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Donald W. Breer ’77

Donald Wayne Breer ’77, December 27, 2009, in San Francisco, California. Don received a BA from Reed in religion, and was an early member of the Reed Gay Students’ Union. Says friend Katie Bretsch ’74, who provided details for this memorial: “As a San Franciscan, he was present at a number of historic events of his time, including Harvey Milk's ‘here to recruit you’ speech and the Berkeley Peoples' Park occupation. He was very proud to have present for that speech.” Don worked for the State Bar of California, coordinating a statewide program for continuing education for attorneys, and also served on the board of directors for Western Star Dancers. Don's brother William Breer wrote: "Don loved opera, travel, hiking, and camping. He also liked to roam his beloved San Francisco on foot. In his last years, a series of illnesses, including heart disease, became progressively worse, leading to his premature death." Survivors include William and brother John Breer.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2010

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