Rainier Farmer, OSU Radiation Safety Officer, passed away at the Evergreen Hospice Center on June 5 after a brave but short battle with cancer.
His high degree of professionalism, expertise, and thoroughness will be greatly missed by his staff and the campus community. Rainier’s care and consideration for people around him was evident in his many community service activities, and he leaves a legacy as an extremely dedicated husband, father, mentor, musician, and friend.
Rainier earned his degrees at OSU – a BS in Business Management (1983) and an MS in Public Health (1991). He was appointed Radiation Safety Officer in 1990. In addition to managing the Radiation Safety Office, Rainier was active in several on- and off-campus committees, including chairing the Alternative Transportation Advisory Committee for several years.
A service to honor his life will be held Sunday, June 29, at 1 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center (489 NW Water Ave, Albany). Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Associates Inc. of Corvallis, where Rainier was a longtime board member.