Ned died Jan. 17, 2005.
A graduate of St. Paul's School, he majored in geology at Princeton, was a member of Cottage Club, and enlisted in ROTC. He was on the freshman hockey team and the JV hockey team, and senior year was on the varsity team that won the 1941 Quadrangular Championship. His roommates included G. Bright, Keep, Kilduff, Lanahan, Pitney, Schley, and Tomlinson.
Following graduation, Ned served more than four years in the Army. During World War II, he was a battery commander with the Third Army in the European theater and was awarded a Bronze Star.
Ned's adult life was spent principally as a gentleman farmer and breeder of thoroughbred horses in Basking Ridge, N.J., where he was active in the local Community Chest. He and his family also maintained a summer residence for many years in Edgartown, Mass.
Predeceased by his wife of more than 50 years, Margaret Haskell Ross, and his daughter, Robin Ross, Ned is survived by three sons, Edmund Jr. '73, Amory, and Benson;
his daughter, Parthenia Kiersted; and 11 grandchildren.
The Class of 1941