May/Jun 2016 In Remembrance

In Remembrance is an occasional column featuring short obituaries of CAS members who have recently died. Longer versions of these obituaries are posted on the CAS website at

Edward Paul Lester (FCAS 1974)

Edward Lester of Jamesville, New York, passed away December 1, 2014, in Syracuse. The son of the late Nathan and Marcia Lester, he was raised in Laurelton, New York.

He was a graduate of the University of Rochester. He received a master’s degree in math from Washington University and a master’s in computer science from Syracuse University. He worked as a programming analyst for Syracuse University.

Lester had wide-ranging interests and enjoyed sharing good conversation, food and wine with friends.

He is survived by his wife, Miriam; his sister, Vivian Fields; his in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.