Monday, January 10, 2011

Ed Wyckoff, R.I.P.

Some of the older members may remember Ed Wyckoff, who played regularly at the Boylston Club during the 70s. Ed died last Monday in Albuquerque, NM, after a long illness, leaving his wife, Anne, and son, Ed, jr. From 1972-1976, Ed was captain of the Boston Latin School chess team. He led the team to four straight Hurwitz Cups (MA high school team championship), as well as 3rd place (1975) and 5th place (1976) finishes at the US National High School championships. Ed graduated from Harvard College (AB, 1980) and a few years later moved to Albuquerque, where he served as a Financial Aid Officer at the University of New Mexico - first at the undergraduate college, later at the medical school. He was my best high school friend and a very decent man.

Relayed by Tom Girnius


Robert Oresick said...

Dear Tom. Thanks for this notice. I didn't know Ed but he sounds like a fine man and friend. I am sure many people who might have known him will appreciate receiving this sad news. bob

David Glickman said...

Here is an obituary for Ed from the Boston Globe:

WYCKOFF, Edward Joseph , died on Jan. 3rd, 2011. Age 52, after a long illness, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, formerly of Quincy and Dorchester. Survived by his wife, Anne Wyckoff, and his son, Edward Francis Wyckoff, both of Albuquerque. Cherished son of J. Frances Wyckoff of Quincy and the late Francis L. Wyckoff. Beloved brother of Dr. Patricia Wyckoff of Mansfield, Francis Wyckoff and the late Donald Wyckoff. Uncle of Genevieve Minori of Mansfield. Graduate of Boston Latin School, Class of 1975. Received B.A. from Harvard College in 1980 and M.A. in History from the University of New Mexico. A gentler soul never lived. Memorial service private.