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Christopher John McClellan ’72

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Christopher John McClellan ’72, July 13, 2010, in Yamhill, Oregon, from cancer. Born in New York City, Chris began his college education at Columbia, flunked out twice, and was then drafted. Following a brief and relatively uneventful stint in the army, he enrolled at Reed—with his wife and a daughter soon to come—and earned a BA in economics. He raised a family and had a career in finance in San Francisco, where he was vice president with Pacific Asset Management, was president of Van Strum & Towne. He was instrumental in the founding of LyÇee FranÇais International, and served on its board of directors. Chris had a passion for gastronomical pleasures, a keen interest in literary and philosophical discourses, and an unwavering fondness for travel (particularly of the international variety). He shared fond memories of Reed with his children, each of whom also graduated from Reed. He is survived by his wife, Cecilia McClellan; children Sylla McClellan ’94, Catherine McClellan ’97, and Greg McClellan ’01; sons-in-law Corey Guinnee ’94 and Benji Fisher ’94; and grandchildren Walker and Marion Guinnee and Isaac Fisher.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2011

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