Christopher Brian Supalla

Christopher Brian Supalla
Date Of Birth: 11/04/1988
Date of Death: 05/29/2021

Chris was born in Portland, Oregon to Brian and Mary Supalla. He was raised in Beaverton, Oregon where he attended Holy Trinity Catholic School and Jesuit High School. He attended Oregon State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance, graduating Cum Laude in 2012. Upon graduation, he worked for Precision Castparts as a Tax Analyst from 2012 to 2021. Chris was a resident of Tigard, Oregon.

Chris was a handsome, genuinely kind, funny and caring person throughout his 32 years. He had a knack for clowning around and making lame jokes that brought joy to everyone he was with. Chris’s talent for music started when he learned piano in elementary school. Later, he became a skillful self-taught guitarist who loved to jam with his buddies. Chris loved taking risks to challenge nature from an early age. He learned to ride a bike at 4 years old which led to performing tricks while BMX biking. His pursuit of greater biking adventures grew into a passion for downhill mountain biking where he blasted down the trails of Hood River, Oregon and Whistler, B.C. He was often seen performing jaw-dropping aerial tricks on his bike, stunning those around him. Chris’s love of conquering the trails also extended to 4-Wheelin’ in his Jeep Wrangler. With his Wrangler he took on challenging trails, climbing over logs and boulders, and plowing through the rugged trails of the Tillamook Forest. In pursuit of greater challenges Chris learned rock climbing with his girlfriend Karen and sister Laura. They embarked on numerous trips scaling the climbing sites around the Pacific Northwest.

Chris will forever be remembered by his life of Awesomeness & Fun. We are proud of his many accomplishments, saddened by his loss, and will love him Forever. May he Rest in Peace.

Chris was preceded in death by his Grandparents, John & Helen Supalla of New Richland, Minnesota and Clifford & Eunice Kappell, and Uncle Stephen Kappell of Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

He was survived by his parents Brian & Mary Supalla of Beaverton, and sisters Kara Supalla of Salem and Laura Supalla (Mark McConnell) of Ridgefield, WA, girlfriend Karen de Vera of Portland, Uncles Bill Supalla of Fairmont, MN and Mark Supalla (Sharon) of Franklin, TN, Robert Kappell of Tucson, AZ (Jossie), Aunt Martha Kemp (John) of Egg Harbor, WI , and numerous cousins, along with family dogs Walker, Junior, Roma, and Lana.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday June 4, 2021, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Beaverton, Oregon.

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  1. Jim Puetz says:

    Chris was a great employee. He was really hitting his stride the past few years by taking on more responsibility and adding value. I really appreciated the work he was doing in my area of responsibility because I could count on him to perform at a very high level and be a great team player. I was very much looking forward to observing his career development as he was shifting into another gear in terms taking on a broader role. I’m glad to read about his other pursuits outside the office and how much he enjoyed them. He will be missed at Precision Castparts Corp.

  2. Camille McGinnis says:

    Chris was truly one of the best house mates someone could have. He was my first friend in Portland when I moved here. He took care of me like a little sister. He made me laugh all the time and was the best listener ever. Im really going to miss Chris. I am sending love to his family, girlfriend and close friends.

  3. M. Merrill says:

    Chris was an amazing individual that always made the best corniest jokes. He never failed to bring a smile to anyone’s face. When I first met Chris, I found him to be extremely likable thanks to a combination of a great sense of humor and a big heart. He was always looking out for his friends and made sure everyone was having a good time. I will miss our time climbing as a group with and Karen, but I know he’ll forever be remembered in our little climbing group.

  4. Dan & Deb Lyndgaard says:

    Deb and I were so saddened to hear about Chris. Losing a child or sibling is an incredible tragedy for all of your family. Please accept our most sincere condolences.

  5. Alex Abelson says:

    I am totally heartbroken to hear about Chris’s passing. I went to college with Chris at Oregon State University. We met through mountain biking and spent many weekends together out on the trails and cruising around the Pacific Northwest. Chris had an infectious sense of humor and could always make me laugh. He inspired me with his fearlessness on his bike. He was a goofy and fun person to be around and it really hurts to know that he hurt so deeply. Despite our limited time together I am extremeley saddened by his sudden passing.

    I will miss the kid – he was truly one-of-a-kind. And I am so sorry and heartbroken for his family and friends.

    Hope you’re shredding in heaven on your green V-10, Chris.

    Much love,
    Alex

  6. Joyce Yam says:

    I am beyond sad. I think of you so often. I think of you when you were little, and when you were in middle school. I have memories of you driving to high school with your sweatshirt hood pulled up, and I worried about your being able to see things clear. I think of you asking your mom to create your fav dinners. I remember you working on all of your awesome bikes. I just think of you. Your friend, Joyce

  7. Fernando says:

    I am in completely disbelieve right now . Just learned about just now. I will miss Chris so much.
    He is part of our Mafia jeep club. We used to go wheeling all the time.. he was a special kid!! Will miss him so much..

  8. David says:

    I am so sorry, I am at such a loss for words right now. I only knew Chris briefly from summer bar four-wheel-drive and adventures he was a really nice young man is from what I can remember

  9. Thomas Mittemeyer says:

    I didn’t know Chris but certainly know his sister Kara.. And I’m so sad to hear this news.. Kara my deepest condolences to you my friend.. and to your family. Time is short. Live it well as it sounds like your brother did. I already know you do your best. Anytime I’m always here just holler at me.. Be well my friend. Thomas

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