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Richard M. Dempsey ’59

Richard M. Dempsey ’59, May 28, 2002, in Bellevue, Washington. A native of Los Angeles, Richard began his education at Stanford and UCLA, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, working in Germany for military intelligence. Following the war, he continued his education at Reed. In 1959 he married Nadine Gilbertsen, and they had a daughter. Richard moved to Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, in 1973, living there until 1990. He was active in the boating industry, obtained a pilot license, and worked as harbor master for the Lahaina Harbor and in construction. He relocated to Bellevue, Washington, in 1994. He is survived by his companion, his daughter, and three grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2003

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