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Lives Remembered

Edward Porter Felt


Most Tuesday mornings would find Edward Porter Felt of Matawan driving his youngest daughter to school.

But this Tuesday, Mr. Felt boarded an airline flight for a last-minute business trip to San Francisco. It crashed in southwestern

Pennsylvania, the result of a terrorist hijacking, killing all aboard. Felt was 41.

He left behind a wife, Sandra Valdez Felt, and two daughters, Adrienne, 14, and Kathryn, 11.

"He was a hands-on dad," Mrs. Felt said. "He was devoted to his church and to his children and to me."

Mr. Felt traveled frequently for his company, BEA Systems Inc., a computer software firm in Liberty Corner, where he was technical director.

But Tuesday's trip arose on short notice; Mr. Felt still did not have hotel reservations when he returned Monday night from a church meeting, Mrs. Felt said.

Most of his time away from work was spent with his children. He helped Adrienne with high school math and took Kathryn, a runner in the

Junior Olympics, to national competitions in Reno, Nev., and Joplin, Mo., she said.

"He took them canoeing; he took them outdoors," Mrs. Felt said. "He took them to church every Sunday."

"He was a man of peace," she continued. "He didn't approve of violence. He didn't even like cursing."

Born in Utica, N.Y., Mr. Felt was the son of the late Ernest Porter Felt and Shirley Atkinson Felt of New Hartford, N.Y., and a graduate of

Colgate and Cornell universities. He had lived in Matawan for the past 20 years.

In addition to his wife, two daughters and mother, Mr. Felt is survived by two brothers - Larry Felt of Syracuse and Gordon Felt of Remsen, N.Y. - as well as three brothers-in-law, five sisters-in-law, five nieces and four nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at Matawan United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. The family requests that memorial

donations be made to the church and that friends support the church's blood drive. It is being held today from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Matawan United Methodist Church at Atlantic and Church streets, Matawan.

-Robert Schwaneberg

© 2001 The Star-Ledger. Used by NJ.com with permission.


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