Edward Dennis Edwards, 96, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Signature Health Care of Port Charlotte.
He was born Nov. 29, 1915, in Birkenhead, England.
Edward became a U.S. citizen in February 1938, and moved to Port Charlotte in 1983 from Lake Hill, N.Y. He became an Eagle Scout in 1921, and bragged he went to school with Frank Sinatra. Edward was a veteran of World War II, U.S. Army, serving in Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He was a salesman with Majestic Paper Corp., Alvaryes and Bishop Paper Co. in New York City, N.Y., and New Jersey for over 30 years. Edward was member of Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, where he was a active member of the Methodist Men’s group, member of Alpine-Tilden Lodge 77 F and AM of Tenafly, N.J., and was a volunteer at Fawcett Memorial Hospital for many years. He will be missed.
Edward was married to the love of his life for 74 years, Eleanor Wolven Edwards of Woodstock, N.Y., who passed away in 2007. They had no children.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in the New Room at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. The Rev. Brian James will officiate. Interment with military honors was held in the Woodstock Cemetery of Woodstock. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel.