In his autobiography for our 50th-reunion book, Ed wrote, “My greatest satisfactions in life have come from a variety of sources: meeting intellectual challenges, community service, exposure to the arts — including concerts, theater, and a photography hobby — the relaxing enjoyment of nature, gardening, and travel, and of course, my wife, Alice, and our two sons.”

Thus his sense of accomplishment stretched far beyond any lawyerly listing of corporate counsel, secretary, and vice president of Hygrade Food Products, or of co-founding Communities-in-Schools in Kalamazoo, Mich., (part of the nation’s largest dropout-prevention program), or of serving as president of the Southwest Michigan Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He also served on Detroit’s Inter-City Community Clinic.

On Ed’s death July 29, 2015, he was survived by his wife, Alice; sons David and Scott; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. All ’46ers join in sending heartfelt condolences to each of them.

Undergraduate Class of 1946