VERMONT— Dr. Edgar William Garbisch Jr., 79, died peacefully in his home in South Woodstock, Vt., with friends and family at his side on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. A quiet man, but with a spirited sense of humor, Ed Garbisch will always be remembered for his trust in humanity, his generosity, and his gifts to science and the natural world.
Born in New York City on Oct. 3, 1932, son of the late Bernice Chrysler and Edgar Garbisch, Ed Jr. grew up both in the city and on the rural Eastern Shore of Maryland. In 1954, he received a B.S. in Chemistry from the university of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. After two years as lieutenant JG in the Navy, he went to Northwestern University, where he received a Ph.D. in chemistry, later settling into full professorship at the University of Minnesota.
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