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Jared Robert Mehrlich April 27, 1976 - May 22, 2024

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Jared Robert Mehrlich. Jared was born in Portland, Oregon on April 27, 1976, and passed away May 22, 2024 at age 48. Jared fought cancer with fierce courage and strength of heart. He died peacefully at OHSU hospital.

He grew up in the Portland area, attended Glenfair Elementary School, and graduated from Reynolds High School. He graduated from Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix, AZ, where he specialized in Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Jared grew up enjoying camping, antiquing, and creating art. He was a free spirit who traveled around Oregon, living in various places including Mt. Hood. The central Oregon coast held a special place in his heart. He faced many challenges in life, and learned and grew through those challenges. Beneath his tough veneer he was an introspective thinker who cared deeply for friends and family. He found peace in nature. He enjoyed visiting the beach and eating a delicious crab cocktail. He loved animals, especially his faithful companions Sister and Lady. 

Jared is survived by his mother Rose Kuhnau, sister Erin Elm, and nephews Aidan and Ryan. He was preceded in death by his father Robert Mehrlich and stepmother Leslie Mehrlich.

Jared’s family wishes to express gratitude and appreciation to Multnomah County health care workers Mary and Elwood, whose care and compassion made a huge difference for many years in Jared’s life. 

We say goodbye to this wonderful soul who has been an important and unforgettable part of our lives. Jared will continue to be with us in spirit and will live on in our hearts. 

Memorial Service will be held June 15th, 1:00 pm, Courtyard Fountains, 1545 S.E. 223rd Avenue, Gresham, OR, in the Chinook Room. Remembrances may be made to the Oregon Humane Society. 

A Memorial Service will be held June 15th, 1:00 pm, Courtyard Fountains, 1545 S.E. 223rd Avenue, Gresham, OR, in the Chinook Room. Remembrances may be made to the Oregon Humane Society. 

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    Dianne says

    I met Jared when he would come into the Hoodland library in Welches. He always had something interesting to talk about. I hadn’t seen him in several years and I am sorry to hear of his passing.
    Please accept my condolences for your loss.

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