EAST MACHIAS - Charles Richard "Ed" Edwards, 72, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, unexpectedly at his home in East Machias. Charles was born on October 7, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Mamie Edwards; and by his wife, Betty Lovejoy Edwards, in June 2014, they were married 47 years. He is survived by his three children, Jennifer Edwards of Columbia Falls, Scott Edwards of Brewer and Jeffrey Edwards of Whitneyville; a very special sister, Joan Loeffler of Unionville, Virginia; and a brother, John Edwards of Moscow, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Jacob, Janessa, Simon and Wyatt.
Charles graduated in 1960 from Scranton Technical High School. He entered into the U.S. Navy in January 1961. During this time he served in Vietnam, on the USS Lang. On October 31, 1981, he retired as Radio Man Chief Petty Officer. In October 1985, he entered into Civil Service as a Security Guard for the Cutler Naval Base and retired in 2005. While working as a Security Guard for the Cutler Naval Base, he served as a firearms instructor for local law enforcement and the U.S. Navy. He also worked for the Washington County Sheriff's Department and Machias Police Department. He was a hardworking man all of his life and took great pride in all he did to serve his country.
Charles loved the outdoors. He enjoyed spending time sitting on his deck at his home watching the many types of wildlife that frequented his yard. He greatly enjoyed hunting. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.
A memorial service for Charles will be held on April 18, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Lifespring Chapel Church of God, East Machias. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com.