In Memory

Roger Propst

Roger Propst

Roger James Propst died September 16, 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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