By Tony Platt’s family

Tony Platt and Midnight
Tony with Midnight, showing off his patented piggy-back-ride trick. Midnight came to Tony as a frightened pup that was evidence in a criminal case and was adopted out 15 months later as a happy, well-adjusted dog with several tricks in his repertoire.

Tony Platt (Electrical Eng. ’07) passed away unexpectedly on May 21, 2012, at age 28. Tony was one of seven children raised by Mark and Kathy Platt in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He had four brothers—Mark, Danny, Nathan, and his twin, Chris—and two sisters, Emily and Betsy. We will always remember Tony for his intelligence, compassion, witty sense of humor, and contagious smile.

After earning a degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State, Tony was working toward an MBA at Portland State University while working full-time as a sales engineer at Analog Devices. Despite a full schedule, he successfully balanced work, school, sports, and volunteer work. For example, he regularly fostered dogs that needed a home prior to being adopted, and in 2011 the Oregon Humane Society awarded him the Diamond Collar Hero Award. He was also an amazing athlete who played soccer, basketball, and golf.

We have created the TP Forever Foundation ( to ensure that Tony’s memory lives on. The foundation will support the TP Forever Memorial Scholarship Fund at Oregon State and the work of the Oregon Humane Society. To raise money for these charitable causes, the TP Forever Foundation will host the inaugural TP Forever Memorial Golf Tournament at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club on October 22, 2012. Please join us at the tournament to celebrate Tony’s life while supporting these two great causes that were dear to his heart.


Tony Platt golfing
Tony enjoys a round of golf in Hawaii.
Tony Platt Family Photo
Platt family photo. Tony (at left in striped sweater) is surrounded by his brothers, sisters, and parents.
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