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Paul R. Reich ’57

Published in Feb. 14, 2007, issue

Paul died Nov. 18, 2006, after a long illness.

He was born and raised in New Jersey. At Princeton, he majored in psychology, joined Court Club, was active in WPRB and Theatre Intime, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. His senior roommates were Art Lumb and Pete Lavin.

Paul continued his education at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he joined Alpha Omega Alpha. His residency program was completed at Presbyterian Hospital in New York. Subsequently, he was associated with the Nott Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., and later Presbyterian Hospital.

From 1966 to 1977 he was director of clinical labs and the blood bank at Beth Israel Medical Center, and from 1977 to 1990 he had a private practice in internal medicine.

In 1990 he became medical director for Pilgrim Health Care in Massachusetts until 1995 and then sat on the board of directors for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care from 1996 to 1998. He completed his career at Scheur Group from 1998 to 2001, and as medical director of Blue Cross/Blue Shield Rhode Island from 2002 until he became ill.

He dearly loved his second wife, Dianne; his five daughters, Sarah, Gwynnedd, Marjorie, Amy, and Deborah; and his five grandchildren. The class sends its sympathy to his family.

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