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Walter Bruce Clyde ’55

Walter Bruce Clyde ’55, February 22, 2011, in Portland. Walt grew up in southeast Portland and attended Franklin High School. After studying at Reed for three years, he transferred to Portland State University. In 1961, he married Judy E. Dennis; they had one son. For nearly 47 years, Walt worked as a paint chemist in Portland for companies such as General Paint, Glidden, Lilly, and Rodda. He was active in several professional organizations during his career and served as president of the Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology. Walt's interests included archaeology, the history of the American West, golf, fishing, and travel. He is remembered for his gentle humor and his ability to see the positive side of any situation. Survivors include his wife and son.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2011

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