Kevin Peter Bert Birdeno, 67, of Astoria, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in Astoria.

He was born Nov. 12, 1944, in Astoria, to Kenneth and June Birdeno.

He attended Astoria schools. After high school, he worked for Port Plywood Mill in Astoria.

He served two years in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Germany.

In 1970, he married Teresa Bidema. They later divorced.

Upon his return from the service, Mr. Birdeno worked for Excel Services. He then became a member of the Laborers Union Local 320, working for most of his career at the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant in Rainier until he retired in 2005.

Family members said that as a young man, he enjoyed working on cars, playing pool and listening to the Beatles. He also enjoyed clam digging, sports and talking about the old days. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid animal lover, and one of his favorite things was going for drives with the dog, Buddy.  

He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Aaron Birdeno and Adrian and Tracy Birdeno, all of Astoria; two daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Timothy Barber of Astoria and Andrea and Daniel Steiner of Oceanside, Calif.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, John and Twila Birdeno of Buhler, Kan., Kent and Barbara Birdeno of Astoria and Greg Birdeno of Cottonwood, Ariz.; a sister, Lynn Chopping of St. Helens; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Hughes-Ransom Cremation and Mortuaries, 576 12th St. A reception will follow at the Astoria Elks Lodge, 453 11th St.

Private interment will be at Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Kevin Birdeno Memorial Fund, in care of Wauna Federal Credit Union, 100 Columbia Ave., Astoria, OR 97103.

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