Ed was was an early member of the Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club, participating in the progenitor of the club's Anniversary Race in 1971. He remained both an active runner and a club leader from that date forward. Ed served as club president in 1973-74 and remained a major coordinator of our Winter Series events, serving as liaison with SUNY (where he continued as an active faculty member). Ed was elected to the club's Hall of Fame in 2006. 0n September18, 2016, Ed participated in the 45th HMRRC Anniversary Run.
Ed will be remembered by his many friends for his intelligence, warmth, and good humor. And his passion! Ed continued his running and rock-climbing despite two knee replacements and bypass surgery. He was always there for HMRRC and will be sorely missed.
A memorial gathering, "Life Celebration for Professor Ed Thomas," is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., December 10, at Lecture Center 18, UAlbany, SUNY campus. All are invited.