Edward Brendan Harkin, 85, died Nov. 25, 2010, at his home in Franklin. He was born in Stamford, Conn., and lived in Hobe Sound for 20 years, coming from Newtown, Conn. Before retirement he was chief pilot of the Reader's Digest Association. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jeannine; daughters, Melissa Harkin of Palm City and Wendy Harkin Kosloff of Bluffton, S.C., sons, E. Brendan Harkin Jr. of Nashville, Tenn., and Barry Harkin of Franklin, Tenn.; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Angel Hospice, 170 Church St., Franklin, NC 28734. Services: The family will conduct a memorial service at a later date.