Willis D. "Willy" Edger, age 78, of Ulster, Pa.; passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 at the Sayre Health Care Center following declining health.
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Born on Feb. 5, 1935 in Elmira, N.Y.; Willis was a son of the late Willis D. & Margaret Allen Edger. He served in the Army Reserves for many years. Willis was married to Betty Wood on Nov. 10, 1956. He was a mechanic by trade and was employed by Westinghouse, A&P Foods, Mint Chevrolet and was most proud of his own business, Edger's Garage, Centerville, Pa., which he operated for many years. His interests included, camping and traveling with his family. Willy volunteered for many years with Meals on Wheels , Troy, Pa., and was very dedicated to his recipients. He is remembered as a hard worker and good provider for his loving family who survive; wife and companion of nearly 57 years Betty Wood Edger, Ulster, Pa.; their children Willis Edger, Ulster, Pa., Carol (William) Williams, Milan, Pa., Thomas (Vicky) Edger, S.C.; two grandsons, Matthew (Melinda) Edger and Willis D. Edger; sister Rowena "Red" (Franklin) Freeborn, Horseheads; nieces, nephews and his in-laws with whom he was especially close. In addition to his parents, Willis was predeceased by his brother, Jack Edger in 2008.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Souhtport/Elmira, N.Y. on Wed. Sept. 25, 2013 from 11 a.m.-1p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1p.m with burial in the family plot of Forest Lawn Memorial Park where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Edger.
Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, LLC
Elmira, NY 14904
Published in Daily Review on Sept. 23, 2013