Edward Richard Hyde, of Wilton, CT, passed away at Norwalk Hospital on May 12, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy Hyde. Edward was born in New York City on July 17, 1923, the son of Edward Sr. and Clara Hyde. He was raised in Queens, NY, and was an Eagle Scout before graduating from Newtown High School; graduated from Purdue University, with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1948; and from George Washington University with a Law degree (Juris Doctor) in 1951. He was a member of the Bar in CT, NY and D.C.
Edward was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific (Guam) in the 315th Bomb Wing (VH), as a navigator on a B-29. Upon return, after graduation, he worked for the patent office in Washington D.C. for 4 years, then moved to Long Island for employment by Western Union. In 1959, Edward became the head of the patent department at the Perkin-Elmer Corporation, relocating to Wilton. In 1972, Edward left Perkin-Elmer to work for the Agency for the International Development of the State Department, moving to Washington D.C. There, he was instrumental in setting up patent legal systems in developing countries. In 1977, Edward returned to Wilton, opening a law office on Route 7, practicing general law. He was an expert in international intellectual property (patents, copyrights, & trademarks), and was published in this subject. During this time, he taught his specialties at the University of Bridgeport and Quinnipiac College.