Edmund W. Stiles, Active Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on March 07, 2007. Professor Stiles was a member of the Cook College Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resour.
A celebration party in honor of his life will be held at 2 pm on Saturday March 24 at the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association. Please come dressed in a plaid wool or flannel shirt and wear your hiking boots for a walk following the ceremony.
Edmund(Ted) Warner Stiles received his AB in Biology from Oberlin College in 1968 and his PhD in Zoology from the University of Washington in 1973. He taught biology courses at Rutgers University for 35 years. He was active as a preservationist and is responsible for preserving lands around Hutcheson Memorial Forest and efforts that permanently preserved Baldpate Mountain, the highest point in Mercer County, now a Mercer County park. Benjamin Wheeler Stiles of Durham, North Carolina, and Kaelyn Elizabeth Stiles of Madison, Wisconsin, are Tedís two children from his first wife Nancy Brown Stiles, who died in 1997. He is also survived by his second wife Michele and three siblings: William Stiles of Oxford, Ohio, Judy Cook of Laurel, Maryland, and Joan Bell of Glendale Springs, North Carolina.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Ted Stiles Conservation Fund, a fund established to ensure the long term preservation and stewardship of the lands of the Hopewell Valley. Send contributions c/o the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association, 31Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ 08534.