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George S. Spencer ’50

George S. Spencer ’50, December 14, 2012, in Sun City West, Arizona. George grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was at work at the Bank of Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He then enlisted in the army air corps, serving as a pilot and as a pilot instructor. After the war he enrolled at Reed and earned a BA in biology. George was a nuclear engineer with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and was regional director of the Radiological Safety and Safeguards Division in Walnut Creek, California. In retirement, he and his wife, Beth, traveled abroad and moved to Sun City West, where George enjoyed playing golf. Beth died in 1992. Survivors include his wife Carol, two sons, five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2013

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