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Edward C. Driscoll

d. November 18, 2019

Edward C. Driscoll, 89, - Builder. Nationally known Construction Manager, Edward C. Driscoll of Philadelphia died Monday, November 18, 2019. He was the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the L.F. Driscoll Co., where he worked for more than 50 years. L.F. Driscoll has built some of the most iconic buildings in the region, including the three tallest skyscrapers in Philadelphia - One Liberty Place, The Comcast Center and The Comcast Technology Center. Other notable landmarks include world class sports arenas such as the Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park; as well as cultural landmarks such as The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Museum and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Philadelphia Temple. Also built were luxury residential projects such as Wanamaker House, 1706 Rittenhouse, Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Symphony House and The Alexander. In addition, the company has excelled to be a nationally recognized healthcare builder and has built many acute care and research facilities for academic medical clients such as Penn Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Jefferson Health. Higher Education clients include Temple University, Villanova University, Saint Joseph’s University, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Penn State University, Princeton University and Swarthmore College. He was also involved in many business, civic and corporate organizations including service on the Boards of  Provident Bank (now PNC), Thomas Jefferson University where he was Chairman for six years,  Wills Eye Hospital, the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Study of Aging, The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., International House at the University of Pennsylvania, The Library Company and  Children’s Rehabilitation  Hospital. He was also an active member and Chapter Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization, and a member of its Graduate Groups, The Philadelphia Presidents Organization and the world-wide Chief Executives Organization on whose board he served. He Chaired the Philadelphia Chapter of the International Catholic Chief Executives Organization, Legatus serving on its national board. Mr. Driscoll was an avid competitive Bridge Player, a dedicated Golfer, a steadfast walker and a die-hard Eagles fan. He is survived by his wife of eighteen years, Joan Barton Driscoll, two Sons Edward C.  Jr. (Ted), David B., daughter in law Susan Learned-Driscoll and four Grandchildren.   He was pre-deceased by his first wife & mother of his children, Nancy B. Driscoll, his daughter, Susan, and his three beloved brothers. A Memorial Mass will be held Our Mother of Consolation Church in Chestnut Hill on December 7 at 11am with a reception following at the Sunnybrook Golf Club in Militia Hill. The family welcomes all friends to come celebrate Mr. Driscoll's life. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Edward Driscoll's name to Thomas Jefferson University or the William Penn Charter School.  
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