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Peryl Gottesman ’45

Peryl Gottesman ’45, February 14, 2013, in Portland. Peryl was at Reed for a year. She then took a job selling women’s apparel at Meier & Frank, which led to a position as an assistant buyer for the Portland store. In the ’60s, she moved to Los Angeles and worked in the fashion industry in sales and in national marketing and manufacturing. She was co-owner of P.G. Howard, a company specializing in women’s wear. In the ’70s, she moved to Palm Springs, where she was successful as a developer for Palm Canyon Drive. The ’80s brought her back to Portland and to a prominent career in public relations for the Nob Hill district. She also was a volunteer for Planned Parenthood and a participant in the CASA child advocacy program. Survivors include her nieces and nephews.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2013

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