alumnus awards from the University of Washington and UCLA. In 1990 the Southern California Minority Business Development Council awarded him its annual leadership award.
In his career Ed had longtime direct and indirect contact with the Cold War. It became a major interest of his, and in 2004 he coauthored and coproduced a two-hour documentary entitled “The Cold War and Beyond.” This was shown on Public Broadcasting System stations and later modified to a form suitable for college and high school history instruction.
Ed Dunford had a management style that emphasized teamwork and an ability to solve challenging problems that were at the forefront of technology. He will be remembered for his directness and integrity, his warmth, and his sense of humor. These traits made it a pleasure to work with him both as a colleague and as a subordinate. He will be missed.
His son Wyman wrote:
Ed loved to golf and belonged to several clubs, including Palos Verdes Country Club in California where he played for over 35 years with longtime friends, colleagues, and family. Over the years he enjoyed golfing in Europe, Africa, and Asia as well as the U.S. Another passion was hiking from his early years and he took pride in summiting many peaks, including Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States. Ed also enjoyed running and, consistent with his competitive nature, always tried to improve his race times.
In the 1970s Ed decided he wanted to fly airplanes, so he became a licensed pilot. For many years he enjoyed taking family and friends for rides.
Ed was a voracious reader and huge history buff. He loved to travel and would always read about the locations he was about to visit. His memory was incredible and he could dazzle people with facts about any country or era in time.
Ed was actively involved with his family and quietly created a level of expectation that has provided