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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Edgar R. Wilde, 98

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Edgar R. Wilde of Westport died June 10. He was 98.

He was a resident of Westport for more than 60 years, and a long time Patterson Club member.

He was born in Allentown, Pa. on Dec. 6, 1915. He graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1938.

During World War II, he served as a captain in the U.S. Army, organizing IPW teams (Interrogation of Prisoners of War) at Camp Ritchie in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Camp Ritchie was the first military intelligence school training German-speaking Americans and German refugees in IPW teams eventually sent to the front.

During this time, he graduated from the U.S. Army command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.

Beginning with Phillips Van Heusen, his career in manufacturing spanned 60 years, and he returned to the company a number of times in various executive capacities, including advertising manager and vice president.

He pioneered the innovative private label branding partnership between PVH and JCPenney. At Imperial Reading, he was vice president in charge of the largest private label shirt manufacturing in the United States.

fter retiring from PVH, he joined Darby Importers, continuing to work into his 80s.

Survivors include his son Jeffrey and wife Kathy, daughters Pamela and Zazel, and grandchildren Alex, Chloe, Kate, Paige, Hillevi, and Sven. His wife of 62 years, Zazel, died in 2010.

Posted 06/25 at 06:04 AM

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My condolences to the Wilde family. I still can see the smile on my Dad’s face when he would talk about his golf and after dinners with Edgar and Zazel. Peace and love, Liz Doyle Boyd

Posted by Liz Doyle Boyd on June 28, 2014 at 01:27 PM | #

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