Ed came to Princeton from Reading (Pa.) High School to spend six years earning a bachelor’s degree, with election to Phi Beta Kappa, and a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering. He was preceded at Princeton by his brother, George ’47, and his father. Ed roomed with Skip Marquet, joined Campus Club, and played 150-pound football, freshman football, and baseball.
In 1954, Ed joined United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, Conn., where he worked for 38 years as a research scientist receiving a dozen patents, publishing numerous technical papers, and earning many honors as a government contract manager and for research in cutting-edge rocket technologies.
Ed is probably most remembered as a skilled builder and legendary handyman who converted a Vermont schoolhouse into a vacation home and who reconstructed and expanded his East Hartford homes for the comfort and enjoyment of his wife, Ellie; son; and daughter.