Brian Workman Obituary
April 21, 1953 - March 10, 2007
An extraordinary gentleman, Brian Weston Workman was killed at age 53 in an automobile accident on Saturday March 10, 2007.
He was born in Portland on April 21, 1953, the third son of Norman and Harriet Workman. Brian is survived by his wife, Susan; son, Jan, and daughter-in-law, Krystal; brothers, Stephen and Mark of Portland; sister, Patricia Sims of California; and 10 nieces and nephews.
Brian attended Sylvan School, West Sylvan School, graduated from Lincoln High School in 1971 and graduated from Oregon State University in 1975 where he received his degree in forest products. Brian worked in the forest products industry in Spokane, for a number of years before moving to Monterey, Calif., where he studied at the Monterey Institute and received his master's degree in international business administration. He later worked in Portland for US Bank.
From an early age Brian loved martial arts and specialized in hakkoryu jujitzu. He held the rank of shihan kaiden and traveled frequently to Japan for continuing studies. During his time in Spokane he worked closely with the Montana State Police Department sharing his expertise in self defense skills.
Brian was an extraordinarily loving, generous, thoughtful, and compassionate man. He always thought of others first and then acted on those thoughts to better their lives. He was the model of a loving husband who was whole heartedly devoted to his dear Susan. He was the strong pillar who held together his brothers and sister as they dealt with difficult situations these last few years. Brian was the fun uncle who would spend hours with his nieces and nephews concocting fun adventures and silly stories taking them to a different world where their imaginations would flourish.
Services are pending.
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