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Byron William Massey ’89

Byron William Massey ’89, October 11, 2010, in Coos Bay, Oregon, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Byron studied at Reed for a year and received a BS in physics from Oregon State University and an MEd from the University of Oregon. He taught high school mathematics and science at North Bend High School and Marshfield High School and at Southwestern Oregon Community College. He also ran a small business in North Bend and studied clock and watch repair. Byron was a writer and a gifted musician and thespian. He enjoyed fine cigars and vintage clothing and was a founding member of the North Bend Chess Club. He was also skilled at online and collectible card games and was a published game designer. Survivors include his mother; his sister; and his brother, Bart Massey ’87.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2012

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