A service will be Saturday, March 10, 2001, in Seattle for John Checkett, who died Feb. 28 of cancer at age 60. Mr. Checkett was born May 30, 1940, in St. Louis. He graduated from Harris Teachers College in St. Louis and was an elementary school teacher for a short time. He received a master's degree from Saint Louis University in 1968 and worked for the Department of Defense and later for the Department of Labor. He became an area director for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program and moved to Portland in 1981. In 1984, he transferred to Chicago and later moved to Seattle where he worked as an ombudsman for the Department of Labor. He returned to Portland in October for medical reasons. In 1964, he married Martha Marlin; they later divorced.
Survivors his sons, Richard and Bradley; daughter, Laura Herr; mother, Mary; and brothers, Melvin and Michael.
Disposition is by cremation. The Family suggests remembrances to Saint Louis University. Arrangements are by Autumn Funerals & Cremations.