Ed was a dear friend of mine. And also many folks on the forums. He was definitely an 'individual'. I hate to open the home page on the forums, and see his name there in this category.
Trader Sean and I went up to see him in the hospital two weekends ago, and say goodbye as he was slipping hard. He was able to smile and tell us he was the 'point man' for us all, and we'd meet again .
ALS is a horrible disease, unrelenting, and Ed had a double whopper rare form and he fought the good fight as long as he could. Peace to you, my brother