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Edward C. Nystrom

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Edward C. Nystrom

AGE: 72 • Skillman

Edward C. Nystrom, 72, a lifelong Skillman, New Jersey resident, died at home Wednesday morning, July 17, 2013 of natural causes. He was a graduate of Princeton High School and Ohio Wesleyan University. He had a long career in survey research field operations. A devotee of positive thinking and motivational theory, Ed was the author of the recently published "The Psychology of Positive Thinking." This work represents more than 50 years of personal research and thought. He was born in the British Hospital in Montevideo, Uruguay to Joel and Doris Nystrom, where his father was the International YMCA's Executive Secretary for Latin America. He came of age on the family's Agridor Farm in Skillman and had a lifelong love of the outdoors and gardening. He loved choral music, participating in local church choirs and The Mozart Singers at Silver Bay YMCA of the Adirondacks on Lake George in Upstate NY. Ed's kind and gentle spirit and his enthusiasm for life will be remembered by all who knew him.

Ed is survived by his wife, Anne Marie (Lee) Nystrom; two daughters, Christine Loesser of Newtown, PA, and Cherise Nystrom of New Brunswick; his grandson, Benjamin Loesser, 11 months; his sister, Christine N. Abrahams, and brothers, Bruce and Eric Nystrom.

Viewing Hours 3-5pm Sunday 7/21 at Hillsborough Funeral Home, 796 U.S. Hwy 206, Hillsborough, NJ. Graveside Services Monday 7/22 11am at Blawenburg Reformed Church Cemetery, 1008 Route 601, Skillman, NJ. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday 9/7. Further details will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Ed Nystrom may be made to Silver Bay YMCA, 87 Silver Bay Road, Silver Bay, NY 12874.



Published in Courier News on July 20, 2013
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