Dear Kate and all the family,
I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing.
It was a privilege to know him, especially as a kind, loving, and wise father and devoted husband. I will always remember that he welcomed me into his home. that he was gentle and had a fine sense of humor. His life and his work had a profound impact in our community. I believe he lives on through you, his daughter and granddaughter, blessing the world.
My heart and my prayers are with you.
Margaret Manchester deNeergaard (Atlanta, GA)
Dr. Loveland clearly was a major influnece in my life. He provided wonderful coaching as my thesis advisor in 1969. He was very directive. When I facetiously suggested that my topic could be turnover among topless dancers, without missing a beat, he countered "absenteeism not turnover - you'll get more data and not with dancers but with clerical workers". I worked as his teaching assistant for two years. One piece of advice that stayed with me through my professional life was " you can delegate the work but not your leadership role." A chance encounter at the 1971 APA meeting with Bill Fox led to my employment with Bell Labs in N.J. All the good things personally and professionally that followed, I owe in good part to Dr. Loveland.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Ed came around the School of Psychology fairly frequently when I joined the faculty at Georgia Tech in 1988. He told me great stories about the School's history. From time to time he would have a band-aid on his forehead from a skin procedure and we would always joke that he was having more memory installed. A wonderful resource and a nice man.
Soon after I arrived at Georgia Tech, the department moved to a different building. While waiting for the movers, I had a wonderful conversation with Ed about the department, the history, and a little bit of his career. It was really the only conversation I ever had with him, and it was a kind of chance encounter made possible because the move was behind schedule. I remember it very clearly. It was fascinating and he was entirely charming and I am sincerely grateful that I had the opportunity to meet him.