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December 14, 2012
Ed, you are my model of how to be a good human. Thank you for your kindness to me. God speed.
Jim Kroger
November 28, 2012
As many have said, Ed was a man with an incisive intellect, a warm heart and a great sense of humor. I was not a cognitive psychologist but he was generous with his time with me all the same as we collaborated on a project together when I was a graduate student in another program entirely. He spent many hours with me teasing apart ideas. He was a great mentor. To watch him teach was to watch a marvel at work -- so clear, so insightful. He will be missed by many.
November 01, 2012
So long, Ed. Of all great psychologists at Michigan, to me you were the kindest. Thanks again for your unconditional support and invaluable advice through all my years as a graduate student there. I could not have had a better role model in cognitive psychology.
October 10, 2012
Ed was my friend and mentor. He was a scholar, always supportive and curious about the work of younger colleagues. In a word, a mensch. I will miss him.
Dara Manoach
September 08, 2012
I've known Ed since 1969 when he served on my doctoral committee at the University of Wisconsin. The faculty had a voluntary coffee fund in their lounge and would post a weekly chart of funds contributed. Ed would randomly add or delete small amounts of cash so the books never balanced.

We maintained our friendship in the early 70's when Ed stayed at my house in Eugene OR and I at his home in Palo Alto. It was a great pleasure to renew this friendship when I joined the University of Michigan in 1999. I would kid Ed about his becoming a reductionist and he would reply that this was a lesser flaw than my becoming an engineering professor.

I will miss his great sense of humor and helpful criticism.

Barry Kantowitz
August 26, 2012
What a wonderful photograph of Ed. This picture captures his warm and happy smile and reminds me of many fun times we had. What I will remember from my visits to Ed and Renee in NYC is his amazing ability to come home from a full day of serious scholarly discussions and quickly transform and enjoy the most light-hearted un-scholarly banter about my work in the hair salon industry. Or he might converse happily with Paul over their shared appreciation for major league baseball. Ed was so smart and science minded but also soft hearted and playful ... and never a snob. I will remember nights of theatre and after theatre dinners spent debating the merits of the acting or the meaning behind the story. I will remember his pride when speaking of Ben and Audrey. I will remember his deep love and affection for Renee. We will remember Ed with fondness and affection -- always.
August 24, 2012
Many of his most recent students are grieving and have not yet spoken, but I'll write something on behalf of the students at Columbia. Ed was a marvelous person and the kindest, most generous teacher one could hope for. Ed had a unique way of gently encouraging us to think critically and be clear in our logic; one found that he truly listened to us, and met us fully on our level. When our logic was faulty or we were unclear, Ed would ask gentle questions that never put us on the defensive, but rather helped us reframe our explanations with greater clarity. Ed's reliable warmth and generosity lit up Columbia's Psychology department, and I - and so many of my peers - feel so fortunate to have trained with him. He was deeply inspirational to so many of us, and is truly missed.
August 23, 2012
To Ed's family and loved ones, my deepest condolences. Ed had an extraordinary intellect and was a most inspiring, caring, and genuine person. As his doctoral student, I benefited in so many ways from his mentorship. I am privileged to have worked closely with Ed and to have considered him both my advisor and my dear friend. The field has lost a treasure.
August 22, 2012
For those of us interested in the mind's categories and concepts, Ed was a giant. For those of us lucky enough to have known him, Ed was a sweetheart – generous, supportive, and funny to boot. He will be missed.
August 22, 2012
Ed, you were part of my second family. I miss you, and I love you. Knowing your gone is a sincere loss.

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