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EDWARDS, GEORGE W. "GUS" JR., 91 yrs. of Northfield passed away peacefully at home. Born in Kensington, Phila. November 14, 1931 he moved to Atlantic City, when 13 years of age. He graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1943. He was head checker cashier in Atlantic City A & P Supermarket until 1942 when W.W. 2 started. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps after qualifying for Pilot, Navigator or Bombadier training. He chose Pilot training in the cadets. After Preflight and 16 hours of actual flying a PT 22 Airplane, he got airsick doing aerobatics and washed out of the program. After this he qualified for airplane mechanic and proudly served as a sergeant in the Pacific area including New Guinea, Philippines Island off Okinawa (I.E. Shima) and then to Japan. After the war he was employed at the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company (now Verizon) as a Draftsman, Assigner, Assignment Bureau Foreman, assistant outside plant engineer, and finally a Supervising Outside Plant Engineer and retired after 17 years of service. George was Commander of the American Legion for one year and held offices, but mainly was the finance officer for 20 years. He called Bingo for the Legion and then for the Church of St. Bernadette for ten years, and was also an usher for the church. George was also one of the initial workers on the pit for the chicken barbecue. George was Vice President and President to the Atlantic City Life Member Club of the Telephone Pioneers. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marie(nee Schairer); daughter, Janice Edwards. Sister of Mercy and sons, Jeffrey of Virginia (Cindy) and Scott of Northfield and granddaughters, Sarah, Wren and Rachel. Relatives and friends are invited to attend George's Life Celebration and Viewing on Friday, June 28th at St. Gianna's Church in Northfield from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. followed by Mass of Christian Burial. Interment private. Arr. by Jeffries & Keates F.H. of Northfield.
Published in The Press of Atlantic City on June 26, 2013