Ed died March 25, 2023. He was born in Newark and grew up in Union, N.J.
He graduated from St. Benedict’s Preparatory High School, where he was on the wrestling team, and then attended Princeton for 2 1/2 years, majoring in psychology. Upon leaving Princeton, Ed moved to St. Louis, where he turned his love of music into a small business by teaching himself piano tuning while also working in auto parts.
In 1977, he married and moved to Virginia Beach, Va. He returned to college to earn an associate’s degree in electronics. Then in 2007, Ed earned a bachelor’s degree in computer technology from ECPI College of Technology. He taught computer technology at ECPI from 1995 until his retirement in 2020.
Ed had many interests outside of work. He volunteered at the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center for the homeless, became proficient at wildlife photography, and enjoyed bicycling, running, and especially kayaking along the waterways of Virginia Beach. He organized a popular extracurricular club at ECPI for students interested in kayaking. Ed was proud of his pursuit of metaphysics, through which he developed his own philosophy about life and death that he shared with those who would listen or read his Facebook postings.
Ed died after a lengthy recuperation from a difficult bicycle accident. The class sends its condolences to Ed’s wife, Barbara; his children Glenn and Leanna; and his three grandsons.