PRINCETON Edward Miller Effron, 69, born June 27, 1947 passed away at his home in Princeton on February 5, 2017. He was the son of the late Robert Effron and Charlotte Miller Effron.
Edward was born and grew up in Princeton. He lived for brief periods of his early life in New Mexico, California and Florida, returning to West Virginia, drawn by his fondness for the mountains and easier pace, where he continued to reside for the remainder of his life.
He graduated from Princeton High School, then went on to attend and graduate from the University of Cincinnati. He continued graduate school at University of Cincinnati, where he pursued his interest in the field of political science, with a study focus on the Middle East. He made the decision to leave his graduate program to pursue his strong pull to play and write music. He had an intense interest in playing the guitar. During his high school years, he was tutored by the local professional musician, Arnold Palmer. Over time, and with intense practice, Edward obtained gigs at several venues in the local area.
After gaining a degree of success with his musical career he decided to move to Santa Fe, NM to try to further hone his career and musical talents. New Mexico gave him the additional opportunity to explore his strong draw and attraction to Native American culture and lore; as well as his love of hiking, which he continued throughout his life. He traveled and saw the world, from the Fiji Islands to Jerusalem, and many places in between.
Edward appeared to have a depth of knowledge and could talk on many topics; a photographic memory reinforced his varied interests. He had a long time interest in meditation and delighted in discussing its merits as a source of personal healing and relaxation. He rejected the use of personal computers and modern communication technology. He did enjoy his vehicles and took great care of them.
In the early part of his adult life, he became a motorcycle enthusiast, taking long solo trips throughout the Eastern U.S. and New England areas, and parts of Canada; just another example of his wanderlust and desire to explore new territories, both physically and spiritually. Edward always enjoyed the sun and beaches, and the more remote the better, but most of all, he loved hiking in the mountains of West Virginia; especially at the state parks, like Pipestem where he spent many hours hiking the park trails, exploring the ponds, streams and scenic waterfalls. Later in the last few years of his life, he walked almost religiously every day around the lake path of Glenwood Park.
Edward was intensely curious about the nature of life, he valued strongly his independence, and in doing so, he appeared to march to his own music. Those who knew him, and loved him, might agree he succeeded.
In keeping with Edward's wishes his body has been cremated and his remains are interred in the family plot with his mother and father at Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Green Valley.
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Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Effron family.
Published on April 29, 2017