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Arthur H. Allen ’36

Arthur Herman Allen ’36, February 13, 2004, in Portland. Art earned a bachelor’s degree from Reed in physics. In 1938 he married Gladys Nealond; they had two sons. Following graduation he worked for West Made Desk, becoming assistant superintendent. He formed a partnership in a company, Corona Case Company, in 1939. During World War II, he sold his interests and worked for the war effort, supervising vocational training products. In 1946 he joined Goodyear Rubber & Asbestos (Fabricon), and became vice president of the company before retiring in 1982. His interests and hobbies included bowling, woodworking, metal working, plumbing and electrical work, clock repair, and travel. Art was a 58-year member of Kiwanis. Survivors include his sons, and two stepdaughters; his brother; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Gladys died in 1986. A second wife, Jane Lowe, whom he married in 1991, died in 2002.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2004

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