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Mark Schindler ’45

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Mark Schindler ’45, January 2, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. Mark was the son of architect Rudolf M. Schindler and musician Pauline Gibling Schindler. His father emigrated from Austria, worked with Frank Lloyd Wright, and is identified today with the Schindler House in Los Angeles, which he built for his family. The house is internationally recognized as the prototype of the California patio house and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places due to the efforts of Mark and his family. Mark transferred to Reed from Black Mountain College. He earned a BA in mathematics from Reed and an MS in physics from the University of Southern California. He was a physicist and a consultant in electronic design, and he contributed to U.S. spacecraft projects from the Redstone project through the shuttle program. He also manufactured sound equipment. Mark and Mary DuPont married and had two sons and a daughter; they later divorced. Survivors include a son and daughter and three grandchildren. “He cherished animals, music, yoga, cultural diversity, and ideas. He believed in human rights, a healthy planet, and an exciting universe.”

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2012

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