In Memory

Reed Grier

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04/11/11 10:56 AM #1    

Timothy Ives

Reed sat next to me in 5th grade in Mr Bowmans Class; Sierra Madre School.  I remember him as always being smart.  He would let me copy from his work when I was stumped on a questions.  He was a good person and always listened when you talked.  I am sorry to hear he is gone.  My thoughts go out to everyone he touched.

05/18/11 10:04 PM #2    

Sarah Lifton

Wow, another surprise (after learning about Jim Dunlap's death). I met Reed at a party that a friend of mine who went to Wilson either threw or took me to. I remember at PHS he DESPERATELY wanted to get into Stanford. Don't know if he did. He was smart and driven, and I'm really sad to hear that he's gone. Does anyone know any details? Where was he living? What was he doing as a career?

08/27/15 12:50 PM #3    

Terry Melvin (Mandel)

Reed died, much too young, in 2005. Here's what I found online: 

Reed E. Grier, Ph.D. '04, M.P.H. '82, M.C.P., died August 12, 2005, at age 51. Born in Seattle, Washington, he moved to the Bay Area in 1975 to attend UC Berkeley, where he earned his bachelor’s and graduate degrees. During his years in the Bay Area, he worked with a wide range of public and private sector research and service organizations addressing issues of health and welfare. Grier’s work included planning for services for the elderly including Alzheimer’s services and home support for frail elders. He was involved in community-based planning for the San Francisco Department of Public Health in the 1980s. Recently, he completed a research project for the Health Research and Educational Trust, which included several case studies from around the country documenting the hospital- public health linkages for disaster prepared- ness. Other recent projects were with the U.S. Public Health Services HIV/AIDS Bureau, the Mather Institute on Aging in Evanston, Illinois, the Public Health Institute in Berkeley, Nancy Frank & Associates in Oakland, and the National Assembly for Voluntary Health & Social Welfare Organizations in Washington, D.C. He is survived by his life partner, Glen Stroud, and his family in the Portland area. Donations to the “Reed Grier Memorial Loan Fund” may be sent to Patricia Hosel, Office of External Relations, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, 140 Earl Warren Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-7360. 

08/29/15 02:16 PM #4    

Jimmy Rosskopf

Reed contacted me shortly before our 1991 20 year reunion and wondered if we could meet up and sit together. I didn't know him very well in high school, but really enjoyed the time we spent together at the reunion.

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