McDonell--Neil Edwin, 61, of White Plains, NY, passed away February 15 after a valiant battle with cancer. Born in upstate New York, he earned degrees in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of Michigan; a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Harvard, where he met his future wife, Margaret Moline, Ph.D; and a JD from Columbia. A storied career in international law followed as a senior partner at Dorsey and Whitney's New York office. In addition to being a devoted husband and father of two sons, Adam and Aaron, Neil was also an accomplished poet. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Homeless & Hungry Fund, www.templeisraelcenter.org
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Published in The New York Times on Feb. 20, 2014