Edmund Baghdady passed away on December 4, 2022 at the age of 61 after a lengthy illness. He was born on December 16, 1960 to Virginia and Dr. Elie J. Baghdady and was a lifelong resident of Weston, MA.
Edmund achieved a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University, a M.Ed. from Tufts University, and a J.D. from Suffolk University.
From a young age, Edmund had a natural talent and passion for electronics, with a particular interest in vacuum tubes. Recognizing them as an obsolete technology, he was nevertheless fascinated by them, studying their characteristics, properties, and history. At the age of nineteen, Edmund built a vacuum tube radio from scratch using circuits of his own design. He enjoyed demonstrating the many special features that he included in his design. Not surprisingly, he became an expert in the repair and restoration of antique radios and televisions, often rigging them up to replay old broadcasts.
This passion would later become more than a hobby. It became his form of meditation and a way to escape the troubles of daily life.
After his university studies, Edmund entered the profession of education. His primary focus was high school physics and electronics, where he could share his enthusiasm and mold young minds.
His interest in law and politics led him to participate in several Massachusetts political campaigns. He loved to hobnob with local political leaders.
Edmund relished debating policy, current events, and history into the wee hours with anyone who had the stamina to keep up with him.
Before his illness overtook his daily life, Edmund was an extremely physically-active person. He had a passion for skiing, mountain biking and camping, so much so that he deliberately found a high school teaching position in Vermont, where he could pursue these outdoor activities more frequently.
Edmund was much loved for his unique, goofball humor, and for his ability to recreate movie dialogue with near-perfect fidelity. He invariably inspired people around him to get in on the act, especially at the holiday family dinner table.
Our baby brother, a tall and gentle man with a lot of love to give, will be much missed by us, his siblings, Elie, Lila, Georgette, Yousif and Rosie.
A private service was held for his family.