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December 23, 1927 - April 12, 2015. Ed Durbin was born in New York to eastern European immigrants running a modest laundry. By age 20, Ed finished college, started a Masters' program and worked full time, making major contributions to LORAN. As Executive Vice President at Kaiser Aerospace, he was instrumental in the company's success. Ed was a consummate sailor all his adult life. He loved classical music, the arts, and travel. He could fix almost anything. Grateful for his superb free education at Bronx High School and Cooper Union, Ed sponsored Cooper's Invention Factory and other programs. Ed is survived by his wife Joan E. Morris; daughters Yarrow and Meg; their spouses Stephanie and Clinton; stepchildren Mark and Erica; their spouses Daron and Mark; and grandchildren Naomi, Rayden, Eli, Gabriel, Austin, and Leila. Donations may be sent to the CHOICE Charitable Trust (in c/o Yarrow Durbin, 5524 2nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107), to support education of the children of immigrants.

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Published in New York Times on Apr. 19, 2015.
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April 14, 2019
Ed and I were proud members of the June 1944 graduating class at The Bronx High School of Science. In June of this year, I will be attending the 75th Class Reunion, to be held at the University Club in Manhattan and I hope to share my memories of Ed with our Science classmates who might also show up.
Howard Dorfman, M.D.
Howard Dorfman
June 4, 2015
Fond memories of our early years racing and cruising in Fleet I
You will be missed
Bill and Myriam Chapman
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Bill and Myriam Chapman
May 4, 2015
My condolences.....Joan and family I wish you peace as you think back to many wonderful memories.
Nancy Wallis
April 29, 2015
My deepest sympathy goes out to you for your loss of a love one. Psalms 36:9. BCO
April 19, 2015
My deepest and heartfelt condolences to Joan and to all of Ed's Family. He was my long-standing treasured friend and a totally admirable human being.
Howard Dorfman
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