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Daniel Roark Abrams ’70

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Daniel Adams ’70 on the steps of his house on SE 28th Avenue, a few blocks from campus.

Daniel Roark Abrams ’70, January 10, 2012, in Nahiku, Hawaii, from natural causes. Daniel came to Reed from central Oregon and earned a BA in psychology. Martin White ’69 informed the college that Daniel moved to Maui in the ’70s, where he worked in construction, ran a bike repair shop, and grew organic produce, which he sold at local farmers’ markets. “Daniel lived mostly in Lahaina, but in recent years he lived on acreage he had purchased on Maui’s rugged north shore near the hamlet of Nahiku, not far from George Harrison’s Hawaiian getaway. He took great pleasure in rediscovering the cleverly engineered drainage systems early Hawaiian agriculturalists had constructed on his property. He was a regular patron at the Hana Public Library and had interests that ranged from popular mechanics to the historian Livy.” Notifying the college of his failing health in 2009, Daniel wrote, “I have very fond memories of my days at Reed.” Survivors include his sister, Linda Abrams Smeltzer, who also attended Reed.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2013

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