OSSIE GEORGES 1921– 2002

Maurie Ostrow “Ossie” Georges ’47, an emer-itus member of the Reed board of trustees, died in May at age 80. He was an active and valued member of the Reed community for many years, beginning with his service to the alumni association, of which he was president in 1959–60; the next year he served on the board of the alumni association. He was elected to the board as an alumni trustee in 1967–71, then as a regular board member in 1977; he became an emeritus trustee in 1983. His support of Reed took many forms, including service as co-chair of the deferred gift committee and special gifts committee of the 1980s Campaign for Reed; his gifts to many scholarship funds, chief among them the Georges/ Gittlesohn Scholarship; his membership in the Cooley Gallery Art Associates and the college’s Music and Art Associates; his work organizing his 50th reunion and class gift program; and his generous support of the 1990s Campaign for Reed College.

Georges was born November 6, 1921, in Portland, where he lived most of his life. He entered Reed before the beginning of WWII, then graduated as a history major after he finished his military service. He went on to earn an LL.B. in 1950 at Columbia University. Georges returned to Portland and joined the law firm that was then called King, Miller, Anderson, Nash & Yerke, as a specialist in taxation and estate planning. He also taught at Boalt Hall at the University of California–Berkeley.

Georges was active in the Portland community, and had served on boards of the Tualatin Country Club, Portland Opera, Jewish Museum, Community Music Center, and Contemporary Crafts Association.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; daughters, Andra Georges and Emily G. Gottfried; son, Daniel O.; brother, Thomas T. Jr. ’40; sisters, Shirley G. Gittelsohn ’49 and Susan Marcus; and four grandchildren.

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