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Frank Ambrose Beach III ’59

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Frank Ambrose Beach III ’59, May 10, 2007, in Northern California. Frank earned a BA from Reed in psychology. He then earned an MA from San Francisco State and a PhD from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in psychology. Charlie Pollack ’61 noted that Frank had a long tenure as staff psychologist at Fairview State Hospital and maintained a private practice in psychotherapy in Orange County. In 2001, Frank retired, moved to Gualala, California, and married Carol Pollack. He constantly reinvented himself; changing locations and careers numerous times in his 70-year life. He is remembered for his tremendous sense of humor, and for his intelligence and warmth. Survivors include his wife and sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2007

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