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Thomas T. Georges ’40

Thomas Theseus Georges Jr. ’40, May 2, 2004, in Portland. Tommy received a BA in economics from Reed. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific. He married Helen Pearlman in 1942; they had two children, and later divorced. In 1970 he married May Director Berenson ’37. Tommy was a co-owner of Oregon Linen Rental in Portland. He was president of the Pacific Northwest Textile Management Association, and regional vice president of the Textile Rental Services Association. An active supporter of the Portland Opera, Chamber Music Northwest, and the Oregon Symphony, Tommy was also a member of the board of directors and president of Congregation Beth Israel. In 1994, he received the Maurice D. Sussman Award of the American Jewish Committee, Portland Chapter, for his community service. Survivors include his wife, his son and daughter, four stepsons and a stepdaughter, 10 grandchildren, a sister, Shirley Georges Gittelsohn ’49, and a stepsister. His brother, Maurice Ossie Georges ’47, also graduated from Reed.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2004

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