Some of you will remember the great races Ed and I had when he was driving his GT4 Datsun 510, and we had the EP Volvo. That 510 was previously owned by Dave Carkoff (probably not spelled right), and I think it was the last 510 to win the GT4 national championship. Those of you who didn’t know him through racing may remember when he and Lynn allowed me to bring their Ferrari 250 PF Coupe to one of our backyard cars and friends gatherings.
Ed and Lynn both worked for NOAA, and Ed was a well-respected marine biologist, with a specialty in estuarine sedimentation. They loved Hawaii, and to our mutual surprise we once ran into them at the hotel we often stayed at in Kona. It turned out that they had gone to that same place for many years, and so several times after that we coordinated our trips. It was amazing to go into tide pools, or to snorkel over coral reefs with Ed… just like having your own private naturalist guide.
He will be missed.