Edmond died Jan. 15, 1996, in the healthcare center of Kendal in Longwood, Del. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, gaining early admission to Princeton. At Princeton he studied classics and was a member of Cloister Inn. He left college at the end of junior year, and went to Oxford U. He did not earn a regular degree from Princeton or Oxford.
He began his career in 1930 as a cadet engineer in the Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co. He joined Francis I. du Pont & Co., a brokerage firm, in 1932, where he was a senior partner from 1942-71, when he retired. He was a trustee of the U. of Delaware and the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. He had been a trustee of the Archives of American Art, and of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware. He was an ardent fisherman and maintained several aquariums. He found 35 different varieties of fish in the Brandywine River and gave his collection to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. He was on the President's Council of the California Institute of Technology, and was on the vestry of Christ Church in Wilmington.
Edmond married Averell Adelaide Ross in 1932. She died May 21, 1995. There are two sons, Edmond Rhett and Anthony A., eight grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, and eight greatgrandchildren. The class extends its sympathy to his family.
The Class of 1928