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Suzanne Gevurtz Itkin ’48

Suzanne Gevurtz Itkin ’48, August 10, 1999, in Portland, after a brief illness. She attended Reed for one year and then transferred to the University of Washington, where she graduated in 1947. She married Barrie Itkin in 1948, and the couple settled in Portland and had three children. She was a homemaker for many years and later became a travel agent, working for Van Nuys Travel Service and Focus on Travel. She was an active supporter of Campfire Girls, and she volunteered her time with several organizations, including the Portland Adult Literacy Project and domestic violence programs. Her interests included tennis, gardening, lapidary, cooking, reading, and music, and she was also an avid traveler. Survivors include her husband; two sons; a daughter; two grandchildren; two sisters, including Irma Gevurtz Robbins ’41; and a brother, Burton Gevurtz ’50.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2000

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