Edward died from emphysema Oct. 19, 2004.
Born in Pittsburgh, he graduated from Shadyside Academy. At Princeton, he was an economics major, and a member of the cross-country team and of Campus Club, where he served as social committee chairman. He served two years in the Army in Stuttgart, Germany, then earned a master's in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Mellon Bank Trust Department in Pittsburgh and retired from there as a vice president.
Edward was a patron of the Pittsburgh Opera, ballet, and symphony orchestra.
The class extends its sympathy to his wife, Annie, and his brother, W. Arch Irvin.
The Class of 1954