Edwin Stanton Schriver III, a retired Investment Manager and part-time employee at Kings Daughters Hospital in Brookhaven, MS, died of a heart attack on April 10, 2015, at age 70.
Working in High-Yield Investment Management for over thirty years, Ed was recognized as an “idea guy.” He created one of the first hedged high-yield synthetics (1983), managed the first IRS approved stripping of a bond, and was an early developer of high-yield analytic tools, models, and in-house databases.
His work in High-Yield came after his educational achievements. With a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, he entered New York University in 1967 and matriculated in 1969 with an M.B.A. with honors in Finance and Investment. After graduation, Ed became a Fixed Income Trader for the City of New York, then next taking a position as a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager for the State of New Jersey. During his long career, he worked at major investment firms and managed investment portfolios of over $6 billion.
Born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania April 1, 1945, Ed moved to Copiah County upon his retirement from ING Investments in 2004 with his wife Janet. Prior to the move, he successfully worked as the Senior Vice-President and Senior Portfolio Manager in Scottsdale, AZ where he managed a team of ten professionals and five support personnel, as well as being responsible for developing all quantitative systems.
After moving to Copiah County, MS, Ed found a second career at Kings Daughters Hospital in Brookhaven, MS working part-time in accounting. This job gave Ed the opportunity to give of his talents to the medical field. When sixteen years old, Ed developed a life-threatening illness that left him with damaged kidneys. He struggled with failing kidneys throughout his life and managed to maintain his career while on dialysis. He received a kidney transplant in 1983. The donor was a young boy, Anthony Pennington, who had been hit by a car while riding his bike.The day before the accident Anthony had seen a TV show proclaiming the importance of organ donation. He told his parents that if something should happen to him, he wanted to donate his organs. Anthony’s kidney lasted 32 years.
Ed is survived by his wife, Janet Keith Schriver of Crystal Springs, MS; son, Jim Ross of Frisco, TX and his wife Sam; daughters, Melanie Mills of Dallas and husband Michael, Morgan Schriver Reese of Dallas, TX and husband Andrew, and Amanda Schriver of Chicago, IL.; three grandchildren, Michael Mills, Jr., J. D. Ross, and Andie Ross; sister, Lynn Mickley of Barefoot Bay, FL and husband Don; nephew Eric Mickley of Barefoot Bay, FL and wife Joanne; and many loving cousins and friends across the country. He was predeceased by his father Edwin Stanton Schriver, Jr. Hon (25 Apr 2002) and mother, Evelyn Hawkins Schriver (13 Nov 2013).
A memorial service to be held at the Wisteria Inn, Crystal Springs, MS, Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. A private disposition of ashes will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Mississippi Kidney Foundation.