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Mark R. Heilbrunn ’60

July 5, 2021, in Seattle, Washington, from a heart attack.

Born to Drs. Ruth and Gert Heilbrunn, Mark grew up in Seattle and graduated from Garfield High School. He graduated from Reed with a degree in biology, earned a medical degree from the University of Washington Medical School, and completed a five-year pathology residency program in anatomical pathology at McGill University and in clinical pathology at George Washington University.

Mark practiced pathology in Lafayette, Louisiana, and then moved to Seattle, where he was a medical consultant for the Washington State Department of Health. He was a fellow of the American Board of Pathology, 

During the Vietnam War, Mark was a major in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. He spoke fluent German and had a passion for athletics, music, and languages. Throughout his life, he enjoyed reading and writing poetry, and had a great affection for reading and reciting Shakespeare. He was a longtime supporter of the Seattle Repertory Theatre. Educated in classical music, he played the recorder, the clarinet, and the oboe. Outdoors he was an excellent skier, tennis player, cyclist, and hiker.

Upon retiring, Mark and his wife, Angela, moved to Medford, Oregon, to be closer to their children. He is survived by Angela; his son, Nicholas; and his daughter, Gillian.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2022

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