MARCH 3, 2015
John "Jack" Edwards
John W. (Jack) Edwards, 67, went peacefully soaring with the hawks March 3, 2015 from his home in Ocala, FL. He was surrounded by family and friends.
Jack was born in Youngstown to Harold Jeremiah and Rose Marie Darlington Edwards.
He graduated from Ursuline High School where he excelled in athletics and participated in many antics during his youth. He attended Miami University and YSU. He coached YSU intramural football, winning several championships.
Jack co-owned Treasic & Edwards Siding, was regional manager for Westinghouse Security Co. and supervisor at Pesce Baking Co. He later held and supremely enjoyed the enviable position of stay at home dad.
Jack was a converted Roman Catholic and a member of St. Edwards in Yo. & St. Patrick’s in Hubbard while he lived in Ohio & St. Francis Cabrini in Savannah, GA.
He enjoyed ND football, gardening, wine making, fishing, bocce, and all forms of nature. He loved his friends and family and any time spent with them.
Jack is survived by his “thunderbolt”, Peg (Gaffey) Edwards, wife of 32 years and his daughter, Elizabeth, of Tampa, FL. He is also survived by his mother, Rose Marie Osborne, his brothers, Michael and Thomas Watson, numerous extended family and an extensive list of friends.
He was preceded by his father and younger brother, Paul.
He will be greatly missed by all whom he encountered in this life. He was a wonderful man and had a compelling spiritual aura. He was known as the “King of the Northside”.
A private memorial service will be held in Youngstown at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by Baldwin Brothers, A Funeral and Cremation Society, in Ocala. Contributions may be made in Jack’s name to Hospice of Marion County 3231 SW 34th Ave. Ocala, FL 34474