We regret to announce that Edward W. Estlow has died at the age of 95. Ed provided outstanding leadership to the University of Denver and offered invaluable guidance and support to this center. We will all miss him. Read his story here.
A memorial service honoring the life and service of Ed, who was a DU Honorary Life Trustee and alumnus (’42), will be held Friday, June 5 at 2:30 PM at University Park Memorial Church. All are welcome.
Ed’s last visit to the University of Denver was on April 30, 2015, when we dedicated an original sculpture that was created in his honor by his friend, artist, and longtime newspaper colleague Lloyd Schermer, who has created similar sculptures for the Smithsonian, the Freedom Forum, and several other journalism programs around the country. The artwork features wood and metal type, the kind used in the 1960s newsrooms in which Ed and Lloyd both worked before newsrooms around the country went to the photographic typesetting system.
Above, Ed Estlow with three of his four daughters, Nancy Gwin, Mary Erculiani, and Susan Lyday, in front of Schermer’s artwork. Each is a graduate of the University of Denver, along with Ed (’42); Center Director Lynn Schofield Clark reads the art dedication for Ed Estlow; Chancellor Chopp, Dean of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences Danny McIntosh, Clark, and Estlow and his three daughters in front of the Media, Film, & Journalism Studies building at the University of Denver.