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Marvin J. Weinstein ’51

December 25, 2019, in Portland.

Born in Portland, Marvin attended Lincoln High School before starting at Reed. He wrote his thesis, “A Proposed Synthesis and Tracer Study of P-Aminobenzoic Acid,” with Prof. Frank Hungate [biology 1946–52] and went on to get his medical degree from the University of Oregon Medical School.

Marvin served in the Army Quartermaster Corps during World War II. He met his wife, the former Nancy Marx, in high school and they married in 1941. He led a life of medical service in private practice, as medical director for the 15 Raleigh Hills alcoholic rehabilitation hospitals located in the West and Midwest, and as chief of medicine at Portland’s Good Samaritan Hospital.

With a sparkle in his eye and a sharp wit, Marvin enjoyed telling stories and jokes, many from his patients. He is survived by his daughters, Joyce Osborn and Judy Cappleman.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2020

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