July 6, 1938 – November 5, 2013
Obituaries » EDWARD R. PINCUS
PINCUS, EDWARD R., 75, of Roxbury, died November 5, at his home. He was born July 6, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Julius and Anne (Schehr) Pincus. A graduate of Midwood High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Brown University, he earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Harvard University. He married Jane Abigail Kates on June 22, 1960, in Manhattan. Edward made his career as a still photographer and filmmaker. He had taught filmmaking at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, inspiring many students. A pioneer of cinéma vérité documentary films, he was a published author, having written “Guide to Filmmaking.” A fifth-degree black belt, Edward taught the Japanese martial art of aikido in Burlington for many years. He also owned and operated a flower farm, Third Branch Flowers LLC, at his home in Roxbury, since the 1980s. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Jane Pincus, of Roxbury; a daughter, Ruth Samuela Pincus, of Burlington; a son, Benjamin Pincus, and wife, Heidi Albright, of Underhill Center; a brother, Martin Pincus, of Manhattan; and three grandsons. In keeping with his wishes, there are no calling hours. A celebration of his life is being planned for July 2014 at his home in Roxbury.