We learned recently that our valued member Ed Finfer, PE, passed away last year at the age of 91. Ed joined our society in 1958. He spent his career working for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Ed was a regular attendee at our monthly Chapter meetings up until the last few years.

Ed’s interest outside of work was travel. He traveled worldwide using only public transportation. I remember sitting at meetings with him where he would describe traveling in Asian countries using only local bus and rail transportation. He had an amazing adventuresome spirit which, on the surface, was incongruous with his small physical stature and mild manner.

I cherish my memories of my conversations with Ed, which enhanced our New York Chapter NYSSPE experience.