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Todd Eugene French of Portland died unexpectedly Sept. 26, 2017. Born April 15th, 1967 to Gayle Arbutus (Sewell) and Philip Eugene French in Traverse City, MI. He married Kimberly Ann (Fife) on August 5, 1989. Together they raised two talented, much beloved sons.
Todd's professional accomplishments included: a Bachelors from Michigan Technological University, then continued with a Masters and Doctorate in Physics from the University of Illinois. After 11 years, working in medical technology, he returned to school earning a Law Degree from Lewis and Clark becoming a Patent attorney with Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law.
Todd's impressive credentials pale in comparison to the fullness of his personal life and interests. He was an active member of Lake Oswego United Methodist Church; an avid outdoorsman, devoted bowler, and wine enthusiast. He was a consummate student and teacher sharing himself in countless ways. Most importantly, his life overflowed with spirit of kindness, generosity, and deep love for family. Todd French didn't demand anything, but he inspired much: respect, laughter and love. He also refused to wear socks.
Todd is preceded in death by his parents and survived by his wife, Kimberly, sons Coel Alexander and Connor Chase; brother Tim (Kathy) French of Little Rock, AR; sister Tammi (Mike) DiRenzo of Broomfield, CO; Tracy (Renee) French of Conifer, CO; Sister-in-Law Tracy (Randy) Johnson of Fairplay, CO; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In lieu of flower the family requests that donations be made to the Marfan Foundation, Oregon Humane Society or Lake Oswego UMC's Sunday Morning Alive Worship.
Published on October 1, 2017
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