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Jonathan Alan Laitinen ’92

Jonathan Laitinen ’92, from injuries sustained in a car accident, March 26, 1999, while vacationing in Livingston, Montana. He was a math and science teacher at Parkrose High School, in Portland. He earned a master’s degree from Whitworth College in 1995 and then joined the faculty of Parkrose High School. He taught in the alternative program there and was the chairman of the science department. He was an advisor for the National Honor Society, taught credit recovery classes and drivers’ education, and helped out as a scorekeeper for the wrestling team. Students and faculty remember him as a dedicated and inspiring teacher who had taken a leadership role in the school. His other interests included snowboarding, fishing and hunting, and baseball, and he was credited with being instrumental in recent wins of the Reed alumni softball team. Survivors include his parents; two brothers; four sisters; and his grandparents.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 1999

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