Ed died April 15, 2019, surrounded by his family and pets and with a view of the garden behind his house in Hansville, Wash.
He came to us from Shaker High School in Cohoes, N.Y., and majored in physics. After graduation, he and his first wife, Judith Fradkin, moved to Seattle, where he earned a Ph.D. in physics and went on to work at the Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories, studying the physics of the aurora and raising their children, Paula and Nolan, while Ed honed his woodworking skills — making furniture and musical instruments. He and Judy were active in local groups that played traditional folk music.
Ed served on the board of the Hansville Community Center and worked on the construction and maintenance of the Hansville Greenway trail system. After Judy’s death in 2000, Ed married Bunny Cottingham, combining his two children with her two. They traveled extensively on cross-country trips in their Airstream, “the “Odyssey.” Ed’s curiosity led him to fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, ham radio, photography, language study, and spiritual reflection.
We send our condolences to the family on the loss of this energetic and thoughtful individual.