Allan Thomas Brown
April 30, 1955 - Nov. 12, 2021
Allan Thomas "Herr" Brown died Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 of natural causes after battling cancer and health issues complicated by alcohol use disorder. His two children and sister were by his side when he passed.
Born in Detroit, Mich., Allan grew up in New Mexico and Arizona, before moving to Portland to attend Lewis & Clark College. While in school, Allan studied abroad in Austria, and eventually moved to Munich, where he sang in the chorus for the Bavarian State Opera.
Upon returning to Oregon, Allan taught German for four decades at Oregon City High School, touching the lives of countless students and colleagues both in and out of the classroom. He coached girl's soccer, acted in school musicals and plays, advised Model United Nations, facilitated TAG seminars, and was a teachers' union rep and contract negotiator. Allan finally retired in 2020 due to his health, but continued to connect with students throughout his life.
Allan is survived by his daughter, Claire "Claire Bear"; son, Alex "Lex"; sister, Cindy; and two brothers, Norman and Roger.
Please join us to celebrate Allan's life at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, at the OCHS Theater. Please wear casual attire and a mask. A scholarship fund is being created in Allan's name for the World Languages department at OCHS. Details to be provided at the celebration of life.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
Published by The Oregonian from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2021.