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In Memory

John Edwards

John Edwards

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

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10/30/15 04:01 PM #1    

Patricia Cullen (Hanley)

As a former Northsider who moved there in 7th grade, I was in awe of Jack Edwards!  Don't tell me that all the girls weren't!  But, he turned out to be one of my dear friends and one of the first memories I have from what was really a difficult time for me....moving into a new town with all new people. It's hard to look at that beautiful smile and think of him not being here . God Bless him and all of our former classmates who have passed. 

11/02/15 11:29 AM #2    

William Angle

Doc and I stayed in touched throughout the last 40 years. It wasn't until the last year of his life that he suddenly dropped off the radar.  He had moved from Savanah to Fla to be closer to his daughter but I'd still get the annual St. Patrick Day calls and we'd talk on birthdays and holidays and during football season.  i never knew of his deadly illness until just before his death.

I remember the fun times in Harding Parking lot and on the football field. Plus Doc always had a way with the women. Hell, with his eternal tan, he looked like George Hamilton. 
I still emember his wedding day sitting in the last row when his wife came in all nervious and I flashed her a huge smile and thumbs up and she told me later that she relaxed thereafter. The Doctor was a great friend and I miss him dearly. He always had a smile on his face and a persistent happy mood. 


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