Richard C. Stern of Eugene died March 26 at the age of 81. His family chose not to list the cause of death. Stern was born Nov. 11, 1921, in Perth Amboy, N.J., to Konrad and Irene Bolster Stern. He married his wife, Janie Sue, in Charleston, S.C., on Aug. 7, 1948. She died Aug. 5, 2002. He served for four years with Gen. Clare Chenault and the Flying Tigers. He also performed with an orchestra to entertain the troops. He worked as an assistant chief chemist at Airco Alloys in Charleston for 23 years before being employed with the security division of the South Carolina State Ports Authority for 11 years. He moved to Eugene in 1988 and was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. His interests included trains and he owned a model train collection. He was an accomplished musician and played the saxophone, the clarinet and the piano. He enjoyed his poodle dogs, wildlife and traveling. No service is planned. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene. Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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