Edward F. Shields of Doylestown and Stone Harbor, N.J., passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. He was 64.
He was the founder and owner of Newtown-based Estex, a textile brokerage.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rose A. and Francis J. Shields of Philadelphia. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, John and Denise Shields; his sister, Mary Shields McKinney; his niece, Jennifer Shields Kallatch and her family; and his aunt, Mary McGill.
Edward graduated from Father Judge High School and Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science(now Philadelphia University).
Edward worked as a fabric designer at both Brandeis Fabrics and Raxon Fabrics of New York City, and later formed his own company, Estex, a textile brokerage in Newtown.
Ed was an avid pen, pencil and watercolor artist. He enjoyed cycling and his beach time in Stone Harbor.
In lieu of flowers, family prefers a donation in his name to the 'Father Judge High School Crusader Campaign', 3301 Solly Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136. www.fluehr.com