Deceased December 11, 2019

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In Memory

Ed passed away on Dec. 11, 2019, in Arizona from heart failure. He was 92.

Born in New Haven, Conn., he prepped at Staunton Military Academy and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Ed joined Chi Phi at Amherst and went on to earn a master’s degree. His entire career was spent with Warnaco. When he retired in 1988, he was director of quality assurance for upwards of 14 plants worldwide in the intimate apparel division.

Widowed from Jeannine Lefebvre in 1999, he married Vera Ann Anderson in 2002 in Chapin Chapel at Amherst, in a ceremony performed by the Rev. Thayer Greene ’50. Ed and Vera Ann then enjoyed their time at either a house on the ocean in Guilford, Conn., or on the golf course in Sun City Grand, Ariz.

Ed was a warm, engaging person and a strong supporter of our class, invariably attending reunions. He will surely be missed by many.

He is survived by his wife; a stepson, Charles Anderson (wife Teresa); and twin step-granddaughters. His brother, Don, predeceased him. Ed is also survived by sister-in-law Jane Rowen, nephew Steven Rowen and niece Donna Hunt.

John Priesing ’50

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