Edgar Villchur: 1917-2011

Edgar “Eddie” Villchur, inventor of the AR speaker and first president of that company, writer, teacher, philanthropist, patron of the arts, father, husband, friend and host extraordinaire to Woodstockers of the WWII generation and beyond — died in his sleep at his Shotwell Road home on October 16; he was 94.

Plans for a career as a set designer with a Master’s degree in art history from City College were permanently postponed when Private Villchur, learned to repair electrical equipment for the Army Air Corps in New Guinea. By World War II’s end, Captain Villchur opened a radio shop . . .


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