He was born in La Grange, Ill. He was an airline pilot, college teacher, and community leader and volunteer. A warm-hearted man of ready humor, Ed spent his recent years passionately in community theater.
At Princeton he majored in math, wrote his thesis on applying game theory to antisubmarine warfare, and was a manager of the football team. He was a member of the Bridge Club, led an NROTC platoon, and ate at Dial Lodge. His roommates were Larry Kelley, DeRochi, Jaramillo, Einstein, and Twiggar.
As a Navy pilot for 12 years, he flew P-3s and was stationed on the East, West, and Gulf coasts plus Japan and Sicily. He retired from the reserves as a captain. While serving in the Navy in 1973, he earned a master’s degree in systems analysis from the University of Southern Califonia, then taught information systems/telecommunications for 21 years at the Keller Graduate School of Management. Ed also was a board member of multiple Hinsdale organizations.
Ed was a pilot for United Airlines for 25 years, or as he liked to say, a “heavy-equipment operator.” He retired as a 767 captain.
The class shares its sadness with Ed’s wife of 54 years, Beth; daughter Heather ’89; and son Chris.