Help to build Clare Zad’s future by donating to the Ed Zad Scholarship Fund
Ed Zad, New York City start up veteran, died on April 13, 2013 while being treated for tonsillar cancer. Ed was 54. He leaves behind two daughters, Clare and Lucy. His youngest Clare still attends high school, and our cause is to raise funds for her college scholarship. Ed’s oldest daughter Lucy recently graduated from Skidmore, and is following in Ed’s footsteps working full-time in New York’s music industry.
Effortless, loving, amiable, productive, passionate, calm, fair, principled—and most of all—immediately likeable, Ed possessed an unforgettable voice and a flare for communication. Ed Zad was a lifelong linguist and jazz guitarist. As a musician with a passion for languages, Ed was a man who can not be easily summed up in words.
As a linguist Ed started, ran and sold his family translation and dubbing business. He went on to graduate to Lionbridge and six years ago he left it to join New York City start up Dotsub. As the Director of Operations and Language Services, Ed helped to revolutionize global web video through the power of language.
As a jazz guitarist, Ed played with many contemporary jazz legends including Gato Barbieri, and frequently jammed out with the Ed Zad Trio at Paddy Reilly’s.
Why This Cause?
Ed sacrificed a lot to join Dotsub. He managed to fund his oldest daughter’s college career, but he was counting on working to fund his second daughter’s education. Choosing to play jazz guitar and build a new web company from the ground up didn’t leave Ed much room for college expenses.
Ed touched thousands of people in his life through his music and work with language. His work with video, in the music studio, and translated products will continue to live on to reach millions more.
We know that Ed’s talent and character will live on in his daughters Lucy and Clare.
He is survived by his mother Maria, his sister Laura and his beloved cat Rico.
The very best tribute to Ed Zad, our great and rare friend, will be to ensure his youngest daughter Clare can complete her college degree. Clare and Lucy are sure to have productive, creative, and warm lives just like Ed.
Please join us in our effort to raise $20,000. Any amount makes a difference.
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Friends and workmates of Ed Zad
The Memorial Service for Ed is at 11:00 – 1:00 Saturday, May 4th, at Andrett’s Funeral Home, 353 2nd Ave (between 20th/21st Streets) NY, NY