Ed died peacefully Feb. 13, 2008, after a lengthy illness, at his home in Akron, Ohio. In his obituary, Ed was described as a man with "zest for life with a keen intellect, quirky sense of humor, and enduring love for his wife and family."
He graduated as valedictorian of Akron's Springfield High School in 1943. After serving in the Army until 1946, he entered Princeton on the GI Bill. He was a member of Key and Seal and majored in biology, graduating with honors. He completed his medical studies at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in 1954. Following a two-year residency at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ed began his career as an ophthalmologist at the Akron Clinic. He opened his own practice in 1964, and continued it until 1993 when he retired.
In 1952, Ed married Mary Jane Pollack, whom he met at a family picnic when she was just 15. Together they raised four children. In retirement, with Mary, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing tennis, and spending the winter months in their Key Largo condo.
Our condolences go to Mary; their children, Eric, Robert, Stephen, and Susan; many grandchildren; and a great-grandson.