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Al G. Feves ’28

Al G. Feves ’28, November 22, 1994, in Portland, where he had lived most of his life. He attended Reed College for one year, and he then tried several other schools before graduating from Oregon State University with a degree in pharmacy in 1930. He served for three years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II. In 1947, he returned to Portland to marry and to begin a new career as a real estate investor, working an average of six days a week until a month before his death. In his later years, he also co-owned a second hand store in northwest Portland. He was widely known in Portland for his community involvement. He served as treasurer and president of the Ex-Newsboys Association, an organization with which he was associated as a result of his early years selling newspapers on the streets of Portland to support his family. The organization named him man of the year in the mid-’60s. Al was an energetic fundraiser for Israel, which honored him with the Ben Gurion Award, and he received a distinguished service award from the University of Judaism in Los Angeles for his charitable work. He was also past president of the Congregation of Nehveh Shalom. Survivors include his wife, two sons, a sister, a brother, and two grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1995

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