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Irwin J. Harrowitz ’42

Irwin Harrowitz ’42, January 27, 2002, in Portland, where he had lived most of his life. After graduating from Reed, he served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He became an analytical chemist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retiring in 1969 due to a disability. He married Irene Subotnick in 1947. In retirement, he enjoyed baking bread, and he won several awards for his breads at county fairs. He was a longtime member of Congregation Nevah Shalom, and a volunteer and scout leader for the Boy Scouts. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, including Sharon Harrowitz Crapko ’80; a sister, Irene Harrowitz Kunis ’45; and three grandchildren. A son died in 1986.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2002

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