Edmund John Walsh was born on January 19, 1934 in New Haven, Connecticut. He moved to Northern Virginia as a young boy. He graduated from Washington Lee High School (now Washington Liberty) and attended Lehigh University where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. His first job was in private industry as a computer systems analyst, and he helped companies set up their computer systems. He then transitioned to public service in a similar role at various government agencies, including the GSA and FEMA. His work required him to be on call during national emergencies, and he had the highest level of security clearance.
After he retired from the federal government, he earned a masters degree in taxation from Southeastern University and opened his own tax-preparation business. He closed his tax practice when Doris and Ed moved to Collington twelve years ago.
Ed and Doris were married for 64 years. He was always proud of his four children, Mary, Ed Jr., Ann, and Joe. He has 8 grandchildren.
In addition to his many professional accomplishments, he will always be remembered as a loving and supportive husband, father, and grandfather. At a time when men were banished to the waiting room, Ed was a pioneer and was present for the birth of his children. He also supported Doris in her professional career in many ways. He joined Doris on many professional trips, including his favorites, to Ireland and China.
His favorite place was his beach house on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Ed passed peacefully at home on June 27, with family at his side. He was predeceased by his daughter, Mary.