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Edward M. Belles Jr. ’46

Edwin M. Belles Jr. ’46, November 1, 1995, in Portland. He attended Reed in 1942–43 and then transferred to the University of Washington, where he graduated in 1945. He was an engineer for Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Cupertino, California until his retirement in 1986. Edwin married Elizabeth Parker in 1952, and the couple had two children. After retirement, he and his wife moved back to Portland, where he was an active volunteer with schools in Portland and Clackamas County. He was named volunteer of the year by the Clackamas County Board of Education Office. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1996

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