Jay T. Rorick, 59, of 2032 N.E. Mason street, veteran Union Pacific railroad engineer, died suddenly Tuesday night in his home. Born in Bad Axe, Mich., he moved at an early age to The Dalles, where his father was a pioneer judge.
He served more than 42 years with the railroad, mostly as an engineer, but for several years as road foreman of engines.
Survivors include the widow, Gladys; a son, Jay T., Salem; a daughter, Mrs. Carol Hird, Atherton, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Faye Condon, North Hollywood, Cal., and a brother, E.H. Rorick, The Dalles.
Funeral service and burial will be Friday in The Dalles under the direction of the Smith-Calloway funeral home.
Source: The Oregonian, September 11, 1952.