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Edmond Stewart Miksch ’54

Edmond Stewart Miksch ’54, July 30, 2010, in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. Edmond grew up in a family with a strong Reed legacy. His father, Walter P. Miksch, taught French [1928–29]; his mother, Florence Stewart Miksch, attended the college, as did his sister, Gretchen Miksch Turner ’54; and his uncle, William Blair Stewart ’21, also taught at the college [economics, 1925-49]. Edmond earned his BA from Reed in physics and completed a PhD in applied physics at Harvard University. In 1967, he moved to Pittsburgh to work for U.S. Steel, and he was also an engineer for Westinghouse and Alcoa and an independent patent agent. Later, he was a consultant with Veritas Engineering Company. Edmond and his wife, Mary F. Hall, had four daughters, who survive him, as do six grandchildren. Mary died in 2008.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2011

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