OPRF mourns teacher

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By Michael Romain

Staff Reporter

The Oak Park and River Forest High School community is mourning the death of business education teacher Brian Davis, who died on Jan. 13 due to complications from cancer treatment, District 200 Supt. Joylynn Pruitt-Adams announced in an email sent out to families on Monday. 

"Brian was dearly loved and respected by so many of us, and to say that today will be a difficult day is a gross understatement," Pruitt-Adams said, adding that counselors and social workers were deployed Monday to provide support for students throughout the day. 

Arrangements for Davis are below:

Visitation: Friday, Jan. 17, 3 to 8 p.m., at Ahlgrim, 201 N. Northwest Highway in Palatine 

Funeral: Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m., at the Chapel Palatine, 431 N. Quentin Road in Palatine 

Michael Romain 

Email: michael@oakpark.com

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Sally Sugg from River Forest  

Posted: January 20th, 2020 5:57 PM

Mr. Davis was an amazing teacher and will be greatly missed by his students. My son transferred into OPRF as a junior and Mr. Davis welcomed him and helped him to feel like part of the school. My son is about to graduate from college and still talks fondly of his days in class with Mr. Davis.

Tom Tarrant  

Posted: January 19th, 2020 2:04 PM

Brian was an amazing teacher I loved working with him He was special in so many ways I was a special Ed teacher and he welcomed our kids to his gaming club even after graduation He was a great man He should be villager of the year

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