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Jan.28, 2009

Vol. 109, No. 7


Edward Wieber Kahler ’37

Published in the Jan.28, 2009, issue

Edward Wieber Kahler died Aug. 11, 2008. He lived in Winnetka, Ill., and attended the Hun School, where he was on the football and basketball teams and was editor of the yearbook.

At Princeton he majored in English, rowed on the crew, and was a member of the University Orchestra, Triangle Club, and the string orchestra. He graduated with high honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Ed taught at three private schools before moving to New Trier High School in Winnetka, where he taught English, French, and Spanish for 34 years and coached football, basketball, and tennis. Later he organized a “Great Books” program for adults.

Ed continued his love of music through his life, often playing the cello. One of his hobbies was fixing watches and clocks, a trade at which he became an expert. He also served on the local library board.

Ed is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Edward W. Jr. and Frank C.; a daughter, Katherine Suarez; two grandsons; and one granddaughter. The class extends its heartfelt sympathy to Ed’s family and friends with fond remembrances of a loyal classmate.

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George Vye Says:

2011-01-24 10:39:11

Ed was my homeroom teacher at New Trier High School some 56 years ago. I was a desultory student with few aspirations until I came under his influence. Even though I was only a C+ student at New Trier, his estimation of my capabilities later spurred me to somewhat higher academic achievement. Some years later, following a stint in the Army, which also helped my maturation process, I graduated from UCLA summa cum laude. But without Ed's guidance I might have spent my life pushing a broom, and I am forever grateful to him for his influence. Thanks, Ed.
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