Ed died Jan. 21, 2005, at the St. Barnabas Hospice of Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J.
After preparing at Lawrenceville, he majored in history at Princeton, where he was on the junior varsity swim team and graduated with honors.
Ed earned his law degree from Rutgers University Law School. He then served as a commander in the Navy during World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters, and was involved in the invasion of Okinawa. He was also a veteran of the Korean War, having served as the communications officer on the USS McKinley.
Ed was born in Allenhurst, N.J., but lived most of his life in Little Silver before moving to Middletown, N.J., in 1996. He served as a member of the Little Silver Board of Education. His wife, Helen Moen Stokes, died in 2000. Surviving are three sons, Edward C. III, Brad K., and Richard C.; and five grandchildren, to all of whom the class extends its deep sympathy.
The Class of 1938