REV. LYNN CHESTER EDWARDS
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EDWARDS REV. LYNN CHESTER
On Monday, June 5, 2017, age 76. Beloved son of the late Chester and Eleanor M. (Cutler) Edwards; partner of Barry R. Horton. Father Edwards was a graduate of the General Theological Seminary and recently celebrated his 50th anniversary to the sacred order of Priests. He served Good Shepherd Church, in Hazelwood, St. Matthews of Homestead, was affliated with the Church of the Reedemer, in Sq. Hill, and Dignity, Pgh. Friends will be received Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the EDWARD P. KANAI FUNERAL HOME, 500 Greenfield Ave. Funeral Thursday with Burial Service at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Episcopal Diocese of Pgh., 325 Oliver Ave., Pgh., PA 15222 or the General Theological Seminary, 440 W. 21st St., NY, NY 10011-2981 are suggested.



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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jun. 6 to Jun. 7, 2017.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
02:00 - 04:00 PM
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7
Visitation
06:00 - 08:00 PM
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8
Funeral
11:00 AM
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10 entries
June 30, 2017
Rev. Lynn is truly one of God's angels who was masquerading as a human being on earth. You will be missed. Patrick Journet
June 12, 2017
So sorry to hear of Fr.Edwards passing. All of our family met him when he came to Good Shepherd in Hazelwood. He was our Priest and good friend. My sympathy to you Barry.
Ruth Bird
June 8, 2017
Father Edwards exemplified unconditional love.
He was a mentor, pastor, and inspiring force in my life. Thank you for touching us with your love and care.

Barry, God bless and sustain you...
Ron Dyer
June 8, 2017
I met Father Lynn, as he was known, in the late 80's, at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Hazelwood. A tireless worker and advocate for those living with HIV/AIDS, he opened the church doors to those who stigmatized with the disease and to their friends/partners. He was steadfast in supporting those souls needing a sensitive ear and a nourishing meal. Kind and gentle, with a glint in the corner of his eye, he was an inspiration to so many... a pioneer...and a true shepherd---one of a kind. He will be missed.
Allen Wolk
June 8, 2017
Fr. Lynn officiated my Wedding. He was a caring, beautiful soul of a man. He was compassionate and loving and the Community will surly be at a loss. I hope that his legacy will live on. God Bless you Fr. Lynn and Thank you....
Terrie Huchko
June 6, 2017
I remember encountering Fr. Lynn one time when I was at ShadySide Hospital visiting a friend. It was late, and he'd been bedside, ministering. He looked so tired but still mustered a gentle and kind greeting. I remember thinking to myself, "That is what a living saint looks like. Without fanfare, humble, quietly and devotedly serving his flock." I don't think I'm overstating his impact. He is greeted in heaven by the legion of angels he comforted here. As for his longtime support and companion, Barry, I can't imagine the loss you're experiencing and you remain ever present in my thoughts and prayers. I mourn Lynn's passing. I love you, Dearheart.
Victoria Jean Chapman
June 6, 2017
Fr. Lynn was always kind, compassionate and nurturing to my children and me. We were blessed to have him come into our lives at just the right times. He counseled me during a time of loss and allowed my children to question and seek without fear of judgement. His loving and accepting nature was an example to all. Although he is gone, he's left a lasting memory for all of us. Barry you have our deepest sympathies.
Susan Elmore
June 6, 2017
Father Lynn was a man full of compassion. He will be sorely missed. Barry you have my sympathy. You were a great friend To Father Lynnn. I'm sure he's looking down with a smile on his face.
sam gornick
June 6, 2017
So sorry to hear of this loss. I remember Fr. Edwards from a few occasions when I visited the Pittsburgh area and he served in Homestead. May he rest in God's Peace.
Paul Arrington
June 6, 2017
I will remember his kindness and concern he had for others and how his sermona were simple and to the point. He served those he ministered with the love and compassion that was in his heart for everyone who came in contact with him.
Thomas Josephi
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