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David M. Edwards

David M. Edwards      â€œbeloved father and grandfather, friend to many”

WHITESVILLE, NY----David M. Edwards, 69, of Whitesville, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Thursday, January 7, 2016.
     Born on September 30, 1946 in Wellsville, he was a son of Vincent and Grace Schrader Edwards.
     David was a U.S. Navy war veteran having served during the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
      He was a flooring specialist having designed and installed floors for numerous affluent clientele in mostly the Maryland area.  
     In 2008, David retired and moved to Whitesville to be closer to family, where he also pursued his hobby of woodworking.  Dave was prized by many for his words of wisdom, helping hand, and life philosophies. He was lovingly known to many as “Uncle Dave” and “Grandpa Dave”. His greatest love was his family.
     Surviving are three daughters, Kelly (Gary) Lanier of Essex, Maryland, Amber (Kenny) White of Crofton, Maryland, and Casey (Peter) Harrison of Rexville, NY; five grandchildren; a granddaughter to be born in February; a brother, Bill (Cathy) Edwards of Whitesville; a sister, Barbara (Bill) McCray of Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to his parents, Dave was predeceased by a nephew, Charlie Edwards, whom he dearly loved.
     Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of David’s life beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Whitesville Fire Hall, Main Street, Whitesville.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Homes for Our Troops, 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780.
     David’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.


I will forever miss everything about you. Thank you for giving me two beautiful daughters!!! My heart will hurt forever as you were a huge part of my life. I don't really know what I will do without you. My love for you will always stay with me. I will miss you so much!!!!

Lisa Whitwood Jan 18 2016 12:00 AM

Dear friend you truly will be missed. We have a crack in our Heart that can't be fix. My friend we will see you again in the Heaven above. Until then, you'll forever be in our Hearts !  Love , Joe & Norma

Joe and Norma Hand Jan 10 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Dave's passing.  He was a wonderful man who always had a smile whenever I saw him. He will be missed by many. My sympathy to all his family.

Evelyn Morris Jan 9 2016 12:00 AM