Posted by Pamela Anastasi on Nov 08, 2019
It is with a heavy heart that I notify you of the passing of Ed Hall. He was a District Governor from 1987 to 1988 for District 7910, and he passed away on Thursday, November 7.
Ed was a member of the Rotary Club of Worcester for more than 50 years. In May 2017, he had the first-ever District award named after him: The Edward C. Hall Foundation Achievement Award.
Ed held numerous club and district positions, was a Major Donor, and received the Rotary Foundation Meritorious Service Award and the Service Above Self award. He also participated in many international foundation projects.
Of special note, is the work Ed did in Haiti.  Through the use of advanced-engineering know-how and a touch of Yankee ingenuity, hard work and a Rotary Foundation grant of $475,000 matched by $25,000 of District funds, more than 30 solar-powered water systems were installed in many locations on the island nation.
Ed Hall (second from left) is shown posing during the 2016-2017 Rotary year with fellow Worcester Rotarians Val Callahan (far left) and Barbara Gutherie (second from right), and Northborough Rotarians Pat Doyle (center) and Skip Doyle (far right). Like Ed, Val and Pat are past District Governors.
Ed was a dedicated, passionate man who always believed in giving back. With the District Award established in his name, his legacy and spirit will continue to live on.   
Ed's obituary is in the November 8 issue of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. To view it,  click here. Please keep Ed's son, Portland, Maine Rotarian Dick Hall, and their family in your thoughts during this difficult time.
To download (in PDF format) and read Ed's account of his World War Two experience in the Air Force, which he presented in November 2012 to his club, click here. Show, below, are images commemorating Ed's military service during that war.
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