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Manuel Schnitzer ’28

Manuel Schnitzer ’28, March 27, 2003, in Portland. Manuel attended Reed for three years and completed his bachelor’s degree in 1929 at the University of Oregon. He studied law for a year, then went to work for his family’s metal-recycling business, Alaska Junk. Manuel was president of the company for 40 years, and helped to expand the business, which became Alaska Steel and later Schnitzer Steel Industries in the early ’70s, at the time of his retirement. Manuel was said to have been respectful and friendly, a man devoted to his family as well as to his business and to his golf game. His marriage in 1936 to Edith Rothstein, who predeceased him, lasted 61 years. He is survived by their two daughters, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, and his three brothers and two sisters.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2003

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