PORTLAND – A victim killed in the Clackamas Town Center shooting Tuesday was described by family and friends as a passionate man with a zest for life and a belief in others that touched the lives of countless people.
Steven Mathew Forsyth, 45, of West Linn was one of two victims killed by the gunman, who then took his own life.
Forsyth died of a single gunshot wound to the head.
"Steven Mathew Forsyth was a loving husband, father of two children, son, brother, uncle, youth sports coach and friend to the many people who had the privilege to meet him,” his family said in a statement.
“Steve was one of the most passionate people with a true entrepreneurial spirit that drove him to start his business, Coastoms. He had a great sense of humor and a zest for life," the statement read. "He had vision and a belief in others that brought great joy and value to many lives. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.”
Forsyth worked for Entercom radio for nearly a decade. His wife still works there and many of the people in the office knew him well.
"Our family is hurting from losing a great person and our heart goes out to Carla and their two children," Entercom General Manager Tim McNamara said. "We're going to do everything we can to support them during this horrible time."
A memorial service was scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, December 17 at the Rolling Hills Community Church in Tualatin.
The Forsyth Family Assistance Fund was set up at Pacific West Bank.
Cindy Ann Yuille, 54, of Northeast Portland, was also killed in the shooting, and 15-year-old Kristina Shevchenko suffered injuries to her right lungs and liver after she was shot multiple times.