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Howard Mayro Rondthaler ’55

Howard Mayro Rondthaler ’55, August 6, 2007, in Portland. Rondy received s BA from Reed in history and political science. He married Jane Doar '55; they had three daughters. During summers at Reed, he worked at a remote field station for the U.S. Forest Service; following graduation, he accepted a position in the Mount Hood National Forest. His daughters were born during the 10 years he worked at a district ranger station; the family then moved to Portland where Rondy worked in the Mount Hood Forest supervisor's office. He was a trails coordinator and a trails specialist, and led volunteer work parties, trail-clearing groups, and hikes in the Mount Hood National Forest for many years following his retirement in 1984. In 2000, he married Carolyn Droege Richards. Survivors include his wife, daughters, two stepdaughters, nine grandchildren; and his sister, Katharine Rondthaler Woodwell ’52, who also graduated from Reed.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2008

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