Obituary: S. Philip Eddy

September 7, 2004

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S. Philip Eddy, 74, professor emeritus of Education, died Aug. 31 at home of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Born in Stanton, Neb., he received a bachelor''s degree from Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb., and a master''s degree in 1953 from Teachers'' College at Columbia University in New York City. He also received a doctorate in education from Columbia University.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1953-55 as a corporal in the Quartermaster Corps.

He was member of the faculty for 33 years before retiring in 1991.

He leaves his wife of 45 years, Nancy (Burns) Eddy; a son, John of West Hartford, Conn.; a daughter, Sara of Arlington; and two grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301, or to the VNA and Hospice of Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 168 Industrial Drive, Northampton, 01060.

A memorial service will be Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. in the Amherst College Alumni House.