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Burton Irwin Gevurtz ’50

Burton Irwin Gevurtz ’50, November 18, 2013, in Portland. The youngest of four children, and brother of Irma Gevurtz Robbins ’41, Jane Gevurtz Green ’44, and Suzanne Gevurtz Itkin ’48, Bud studied at Reed for a year. He completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon, and then joined the naval air corps as a pilot. He loved flying and maintained his skill as a pilot throughout his life. He also enjoyed skiing, fishing, and playing tennis. Bud and Suzanne Gilbert were married in 1954 and raised a daughter and son. Both the Gevurtz and the Gilbert families operated successful furniture businesses in Portland. Bud managed the Gevurtz family business for many decades. Suzy died in 1989 and Bud married Bernice Rosenfield Lynch in 1997. Bud and Bernice enjoyed their travels to places around the world. Survivors include Bernice, and Bud’s children and four grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2014

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