John Shepard Funeral

John Shepard Funeral

Longtime teacher, coach, and administrator, John Shepard passed away on July 6.

During his years at Central Catholic, John held almost every position in the building. In his early years, he taught World History, PE, Biology, Christian Life, and Christian Marriage and Family. John also served as athletic director, basketball and baseball coach, freshman counselor, dean of students, and was vice principal, twice.

John was instrumental in the school's development and alumni relations efforts. As the leader of the school's development office for many years, he directed student fundraisers, oversaw annual giving, and was executive secretary and treasurer of the Alumni Board.

John was an extraordinary supporter of Central Catholic, a caring teacher, coach, and administrator, and he will be greatly missed in our community.

There will be a recitation of the rosary at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at All Saint's Catholic Church, 3847 N.E. Glisan St., Portland, OR 97232.

CLICK HERE to read The Oregonian obituary and sign the guest book.

If you would like to make a donation to Central Catholic in memory of John Shepard, please CLICK HERE.