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Gerald K. Gresseth ’41

Gerald K. Gresseth ’41, December 3, 2003, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gerald received a bachelor’s degree in Greek from Reed, then entered World War II action in the South Pacific. Following the war, he enrolled at the University of California-Berkeley and earned a PhD in classical studies, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He taught at Stanford, and then at the University of Utah for 38 years in humanities with an emphasis on classical studies. His marriage to Marian Driggs lasted 46 years. Gerald is survived by four daughters, one son, four grandchildren, and two brothers.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2004

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