Edwin N. Wilkins (1933-2016)
Edwin N. Wilkins passed away on September 24, 2016, in Bradenton, Florida at the age of 82.
Ed was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ surrounded by a close-knit extended family. He attended Williams College. After graduation in 1955, Ed served in the U.S. Navy in air intelligence, then went on to earn his MBA from Harvard in 1960.
Ed raised his family in Shaker Heights, Ohio while working in finance and building a career in management consulting. After a move to Chicago in the mid 1970’s, Ed began his own management consulting firm, E. N. Wilkins & Company. He met and married the love of his life Joyce Ellen, and in 1993 they retired to Sarasota.
In retirement, Ed enjoyed golf, sailing and raising their Black Labrador Retrievers. He remained active in business, becoming a member of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and teaching accounting classes for new entrepreneurs. He was also an active member of the Military Officers Association of America - Sarasota and the Ivy League Club of Sarasota-Manatee.
Ed was predeceased by his wife Joyce Ellen. He is survived by his children Sarah L. Wilkins, Julia K. Houriet, and Edwin N. Wilkins, Jr., sister-in-law Ann Nelson Wilkins, two grandchildren and two step-children.