Edwin B. Shore, beloved husband of Priscilla G. Shore, passed away on January 27, 2014 at John Dempsey Hospital after a brief illness. Born on February 25, 1930 to Martin and Lillian Schlosberg in Boston, MA, Ed attended Boston Latin, then received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1951 and a M.A. from UConn the following year. He worked for several local industries early in his career, finally ending up at Combustion Engineering in the late 1960s as a Systems and Data Processing Manager. Over the years, Ed was made Director of Systems and Data Processing and also served as interim Vice President for the company. When CE was taken over by Asea Brown Boveri, Ed became the Division Head of Management Consulting and traveled to Europe several times a year. He considered the position of organizing and administration of an international management group his most rewarding achievement. Ed was a multifaceted person who loved sports, theatre, music and opera. His family provided him with a great deal of live music in their home. Ed also enjoyed sailing and bought a cottage on Highland Lake where he could walk out of his house into his fleet of boats. He played tennis often and made many good friends through the activity. In 1992, Ed retired from ABB and spent the next few years doing part-time consulting. He and Priscilla began to take longer winter vacations in southwest Florida, finally settling in Venice in a development with a good tennis program and soft courts. Ed was proud of being on a championship tennis team and was also known for changing golf jokes into tennis jokes. Besides his wife of sixty-two years, Ed will also be sorely missed by his beloved children, Jerilyn Greenfield (Donald), Michael Shore (Lori), and Cynthia Cook (Stuart). Ed’s older son, Stephen Shore, passed away in March 2009; Ed never recovered from the loss. His nine grandchildren will dearly miss their “Grandpa” as well; they are Jacob Arnon, Leah, Shira, and Samuel Greenfield, Stephanie Shore Fisher, daughter of Stephen, Erica and Brandon Shore, and Rachel and Daniel Cook. His dear sister Roberta Sandberg preceded him in death nine years ago. Ed also leaves behind a niece, Melanie Sandberg, and a cousin, Sandra Pomerantz. Ed was asked in his 50th anniversary report from Harvard how he would most like to be remembered. He answered: “A husband, father, friend, and coworker who made many people’s lives a little brighter.” Ed was known for his wonderful smile and optimism which made a positive impact on many people.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 9th at 1:30pm at Temple Sinai, 41 West Hartford Road, Newington, CT 06111. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Sinai, Florida Poodle Rescue, P. O. Box 7336, Saint Petersburg, FL 33734, or to the American Cancer Society which can be contacted at 1-800-227-2345.