Ed died June 27, 2022, three months short of his 96th birthday.

Like many members of our class, Ed was drafted out of Hotchkiss in 1944, spent two years in the Army as a second lieutenant, and then matriculated at Princeton with the Class of 1949. Ed majored in economics, was a member of Charter Club, and was captain of the swimming team. After graduation, he spent 10 years with Cameron Machine Co. In 1961 he joined Krementz & Co., a major jewelry manufacturer; he retired in 1991 as executive vice president.

Ed’s connection with Princeton goes back for generations. Although he was not especially active in our class affairs, he was very much involved in the application, planning, and execution of the Ethel Stockwell Jadwin memorial bequest to Princeton, including scholarships, Jadwin Hall, and funding for the Jadwin Gymnasium, which was named after Leander S. Jadwin ’28, who died in a car crash in 1929.

Ed is survived by his wife, Lois Breckley; daughters Susan and Peggy; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. We admire and respect Ed’s strong connection with Princeton,  and offer his family our condolences.

Undergraduate Class of 1949