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Robert F. Kelly ’55

Robert F. Kelly ’55, August 13, 2002, in Arizona. Robert studied at Reed and earned an AA in middle management from Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona, in 1973. He worked in communication electronics for the U.S. Army for 27 years, living in Virginia and Arizona. He married Jacqueline J. Moore ’55 in 1955, and they raised five children. In retirement he worked with Jacqueline as a partner in their business, Citadel Enterprises, which focused on her weaving career. After several years of one-off prototypes, model shop, and patent prototypes, the couple developed a computer interface for handlooms, which is now used in most software and looms for weavers today.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2004

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