Almanac Between Issues November 16 , 2004
Death of Dr. Edward Shils
Dr. Edward B. Shils, founder of the Wharton Entrepreneurial Center (now the Sol C. Snider Center) died on November 14 at the age of 89 after sustaining injuries in an auto accident a couple weeks ago. Services for Dr. Shils will be held Thursday, November 18 at 1 p.m. at the Main Line Reform Temple, 310 Montgomery Avenue, Wynnewoood, PA.
Dr. Shils had earned six degrees at Penn: W '36, G '37, GR '40, L '86, GL '90, GRL '97. Former chair of the management department at Wharton, The G.W. Taylor Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurial Studies, director emeritus of the Wharton Entrepreneurial Center, and advisor to management students, was teaching "Management 248, Executive Leadership" this semester, nearly 20 years after his official retirement.
Dr. Shils is survived by his wife, Shirley, three children and two grandchildren.