Thomas P. Deering

Portland, OR

Thomas P. Deering (Tom) February 15, 1929 - March 8, 2005

Tom practiced law from 1956 until his 1999 retirement from Stoel Rives in Portland, Oregon as a specialist in retirement and other employee benefit plans. He authored many publications and commentaries. He also lectured extensively for the American Law Institute-American Bar Association, the Association of Private Pension and Welfare Plans, the Western Pension and Benefits Conference, the Oregon State Bar and other local and regional organizations.

He was a mentor to many, both professionally and personally. It meant a lot to Tom to be an ACEBC Fellow, and to have received the Distinguished Member Award of the Portland Chapter of the Western Pension and Benefits Council. True to his belief in the importance of public service, Tom contributed many hours for the good of his community as a board member and often as a lead officer for many service organizations and educational institutions.

Tom loved the outdoors, spending many hours skiing and hiking in the Northwest Cascades with family and friends. He also loved art and literature, collecting many fine works from Northwest artists and almost never missing a meeting of his Tuesday Morning Book Club.