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Garrett M. Flint ’54

Garrett M. Flint ’54, August 25, 2009, in Honolulu, Hawaii, from pancreatic cancer. Gary came to Reed after a year at the University of New Mexico and earned a BA in general literature. In 1955, he married Ayame Ogimi ’54. The couple lived in Japan, where he worked for Brunswick International in Tokyo. In 1990, Gary formed ActAsia, a San Francisco company focused on new business opportunities within Pacific Rim countries. He later lived in Shanghai, China, where his interest in the poetry of Chinese mountains and temples evolved into the website Mountain Songs, where he chronicled his experiences in the blog “Travels with Dongbo.” Gary also performed country western music as a guitarist and vocalist, and took his band, the Tokyo Cowboys, to Texas in the late ’80s. Survivors include Amy; sons Gavin Flint ’82 and Cameron Flint ’87; daughter Galen Flint ’87; and his brother and sister, Myles Flint ’58 and Connie Flint Ransom ’59.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2010

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