Edwards, John Age 86 of Heath, TX, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2013. He was born October 21, 1926, in New York City, NY, to Stephen and Anna Yakubchak. John served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a faithful member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 799 in Dallas, and he was a devoted employee of Adams Hat Company for over 40 years. John is survived by his daughters: Kathy Reid and husband Jack of Nevada, TX, Joanne Gilmore and husband Steve of Garland, TX, and Cookie Hadley and husband Greg of Heath, TX; sister: Margie Matus of Bayonne, NJ; grandchildren: Chris Reid, Ben Gilmore, Amy Schlickeisen, and Katie Nickles; great-grandchildren: Kevin, Casey, Noah and Henry Schlickeisen, Gavin and Delaney Gilmore; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Dorothy Edwards in 2006; and sister: Mary Harris. The family offers special thanks to Heart to Heart Hospice for their compassion and loving care in their father's final days. Funeral services will be held 1:00pm Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Sacred Heart Mausoleum Chapel with Msgr. Leon Duesman officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rowlett Chapel.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Aug. 23, 2013