusted to Weddle