Holy Cross Mourns The Loss Of Ed Siudut

Ed Siudut guarding UCLA's Lew Alcindor in 1968

PITTSFIELD, N.H. - Edward F. Siudut, Sr., 65, died suddenly Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at his home in Pittsfield.

Ed and his wife Mary Ellen Moran were married for 40 years and raised their four children in Natick, Mass. Ed retired from Norfolk Superior Court where he served as Chief Probation Officer for 19 years. Previously he worked in the Probation Dept of Worcester Superior Court. Ed was an All-American at Everett High School, class of '65 and is a member of the 1000 Point Club.

Siudut, who was inducted into the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 1986, was the first-ever Holy Cross student-athlete to earn an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 1969, when he also received Academic All-America honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America. He totaled 1,611 points and 888 rebounds during his collegiate career from 1966-1969, while leading the team in both scoring and rebounding during each of his three seasons on the varsity. At the time of his graduation, Siudut ranked second all-time at Holy Cross with an average of 22.4 points per game, and stood fourth with an average of 12.3 rebounds per contest. He was named All-New England and All-District three times, in addition to receiving All-ECAC honors twice. Chosen as the 1969 Crusader of the Year as Holy Cross' top scholar-athlete, Siudut was drafted in the second round by San Francisco Warriors of the National Basketball Association in 1969, in addition to being selected by the New York Nets in the American Basketball Association draft.

Ed and Mary Ellen served in the Peace Corps in Venezuela from 1972-1974. They retired to Pittsfield, N.H., in 2010 where he enjoyed his hillside home, bird watching and walking in the woods.

Ed is survived by his wife and four children: M. Heidi Bogle and husband Scott of Durham, Edward Siudut Jr. of Bourne, Mass., Dorothy Siudut of Somerville, Mass., and Patricia Siudut of Alexandria, Va. He is also survived by his sister Marianne Kwiatek of Revere, Mass. and a large extended family. Ed had two grandchildren: Hannah and Peter Bogle. Ed loved his in-laws: Ann Moran of Wayland, Mass., John F. Moran of Natick, Mass., Paul Moran of Concord, Mass., Kevin Moran of Brewster, Mass., Brian Moran of Alexandria, Va., and the Honorable James P. Moran, U.S. Congressman of Arlington, Va.

Ed was a champion of liberal causes so in lieu of flowers, donations to your local food pantry or the Obama Reelection campaign would be much appreciated.

A memorial mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 19, at 2:30 p.m., at Good Shepard Parish, Wayland, Mass.

Arrangements by Perkins & Pollard, Pittsfield.