STC notes with sadness the passing of Edward J. Carbrey at age 94. Ed died on 5 October 2018 in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Ed was a well-respected member of the technical communication profession. He was a Fellow of the Society and served as STC Treasurer. He was very active in the Boston (later New England) Chapter, serving as Deputy General Manager and Deputy Program Manager for the 1982 International Technical Communication Conference in Boston, and later in the local publications competition. The Edward J. Carbrey Jr. Scholarship, established in 1996 and awarded to deserving undergraduate students in technical communication programs, was created by the chapter as a tribute to Ed. In recent years it became the Landers/Carbrey Spirit of Volunteerism Award.
Ed proudly served his country during WWII as a Sergeant in the United States Army and Royal Airforce. He worked at General Electric and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as Publications Section Chief, where he lectured on “Communicating Technical Information.”
He is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, a stepson, and two stepdaughters; his sister; 12 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.