Ed received his secondary education at the Southern Arizona School for Boys. Following a year at Princeton he transferred to Northwestern University, where he had many family associations. He graduated from Northwestern in 1942.
Ed was drafted into the Army in the spring of 1942. Because of his knowledge of foreign languages, he joined the Counter Intelligence Corps and served in Morocco and Italy for more than three years. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
After the war he started Blomquist Reporting Services Inc., a credit-reporting agency, which he ran successfully for many years. In addition he was on the board of the North Side Boys’ Clubs in Chicago. Ed and his wife lived part of the year in Lake Forest, Ill., and part on their farm in Shaftsbury, Vt.
Ed was a gentle, kindly man with a host of friends. The class sends its condolences to his wife, Carol; son Edwin R. Jr.; daughter Amy Buckley; and three grandchildren.