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Fred V. Edera ’67

Fred V. Edera ’67, May 15, 2012, in Portland, from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Fred was an economics major at Reed and studied economics at SUNY Buffalo and at Purdue. Returning to Portland, he went into woodworking, designing and building furniture for his business, Endgrain Designs in Wood, and for many local businesses, including the Oregon College of Art & Craft. He also taught and tutored students at Maplewood School, Catlin Gabel School, and the Arbor School, in subjects ranging from precalculus to woodshop. He and his wife, Margaret, operated Generic Parts Service, and they raised a daughter, Mia. Fred is remembered for his sense of humor, his enthusiasm, his love of music, and his unique sense of style. Survivors include his wife and daughter and his sister and brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2012

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