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Edwin Schneider MAT ’56

April 16, 2022, in Portland, after a brief illness.

Ed was a committed career educator. After graduating from Reed with a master’s in teaching, he worked as a teacher, a high school principal, and an assistant superintendent in Portland public schools. He also served as a part-time adjunct instructor at Portland State University.

Ed was an active member of several committees, including the Merit Scholarship Program, the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, and the Accreditation Committee of the National Association of Colleges. He served two terms as president of the Portland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Ed felt privileged to have known so many fine people who were his students, colleagues, parents of students, and members of the community.

He enjoyed woodworking, flower gardening, and traveling through Europe and the U.S.

Ed is survived by his wife of 74 years, Meredith Pauline (Paula) Schneider, and his much- loved extended family. He was preceded in death by his children, Cathie McPherson and Claude Schneider, and his parents.

Appeared in Reed magazine: Fall 2023

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