SARAYDAR, Edward - Suddenly in London on December 4, 2012, in his 88th year. Ed was a Professor at the University of Western Ontario, in the Economics Department, which he often characterized as being like family to him. His career included serving in the Air Corps of the United States Army, and with the Merchant Marine during the Korean War. He was a communications specialist, or “sparks“ when at sea, being an expert in Morse Code. Under the GI Bill he attended the University of California at Berkeley where he fell in love with and married his French language instructor, Alma. He received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, and his PhD from the University of Rochester. Ed and Alma came to London in 1967 and had faculty positions at the University until their retirement. Alma died in 1998. Ed was noted for his lively conversation, easy laughter, and loyal support of others. He will be sorely missed by his legion of friends. A memorial gathering to celebrate Ed's life will be held in the New Year.
Here's looking at you Ed! (One of Ed's email quotes.)
"Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form."
Still grieving, though, for a dear friend but peeking over my shoulder to see that mischievous smile coming from somewhere!
Rest in peace Ed. You are missed.