George W. Hauswirth: Nov. 21, 1942 – May 27, 2015

July 2015 Posted in People

George W. Hauswirth was often referred to as a “Renaissance Man” because of his many and varied talents.

He was born to George W. Hauswirth II and Annis B. Hauswirth in Coronado, Calif. on Nov. 21, 1942. He passed away May 27, 2015 at the Edward F. Tokarski Hospice Home in West Salem. He was 72 years old.

A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, July 26, 2 to 5 p.m. at the Chemeteka Eola Vitaculture Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Road NW, Salem.

George was an artist working in a variety of media including sculpture, jewelry, paint and mixed media.

He and his wife Brenda owned BreGe’ Designs for 32 years in Salem and operated the Silver Creek Gallery in downtown Silverton for seven years.

They were awarded the Silverton Business of the Year in 2003 and were instrumental in developing a number of art-related events, including the Silverton Fine Arts Festival, which began in 2001.

George was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease eight years ago, but continued working in his art studio until just weeks before his death.

He loved food and was well-known for the desserts he served at dinners and open houses for family, friends and clients.

Motorcycling was also a passion. He and Brenda would take rides to clear their minds from the rigors of running a business, and they also took longer road trips.

George proudly served in the United States Air Force in Alaska and Turkey during the 1960s.

He is survived by his beloved wife Brenda of 32 years, sons Keith and Jacob Hauswirth, brother Dennis Hauswirth, and the many friends and family whom he loved and who loved him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Edward F. Tokarski Home.

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