Edward Joseph Vranizan ’52 was born on Nov. 13, 1930, to the parents of Matthew and Catherine Vranizan. He attended Irvington Elementary School and Central Catholic, class of 1948. Ed studied business at SCU. After graduation he returned to Portland, where he met Mary Catherine McNally, his attending nurse while having knee surgery. Ed and Mary were married on April 25, 1953, at St. Mary’s Cathedral. They spent the next six decades raising their children and traveling the world, visiting friends and family in over 30 countries—always together. Ed was a born leader, a man of faith, and an outstanding athlete with a commitment to his family and friends. He was class president at Central Catholic High School, played baseball, ski raced, and boxed. He began his corporate career with Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner & Beane in 1952, retiring after 43 years from Merrill in 1995. He was known among his colleagues for his integrity and mentorship. He sat on multiple boards, sharing his time and expertise with Central Catholic, St. Mary’s Academy, Jesuit High School and Marylhurst College. Ed was a lifelong competitive golfer and member of the Portland Golf Club for over 50 years. His crowning achievement was winning the Oregon Coast Invitational (Seniors) in 1979. Ed and Mary spent their weekends at their beach house in Surf Pines for over 40 years. He will forever be remembered for his strong faith in God, love of family and friends, and his endless generosity. Ed passed away peacefully on Aug. 10, 2018, in his Portland, Oregon home. He is survived by brothers Matt, Ralph, and John Vranizan ’58; sons Ed Vranizan Jr. ’76 and Bob (Joan) Vranizan; daughter, Kate (Brad) Home, Peggy (Tim) Longo, and Patsy (Mark) Bock; 12 grandchildren and two great-grand children.

08 Nov 2018