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Edwin R. Taradash ’40

Published in Jan. 30, 2002, issue

Edd died on Dec. 31, 1998, at his home in Upper Saddle River, N.J., from complications of Parkinson's disease.

He prepared at Phillips Academy, following his brother, Walter '36, to Princeton. He majored in modern languages and literature, graduating with departmental honors; his club was Cannon.

During WWII, Edd was a special agent in military intelligence, serving in Africa and Europe. As a reserve officer he was recalled to active duty in 1951 for the Korean War.

Edd later formed his own company (insurance brokerage and securities) and was a director of a number of small companies dealing in industrial products. He served as president of the Hillsdale, N.J., board of directors, was active in local politics, a Civil War buff, and an organic gardener. The Taradashs restored an 18th-century farmhouse; many of their vacations involved collecting antiques and their interest in decorative arts and early American buildings.

" Tootie" (Ethel Marie Heiderscheid), his wife of 42 years, predeceased him. He is survived by his children, Frances L. James, Anne C. '78, who provided many of the details, James E., Marie E. Ganz, William C., (his son Matthew L. died in 1994), and four grandchildren. To them all, the class expresses its belated but heartfelt condolences.

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