After Princeton and a tour in the Navy, Ed attended Jesus College at the University of Oxford, then earned a master’s degree from Boston University. An accomplished teacher and organist, he had a long teaching career at Thayer and served as the long-time choir director and organist at Union Chapel in Hyannis. He and Eleanor lived on Martha’s Vineyard for many years, relocating to Sandwich five years ago.
Ed was predeceased by his son, Douglas, in 1968. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Eleanor; sister Susan Spurling; two nieces; and two nephews. He is also survived by Matt Ovios, whom Ed and Eleanor regarded as a son, and his family.