Edmund “Ned” Bilhuber of Madison, New Jersey, the stepfather of Hilary Ames of Quogue, died at his home on Thursday, April 10. He was 84.
Mr. Bilhuber founded The Milton School in 1969, a nonprofit, non-sectarian secondary school for children with learning disabilities, and served as its chairman. He enjoyed caring for children and helped raise funds for the A-T Children’s Project in Deerfield Beach, Florida, which conducts research to find a cure for ataxia-telangiectasia, a lethal genetic disease that afflicts children.
Mr. Bilhuber grew up in Douglaston, and attended Manhasset High School. He graduated from New Hampton School in New Hampshire. He entered Colgate University as a member of the class of 1945, but graduated in 1947 after serving two years as a combat medic in a rifle company with the l04th ?Infantry Division in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was awarded the Bronze Star. At Colgate, he was ?president of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and a varsity swimmer. He later attended Harvard Business School and New York Institute of Finance.
After retiring in 1988 as vice president, director and co-owner of Economic Benefits Corporation in Springfield, New Jersey, Mr. Bilhuber founded and was president of the Solutions Group, consultants to management. He also held positions as national sales ?manager and director at Bilhuber-Knoll ?Pharmaceutical Company; promotion aids manager at the Schering Corporation; advertising sales manager at Romaine Pierson Publishers, and ?registered representative and investment advisor at Thomson-McKinnon Securities.
An avid sailor, golfer, fisherman, environmentalist, and jazz lover, Mr. Bilhuber particularly enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, traveling with his wife, and sailing with his brothers and nephews.
In addition to Ms. Ames, he is survived by his wife, Janet; a son, Paul of Millburn, New Jersey; a daughter, Pamela Blair of Carlisle, Massachusetts; two brothers, Ernest of Annapolis, Maryland, and Henry of Rosemont, Pennsylvania; two grandchildren, Gregory and Allison Blair of Carlisle, Massachusetts; and seven other stepchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Florence Gardner Bilhuber; and his second wife, Barbara Heywood of Westhampton Beach.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the William A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home in Chatham, New Jersey. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the A-T Children’s Project, 668 South Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442 would be appreciated by the family.