Mayther, Christopher William 55 June 19, 1956, May 23, 2012, Chris has worn a plethora
of hats in his life, named by many as the "Renaissance Man." To remember Chris, we are having a
celebration of life on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Melody Ballroom, located at 615 SE Alder in Portland at 7 p.m.
"He was a very strong personality, and he could be imposing, just by his size and his personality," Salgado said. "But he
was the nicest guy on the planet with a huge heart, and he could never say no. We had a love of soul music and at one point
we were competitive because he had his band, the Mayther Brothers."
But that didn't last. Salgado described moments where Mayther used his size to literally lift Salgado out
of bad situations in bars, and, later, how Mayther, who also had a welding studio and a small painting and
the construction business, opened his home to him when he had no place else to turn.
"He was always there for me," Salgado said. "Had a job for me when I didn't have money.
He'd say, 'Why don't you come and play, and make a little side money.'"
--- Curtis Salgado