William Edwards, Sr.

Obituary of William Edwards, Sr.

William A. Edwards, longtime area resident, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill. He was 83. Son of the late William Edwards and Sophie Links Edwards, he was born in Chester, NY on July 26, 1934.

William was a retired Supervisor for the Transportation Department of Orange & Rockland Utilities in Monroe, NY.

He is survived by his wife, Arline E. Wood Zwart-Edwards of Bullville, daughter, Cathy Verbert and husband Joe of Chester; sons, Jim Edwards of Ozark, MO; Greg Edwards and his wife Barbara of Chester; daughters, Cindy Russell and husband Jim of Bullville, Missy Board and spouse Cathy of Pearland, TX; sons, Ray Zwart of Fort Pierce, FL; Allen Zwart and wife Dee of Bullville; Steve Zwart and wife Kathy of Bullville, Bob Zwart and wife Janice of Bullville; 21 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.

He was predeceased by his first wife Marjory Edwards, his son William A. Edwards, Jr. and his sister Ruth Jados.

Bill loved spending time with family and friends at home, at camp in Roscoe and at his "paradise" in Florida. He loved camping, boating and fishing. Bill got great joy sharing his love of the outdoors with others. He taught many people to fly fish. He helped his community by serving Meals on Wheels and with his mission trip to Peru. He will be greatly missed by his beloved dog, Roscoe.

Visitation will be held at the Circleville Presbyterian Church, 890 Goshen Turnpike, Circleville, NY from 10 am to 12 pm with a funeral service at 12 pm on Saturday, January 20, 2018 officiated by Pastor James Braunius. Interment will take place in St. Columba Cemetery, Chester, NY.

Contributions may be made to Circleville Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 141, Circleville, NY 10919 or the charity of one's choice.