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Edward Babbott ’44

Edward, a lifelong educator and environmentalist who possessed the gift of magic, died Jan. 15, 2019.

Ed earned an Ed.D. from New York University and found a calling as a high school director of guidance. An active member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, for which he served a term as president, Ed also loved fly-fishing, photography, needlepoint, the New York Giants, Shakespeare, crafting poetic rhyming toasts, and traveling.

“But what friends may not know,” his loved ones wrote, “is that Ed was a magician of the highest order. … His magic was infectious, making cups half-full to overflowing; transforming loneliness to connection; in sum, you left an encounter with Ed feeling as though you genuinely mattered.”

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