Ed died July 20, 2021, in Edison, N.J. He was 84.

He came to Princeton from Perth Amboy High School, where he participated in student government and played varsity basketball and baseball.

At Princeton Ed played varsity baseball for three years, captaining the team senior year. He majored in politics, was a member of the Pre-Law Society, and was vice president of Cannon Club.

In 1961 he graduated from University of Virginia Law School and then served in the Army National Guard as a commissioned captain. In 1962 Ed married his high school sweetheart, Yolanda Magro, and joined a law firm to become a major litigator of personal-injury actions in New Jersey. In 1976 he was appointed to the Superior Court of New Jersey, eventually becoming presiding judge of the Law Division. He retired in 1993. Thereafter Ed was a popular and sought-after mediator and arbitrator in New Jersey for personal injury and other complicated cases.

Ed was predeceased by Yolanda and son David. He is survived by daughters MaryAnn Matthiessen and Ann Seaman, and grandsons Christopher and Ryan Matthiessen. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.

Undergraduate Class of 1958