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Run (Rony) Vzel (Wiesel) ’82

Run Vzel (Rony Wiesel) ’82, May 4, 2012, in Cleveland, Ohio, from cancer. Run studied at Reed for six years with a focus on English literature. He was the arts and education administrator for the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, and he performed in Portland theatre. He served as artistic director for the Lakewood Players in Washington and was involved in the Northwest Screenwriters Guild. Run wrote short stories and plays, and won an award for creative journalism with the Tacoma News Tribune. He also served as a mentor at Seattle Kollel. He enjoyed drawing and painting. He illustrated books and medical texts, and collected golden age comic books. Survivors include his parents and sisters.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2013

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