Gregory Robert Kallas

June 18, 1968 to October 29, 2013 -

Gregory Robert KallasGregory Robert Kallas was known for his quick wit, great smile, integrity and loyalty. His perseverance in battling lifelong Crohn’s and chronic Lyme disease was an inspiration to many. While these were major challenges in his life, he died on Oct. 29, 2013 of an unknown congenital heart defect.

Greg was born in Seattle, Wash., but Lake Oswego became his family home in 1976. He graduated from Lakeridge High School in 1987 where he was voted Most Inspirational Student. Greg earned an accounting degree from the University of Puget Sound in 1991. While there he joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity, where his outgoing personality made him many lifelong friends. Greg earned a Certified Public Accounting license in 1995.

Greg met Laura Baus on a blind date in 2008 and they married on Feb. 6, 2010. She was a love specially crafted just for Greg and he enjoyed nothing more than to make her laugh with his unique and silly sense of humor.

In addition to his wife, Laura Kallas of Portland, Greg leaves his parents, Tom and Elaine Kallas of West Linn; his sister and brother-in-law, Jill and Chip Maronde of Tualatin; paternal grandmother Irene Forsythe of Edmonds, Wash; and a loving extended family and many friends.

A celebration of Greg’s life will be held on Sunday, Nov.17 at noon at The Oregon Golf Club, 25700 SW Petes Mountain Road, West Linn, 97068.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society or Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon.