Ned died May 7, 2002, just 12 days before his 89th birthday, of continued complications following two strokes in 2000.
During WWII, Ned had a distinguished career in the Navy, serving from June 1941-Nov. 1945, first in the Caribbean, then in the Pacific as skipper of the minesweeper Scout. His division ended with more enemy mines swept under combat conditions than any other, for which he received a Bronze Star and a presidential citation. Ned spent most of his business career in the wholesale and retail side of the shoe business.
Ned is survived by his wife of almost 56 years, Marjorie Primrose, son Stephen, daughter Carolyn, daughters Nancy and Susan from a previous marriage, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
The Class of 1934