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Date: 11 Feb 2009 09:40:00
From: parrthenon@cs.com
Subject: Nigel Eddis Died
ANOTHER LOSS TO CHESS

Nigel Eddis died on January 11, 2009 at age 92. I was just
speaking with his widow, Anne Eddis. Nigel did an enormous amount for
Chess Life over the years, and he was probably -- along with a French
woman -- the finest photographer ever to be involved in chess. He was
also a British gentlemen and as honest and decent as anyone I ever
knew in chess.

Along with GM Larry Evans and this writer, Nigel was a founding
partner of Friends of the USCF which fought for one-member-one-vote.

He died from heart and circulatory complications. I spoke to him
about six or seven weeks ago -- or so it seems to me. He was not at
all well then and sounded very week. I had received the annual Eddis
Christmas card and there was no photo of Nigel in it. That worried
me, and I managed to speak with him not long before he died.

There are many things I can tell you about Nigel that you don't
know about. He was, in short, a wonderful human being with a very
high sense of duty.

Yours, Larry Parr




 
Date: 11 Feb 2009 18:14:30
From: samsloan
Subject: Re: Nigel Eddis Died
I owe many great debts to Nigel Eddis. In 1978 my marriage was
breating up with my first wife Anda, mother of my two children Peter
and Mary. Often Nigel and and his wife Anne became unofficial marriage
counselors, especially when Anda would kick me out of the house, which
was frequently. It is probably because of them that I stayed with Anda
long enough to have two children with her.

In 1997 Nigel came to the rescue again. By then, he was working for an
Employment Agency in the Wall Street Financial District. Nigel got my
beloved girlfriend, Passion Julinsey, a job working for Goldman Sachs
in the library.

As it turned out after three months living with me Passion went nuts
and broke up with me and Goldman Sachs fired her, either on the same
day or the next day. Passion probably thought I had gotten her fired
because both things happened at the same time.

Nigel Eddis lost his job with the Wall Street Employment Agency, which
was on William Street, when 9/11 happened and the agency had to close.

Sam Sloan


 
Date: 11 Feb 2009 10:26:28
From: samsloan
Subject: Re: Nigel Eddis Died
I am so very sorry to hear this. Nigel was a good friend who helped me
in many, many ways over the years, especially back in the tumultuous
late 1970s.

I am sorry that I have not been keeping in touch recently.

Sam Sloan


  
Date: 12 Feb 2009 08:52:27
From: madams
Subject: Re: Nigel Eddis Died
samsloan wrote:
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> I am sorry that I have not been keeping in touch recently.

I thought the only person you kept in touch with was your own sorry self
- Sam..

Oh well - 92 in the big picture is a fine innings..

Requiescat In Pace..

Nigel..

m.