After a decade of research, advertising, and sales for two Cincinnati chemical companies, Eddie became 50 percent owner and president of the Cincinnati Gold and Silver Refining Co., where he worked for the balance of his business career. However, it was in community theater — where he worked as an actor, director, producer, fundraiser, and local leader — that Eddie is best remembered. With particular interest in Broadway musicals, he was associated with more than five theater groups in the Cincinnati area, and his instrumental work in the creation of the Anderson Center Theater in 2009 earned him the Citizen of the Year Award by the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce.
Eddie died Jan. 19, 2022, in Cincinnati. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; six children; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.