Hobart HOF Member Edward Howard '79 Dies Unexpectedly

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges' community is mourning the loss of Hobart Athletics Hall of Famer Edward I. Howard '79. The two-time lacrosse All-American died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 16.

Visitation is scheduled for 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21 at Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Ave., Princeton, N.J. A private, family service will be held later.

Howard came to Hobart as a basketball recruit from Canisius High School in Buffalo, N.Y. He traded the basketball for a lacrosse stick, and the rest is one of the truly remarkable stories in Hobart's rich lacrosse history. Howard was a four-year letterman on defense in lacrosse, helping the Statesmen win NCAA Division II National Championships in 1976 and 1977.

Hobart posted an impressive 49-8 record during his four seasons on campus, including a perfect 15-0 mark in 1977. As a senior, Howard served as team co-captain, played in the North-South All-Star Game, and earned the Babe Kraus Memorial Award as the Hobart College Athlete of the Year.

A history major, Howard built his career in the insurance industry, most recently serving as a vice president for Chubb & Son.

Howard recently joined the Statesmen Athletic Association Board of Directors and was inducted into the Hobart College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.

"His teammates, coaches and friends will tell you that Ed Howard, in every walk of his life, was a superb Statesman," Hobart Athletics Director Mike Hanna says.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial gifts be made to the Statesmen Athletic Association. Those wishing to do so can send checks payable to "Hobart SAA" to:

Bristol Gym
300 Pulteney St.
Geneva, NY 14456.

For credit card gifts, please call (315) 781-3075.


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