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John R. Sterne ’70

John R. Sterne ’70, May 12, 2006, in Woodland Hills, California. John received a BA from Reed in anthropology, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He was awarded a Woodrow Wilson fellowship. In 1971, he joined the Self-Realization Fellowship Monastic Order in Los Angeles. In 1988, he left the order, but remained a lay member of the fellowship throughout his life. He then worked as a computer software designer in the Los Angeles area. He enjoyed 25 years of backpacking adventures, was active in square dancing, was an accomplished brewmaster, and a cat lover. Survivors include his brother, Ted, who provided the details for this memorial.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2006

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