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David B. Tyler ’55

David B. Tyler ’55, February 16, 2003, in Sequim, Washington. David attended Reed and transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, earning an AB in biology, with a focus on ecology, in 1970. In 1976 he received his PhD in systems ecology from Berkeley, where he also taught. As an ecologist, he created his own consulting business, Impact Consulting, and worked in Albany, California, and Port Angeles, Washington. Other interests included amateur radio, a skill he utilized in emergency communications for the California Red Cross. David served in the U.S. Army in World War II, and became active later in the coast guard auxiliary. He was also a member of the Audubon Society. He and Mary Jane Robinson ’56 were married in 1954 and raised three sons, one of whom predeceased him. In addition to M.J. and their sons, he is survived by three grandchildren, a brother, and a sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2003

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