Edward J. "Eddie" Moylan
1921 - 2015
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Moylan, Edward J. "Eddie"

Edward J. "Eddie" Moylan, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Eddie was the former coach of the Cornell University Men's Tennis Team and was also a former captain and coach of the United States Davis Cup Team. In keeping with Eddie's wishes there will be no public funeral services and interment in Calvary Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Eddie's memory may be made to the Immaculate Conception School, 320 W. Buffalo St., Ithaca, NY 14850. Arrangements are by the Bangs Funeral Home.

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Published in Ithaca Journal on May 27, 2015.
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May 22, 2020
I remember Eddie as a very young man. We lived next door to him in Trenton, N.J. on Edgewood Ave.He would play with his tennis racquet hitting the ball against a garage door behind his house. His red headed mother would invite me at the age of 7 to eat fried tomatoes . Eddie was 10 years old at the time. He was always a good looking guy and well liked during his life. I remember his older brother John as well. Great family the Moylans.
Herman Kunes
January 7, 2016
I was very shocked to find out that Eddie passed away. The reason I happened to look him up was because I hadn't received the Christmas letter that I had gotten for the part 50 years. Eddie and I dated in the late '50/ and then we became lifelong friends. He was also one of my brother Les Longshore's best friends. He was a wonderful friend, very funny and kind. I am very sad to hear of his passing. I will miss him.
Nelle Longshore Niles
January 5, 2016
I played college tennis and squash at Cornell when Eddie Moylan coached both teams. Besides being a terrific tennis player in the late 1940s and 1950s, "Coach" was smart, funny, anecdotal, opinionated, and inspiring. We stayed friends and corresponded in subsequent years. He was a wonderful person in so many ways, and he'll be greatly missed by his many friends and admirers.

Paul Fein
December 25, 2015
So many memories about this incredible man.He coached us in tennis and squash at the end of the sixties. I learned so much from him--by how he carried himself.How to think under adversity, how to marshal your resources under stress, how to think your way past a better athlete, how to prepare yourself and never be surprised.Lessons for a lifetime.

Most of all, I'll remember the tremendous pride he took in being an elite athlete. He tried to transmit that pride to us and make it part of our lives. He gave us a sense of what it was like and what it took to be exceptional.

It's strange. I think of him almost every day--and what he gave me. What a gift.

I miss him more than I can say.

Gary (1969)
Gary Carr
July 6, 2015
My uncle, Eddie , I was named after, was a very kind man to me and my family here in Texas, will never forget his handsomeness, via my wife,s comment. I didn't,t get to see him much as I was growing up,,, but he had a knack of always checking on us and never forgot us so far away. We will miss him very much. Wish we were contacted about his funeral... Nephew Edward Moylan and wife Robin Moylan of Amarillo, tx.
Edward Moylan
June 22, 2015

Ed was a very special friend. I coached the women's tennis team, when he was the men's coach. Also played many games of squash with him, where he would run me all over the place with such ease and grace.
I just found out about his passing, and I am deeply saddened. I will miss our conversations, and our little bets, he the Yankees vs. my Red Sox. Ed, you were a wonderful friend.
Gwen Ritchie, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
May 30, 2015
Eddie was a special friend and will be missed.
May 27, 2015
Eddie was a great Ithaca Institution! Whether he was running a guy half his age all over the squash court or making every play on the tennis court, he was quite a site to be seen. Always a nod and hello, a tennis tip or a compliment. Irreplaceable indeed.
May 27, 2015
Eddie would say
"Why do lefties always give righties a hard time?
Think about it!"
Was his answer
And "if I had your body, I could be number one in the world"
And then pointing to his head/ ( brain) "but you could never be!"
We always played better when we knew he was watching
A true legacy and gentleman of tennis. One of the heroes of our country
Joel Podkaminer
May 27, 2015
I have fond memories of four years at Cornell during which the coach was one of the most amazing people I met and worked with. he was an outstanding coach in squash and tennis and had an extraordinary tennis career of his own. Even when coaching us, and despite a bad back, we watched him dispatch Rodney Mandlestam (Miami's #1 and an internationally ranked player from South Africa) 6-1, and Marty Reisen (nationally ranked) 7-5, despite lacking a serve. It was amazing to see.
Gary Schoener
May 27, 2015
I will remember Eddie's fiery competitiveness even into his 80s, when I knew him. During a lesson, if Eddie felt the student wasn't putting forth a full effort, he would begin muttering "Piping Rock, Piping Rock," a reference to the tony country club where he had been the head pro.

That was Eddie's way of saying the the student was playing like a nonchalant country clubber rather than with the total devotion he demanded.

Eddie was an absolute American original. May he gambol forever on the green courts of Heaven.
Mark Finkelstein
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