Brother Ed Dunham's Passing

Dear Brothers,

   On Monday evening at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT, Ed Dunham
   passed away after a valiant struggle with cancer. In what was an
   emotional ceremony days before, Ed was presented with a certificate of
   initiation from Psi U International and a golden Psi U pin which rested
   proudly on his chest until his death.

   Despite the sad experience of losing Ed, the celebration of his life
   and his importance to the Xi Chapter has just begun. Because of his
   committment to improving relations between Psi U, Wesleyan, and
   Middletown's Police and Fire Departments, we are naming our Annual
   Public Service Dinners in Ed's honor into perpetuity. For instilling in
   Xi undergraduates our credo ethics of service before self and personal
   responsibility throughout his 14 years of service, Ed will be receiving
   the Bishop Welch Lifelong Leadership Award, our fratenity's highest
   honor, at Homecoming 2012 in Memorial Chapel.

   We intend to honor Ed's life at a Chapter House ceremony following his
   funeral, although details of this service are still in planning. If you
   would like to contribute your memories of Ed to be included in his
   Memorial Book to be placed in the Chapter Room, please email me at

   Yours in the Bonds,

   Jeff Bizinkauskas '10