Ed died May 28, 2017, peacefully in his sleep at his home in Sandwich, Mass. Born in Quincy, Mass., he came to Princeton from Thayer Academy. At Princeton, he majored in German, ate at Cloister Inn, and was in the Glee Club, Chapel Choir (for four years), and the Campus Fund Drive. He also served as a Chapel deacon. His senior-year roommates were Woody Andrews, Joe Messina, McKamy Smith, Andy Prindl, and Sandy Falconer.

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.

Undergraduate Class of 1961