In memory of
John S. Biggi
John S. Biggi Dec. 26, 1925 - Dec. 6, 2017 John Steve Biggi, Sr., 91 of Beaverton, passed away Dec. 6, 2017 peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loved ones. The funeral for John will be held Jan. 25, 2018, at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Beaverton. Rosary will be at 10:30 a.m. and the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the Stockpot Restaurant. John was born Dec. 26, 1925, the son of Louis and Rose Biggi. He attended St. Cecilia's Grade School and Benson High School. At age 17 he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific during WWII. After the war John returned home to help his mother build her growing horseradish business (Beaverton Foods). He was a skilled mechanic, electrician, plumber and horseradish farmer. As the City of Beaverton grew around the family farm, John would develop many retail properties and restaurants that would become the center of Beaverton. He was a devoted Catholic and a member of St. Cecilia's and Holy Trinity Parishes. John was active in his community serving as President of the Beaverton Jaycee's and represented Beaverton as a Jaycee International Senator. Under his leadership the club accomplished many notable service projects. In his association with the Jaycee's, Beaverton Elks, Rotary, Italian Businessmen's and Beaverton Businessmen's Golf Club, he touched many lives and made dozens of life long friends. John loved to travel and explore, play golf and cards and dine out with friends and family. He enjoyed socializing, often entertaining his audiences with historical facts, stories and political discussions. John married Sharron Biggi (Christenson) June 27, 1981, they were married for 36 years. John and Sharron would spend their retirement together traveling and as Sunbirds, living in both Portland and Palm Desert. John was preceded in death by his grandson, Rocky Wilson. John is survived by his wife, Sharron; his sons, Steve Biggi (Laura), Mike Biggi (Diane), Vince Biggi (Lisa); and daughter, Gina Biggi Goeser; stepchildren, Brian Christenson (Quincie), Tammy Vaughn (Lester) and Doug Christenson; his grandchildren, Nicole, Jason, Brooke, Ian, Anna, Jake, Alexandra, Nicholas, Matthew and Jade; eight great-grandchildren; niece, Allison Rice (Kevin); his cousins in Genoa, Italy and many other family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to St. Cecilia's Church. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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