Robert David Edwards, Clarks Summit, died Saturday at home. His wife is Josephine Lucy Edwards. The couple would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on Nov. 7.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late William and Elizabeth Evans Edwards, he was a member of Jackson Street Baptist Church, where he served on the board of trustees for more than 35 years, and on the church search committee. Educated in Scranton public schools, he served in the Army during World War II, where he received the World War II Victory Medal. He was also known as the ringleader of the Aztecs. Bob enjoyed yard work and baking cookies for his children and grandchildren.
Bob was a loving, husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed.
The family would like to extend special loving thanks to Dr. Steven Jaditz, Dr. Ferdinand J. Manahan and all of the staff at DaVita Dialysis at Allied Services.
Also surviving are three daughters, Vonette Suprick and husband, Gerald, Factoryville; Denise Maus and husband, Bruce, West Haven, Conn.; and Lisa Kresge, North Haven, Conn.; a brother, John Edwards and wife, Marion, Meshoppen; a sister, Elizabeth Liples, Moosic; seven grandchildren, Robert Suprick and wife, Tracy; Jennifer Suprick; Kyle McGrath and husband, Robert; Bruce and Jerry Maus, David and Devin Kresge; five great-grandchildren, Marlee Suprick, Lucas and McKendree Filipek, Jeremiah and Ethan McGrath; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jaron Kresge; and a brother, William J. Edwards.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Davies & Jones Funeral Chapel, 135 S. Main Ave., Scranton, with services at 10 in Jackson Street Baptist Church, by the Rev. Glenn E. Amos, lead pastor of Heritage Baptist Church. Interment, Abington Hills Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jackson Street Baptist Church, 1206 Jackson St., Scranton, PA 18504.
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Published in Scranton Times on July 8, 2013