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Edwards, John G.

John "Jack" Edwards was born October 17, 1931 in Binghamton, NY and passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Jack served as a technician in the Air Force, Korean War Veteran and retired NY State Security Officer. Upon retiring, Jack lived in Florida and Missouri. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at THOMAS J. SHEA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 137 Robinson St., Binghamton, NY. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Paul's Church in Binghamton on Monday March 17 at 10:00 AM. Burial immediately will be following the mass at Calvary Cemetery.

While living in Florida, Jack was actively involved in many veterans' organizations including the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA), the American Legion and Canadian Legion in Clearwater FL Chapter. Jack was a stalwart of the Korean War Veterans Association; he was the founder and President of the Sunshine State Chapter, President and held many officer positions in the Suncoast Chapter in Clearwater, FL. In addition, Jack was the first president of the Department of Florida and also National Director for several years running. Jack was instrumental in setting up many new KWVA chapters in the west coast area of Florida.

Above all, Jack's proudest moments and true love was with his family. Jack was active in all his children's several youth activities, and most specially Drum and Bugle Corps. Jack always had the charm to get the family together for special occasions. He loved all of his seven children, twelve grand children and six great grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by his youngest child, Danny on May 5, 2012. Jack was survived by his brothers Jim, Jerry, Don and Dick; sister Noreen; wife of sixty years Martha "Jean" who took such wonderful care for their youngest son Danny and Jack through all their years. Daughter, Debbie and her husband, Dan Zelesnikar reside in Hampton, Virginia. Their children, Paul, his wife Lynn and their daughter Margaret Jean reside in Williamsburg, VA and Kyle, his wife Ashley and their children, Halah, Madison, Patrick and Luke reside in Houston, TX. His son, David and his wife Sandra reside in Dunedin FL. His son, Dennis and his wife Susan reside in Horse heads, NY with their three children, Renee, Denny and Mary. His son Douglas and his wife Kristin reside in Milford, MA with their children, Jeffrey, Devon and Connor. His son, Darryl and his wife, Richelle reside in Hartville, MO with their children, Heather and Sean. Their daughter Erin and her daughter, Emmiree Jean reside in Marshfield MO. His son, Derek and his wife Debbra reside in Greenwood, MO with their son, Lorenzo. Jack's also has a step grandson, Brian Lawton,and a step daughter Amber Lawton. Flowers or donations to KWVA in Jacks name.

Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Mar. 15 to Mar. 17, 2014
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