James Hamlin Day ’49, October 26, 2008, at the Visiting Nurse and Homecare Hospice House in Vero Beach, Florida. Hamlin came to Oregon from Honolulu, Hawaii, and received a BA from Reed in education. He also earned an MA from Columbia University in psychology and music. He sang professionally in New York City, had a writing career in public relations, and was president of Day Communications, a publisher of medical and scientific materials. Additionally, he was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Vero Beach, a Master Mason and member of New York Publicity Lodge, and a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Virginia Baxter Day, who attended Reed in 1948; a son and daughter; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and his sister.
Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2009