After Burges High School in El Paso, Texas, where his honors included outstanding student in public speaking, he studied communications electronics as an electrical engineer at Princeton, and was athletics chairman of Dial Lodge and treasurer of Orange Key. His roommates were Barrow, DeRochi, Einstein, Kelley, Mueller, Soare, and Twiggar.
Upon graduation Eddie joined Lockheed in space satellite development. He was sent to check on a contractor in Princeton, and on the plane from San Francisco he met Barbara, a flight attendant who happen to live near him. At Lockheed he managed ground stations for satellites while earning a a second bachelor’s degree, in electrical engineering, and an MBA at Stanford. Then Hewlett-Packard recruited him for sales support in Central and South America.
Transferred to Puerto Rico, he found that he needed to write special code for customers. Eventually he became an independent software developer. After 27 years he and Barbara moved back to California, where Eddie taught school for juvenile offenders and substituted in middle school.
In 2012, he lost Barbara, “the most beautiful influence in our lives.” Eddie was immensely proud of his children, Ed III ’96, Tom, and Steven, and three grandchildren, who survive him.