SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

January 28, 2013

Edward J. Walsh III, 52


Hamilton — Edward J. Walsh III, 52, of Hamilton, died suddenly Wednesday, January 23, 2013.

Beloved husband of Mary (Wittenhagen) Walsh, with whom he shared 16 years of marriage. Born May 13, 1960, in Lowell, MA, he was the son of Edward Walsh and the late Rosemary (Billingsley) Walsh. Ed attended Lawrence Academy from which he graduated in 1978. He earned a BS in Chemistry from Bates College in 1982 and an MS in Engineering at UMass-Lowell in 1987.

Ed worked for more than 25 years as a developer managing multimillion dollar projects throughout the Greater Boston Area. One of the hallmarks of Ed’s career was his involvement as Co-Development manager for the Kendall Square MGP Brownfield site in Cambridge which was awarded the 2006 Region 1 and National Phoenix Award for Excellence in 2006. His most recent project was developing the Lofts at Perkins Place in Lowell, which won the 2012 Paul Tsongas Award for Historic Preservation.

Ed lived life with humor and a never ending supply of energy. His smile was ever-present. No obstacle was too large to conquer. Ed was an avid skier, cyclist and all-around outdoorsman. His love of skiing often took him to places such as British Columbia and Alaska. A 15-year cancer survivor, Ed rode as a cyclist in the Pan Mass Challenge every year since 1997, raising over $100,000 for cancer research. Even this past summer, with Ed only weeks from major heart surgery, he made a point of riding a portion of the Pan Mass Challenge, ever the supporter and ever the competitor.

In addition to his wife and father, Ed is survived by his sister, Deirdre and her daughter Kaitlyn of Bristol, RI, his three stepchildren Jason Waldron and his wife Linsley of Hamilton, Terence Waldron and his wife Laura of Brooklyn, NY, and Caitlin Waldron of Watertown. He was the devoted Papa to Tyler and Charlotte Waldron. He leaves several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of his life will be held in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot Street, Beverly, on Tuesday, January 29th, at noon. Visiting hours will be held at the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly, location on Monday, January 28th, from 4PM to 8PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ed’s name to the Pan Mass Challenge at www.pmc.org (use egift : ew0016). For information, directions and condolences, please visit: www.campbellfuneral.com.