Edward R. Pincus

ROXBURY - Edward R. Pincus, 75, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at his home in Roxbury.

He was born July 6, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Julius and Anne (Schehr) Pincus.

A graduate of Midwood High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Brown University, he earned a master's degree in philosophy from Harvard University.

He married Jane Abigail Kates on June 22, 1960, in Manhattan.

Edward made his career as a still photographer and filmmaker. He had taught filmmaking at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, inspiring many students. A pioneer of cinéma vérité documentary films, he was a published author, having written "Guide to Filmmaking."

A fifth-degree black belt, Edward taught the Japanese martial art of aikido in Burlington for many years. He also owned and operated a flower farm, Third Branch Flowers LLC, at his home in Roxbury, since the 1980s.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Jane Pincus, of Roxbury; a daughter, Ruth Samuela Pincus, of Burlington; a son, Benjamin Pincus, and his wife, Heidi Albright, of Underhill Center; a brother, Martin Pincus, of Manhattan; and three grandsons, Jordan, Caleb and Kai.

In keeping with his wishes, there are no calling hours. A celebration of his life is being planned for July 2014 at his home in Roxbury.

Donations (tax exempt) may be made in his memory to Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine St., Burlington, VT 05401.

Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield assisted with the arrangements.

Funeral Home

Kingston Funeral Home
35 Slate Ave Northfield, VT 05663
(802) 485-9161

Published in Times Argus on Nov. 9, 2013