Born June 19, 1940, passed away at his home in Hertford, North Carolina August 26, 2017. Ed was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to parents, Charles Carroll McFarlane and Lida Doris Means McFarlane. He graduated Bellevue High School and Slippery Rock University. He is a member of the Slippery Rock University Athletic Hall of Fame and still holds numerous basketball records there. He was named an NAIA All-American during his career at Slippery Rock. He received his M.Ed from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ed.D. from West Virginia University. He spent the majority of his professional life working as a teacher, coach, and administrator. He taught and coached at Marion Center High School (PA), Slippery Rock University (PA), Cuyahoga Community College (OH), and Davis & Elkins College (WV). He also is a member of the Davis & Elkins College Athletic Hall of Fame. Before retiring in 2000, he served for eight years as Headmaster at Blue Ridge School, St. George, Virginia. After retiring, he worked as Senior Counsel for Capital Development Services (NC), as an independent consultant in fund-raising for not-for-profit organizations, and as Interim Headmaster at Lawrence Academy (NC). He was a dedicated educator, a devoted husband and father, and a loving grandfather. He will be remembered for his genuine love of people, his quick wit, and his eagerness to tell a story. He loved watching young people learn, grow, and succeed. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy Johnston McFarlane; daughter, Amy (Les) McFarlane Jones, son, Todd (Anna) Edward McFarlane; grandsons, Garrett Leslie Jones and Trent Edward Jones; granddaughters, Tatum Rose McFarlane and Alexa Catherine McFarlane; sister, Carole McFarlane Torso; and nephew, Gary Charles Torso. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at Blue Ridge School, St. George, Virginia on September 23, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to Blue Ridge School, St. George, Virginia.
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PostedSeptember 05, 2017