In Memory

Roger Propst

Roger Propst


A private service is planned.

Mr. Propst was born Aug. 24, 1953, in Klamath Falls. He died Sept. 16, 1994, of pulmonary complications of AIDS. He was 41.

An actor, model and investment analyst, Mr. Propst graduated from Lake Oswego High School in 1971. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon and a master's from New York University.

Survivors are his father, Jack of Woodburn; brother, Rodney of Stayton; and aunt, LaVerne Slusser of Tigard.

Remembrances: Cascade AIDS Project, 620 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 300, Portland 97204.

Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) - Monday, September 19, 1994

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02/08/11 11:27 PM #1    

Barry Foster

I didn't know Roger well in high school (we had a couple of classes together) and I didn't know him at all after.  I have just heard from his older brother, Rod, who was in LO Class of '69.  Roger graduated with honors from U of O and was offered a full ride to U of O Med School.  He decided to go to New York and try out professional acting.  He got a few commercial gigs but then not much came of it.  He went to grad school in NYC for a masters and then took a job on Wall Street.  He was very successful there.  He moved then to Texas for another job and finally back to the Portland area.  He had contracted AIDS in New York and caught it early enough that there were no real effective drugs to combat the progression.  He died in the mid 90's.  Rest in peace, Roger

02/24/11 02:36 AM #2    

Wende Stitt

I remember reading the class will at graduation including Roger's contribution:

"I, Roger Probst, leave the English Department... my dangling participle."

Roger Probst was a gem. 

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