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Alfred David Fell ’46

Alfred David Fell ’46, December 9, 2011, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Born in Vienna, Austria, in 1923, Fred emigrated to the U.S. as a young teen, arriving alone and completing high school in New York. He was reunited with his parents and sister, Alice Fell Rene ’53, in Portland. At Reed, he earned a BA in chemistry, and then completed an MD at the University of Oregon Medical School, followed by a residency in California. He also served in the Air Force Reserve and was called to active duty during the Korean War. Returning from the war, he married Virginia Selten; they raised a daughter and two sons. Fred opened a medical practice in Marina Del Rey, California, specializing in cardiology and internal medicine, which he maintained for 50 years; his patients adored him. He also found great pleasure in vacationing in Hawaii, attending sporting events, and playing tennis. Survivors include his wife and children, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and his sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2012

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