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George E. Edwards

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On October 13, 2013 @ 10:32 am In Obituaries | 8 Comments

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George E. Edwards, 84, of Lancaster passed away at Brethren Village on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Ervin and Mary Edwards. George was the loving husband of Mary Crockett Edwards for 59 years.  He lived in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia until 2007. 

George was an electrical engineer for the School District of Philadelphia for 35 years.  He attended Temple University and Penn State University, receiving a degree in engineering from Penn State University.  He served in the U.S. Air Force.  George was a Sunday School teacher and trustee of the Green Lane United Methodist Church.  He served on the board of directors of the Roxborough Home for Women.  A Master Mason, George was a 25 year member of Palestine-Roxborough Lodge #135 F. & A.M., the Kensington Kadosh Commandery No. 54, the Philadelphia Council No. 11, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, the Benjamin Franklin Consistory and the Lu Lu Temple.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lancaster.

George’s gifts of leadership by example, knowledge and faith were an inspiration to all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Nancy Rutherford, wife of Robert Rutherford of Lititz, and Karen Goldsborough, wife of Andrew Goldsborough of West Chester; three grandchildren, Matthew Rutherford of Lititz, Sarah Goldsborough & Rachel Goldsborough of West Chester.  Also surviving are a sister, Jane Kushina of Runnemede, New Jersey, and a brother, Newell Edwards of Magnolia, New Jersey.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend George’s funeral service at the Brethren Village Chapel, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM.  Visitation with the family will be from 2:00 PM until the time of the service.  Interment will be held at Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer, PA, on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in George’s name may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 or the Green Lane School, 470 Green Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19128.



Condolences for the family of “George E. Edwards”

Condolence from Debra Rogge on October 14th, 2013 11:21 am

My deepest sympathy to the family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Deb Rogge A colleague of Karen’s.

Condolence from Eugene and Nancy Cipriani on October 14th, 2013 2:35 pm

Dear Mary, Nancy and Karen –

Nancy and I are so sorry to learn of the passing of George.

Mary, you and George were the most wonderful neighbors during our time on Valley Avenue and we really missed you, even though our move was only “up the street”.

Please accept our deepest sympathy on George’s passing. He led a wonderful life and was a truly kind, decent and compassionate friend and neighbor.

If there is anything Nancy or I can do for you, you have only to ask.


Eugene (“Gene”) and Nancy Cipriani
769 Shawmont Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Condolence from Myron Kessler on October 14th, 2013 6:08 pm

Sorry to read about George’s passing. Worked with George for many years at the School District of Philadelphia. He was always nice to work with, and a great person to talk to. May he rest in peace, and deepest sympathy for the family.

Myron and Judy Kessler

Condolence from ruth Escourt on October 14th, 2013 6:43 pm

mary & family sorry to hear of George’s death My thoughts are with yiu

Condolence from Jennifer Gibbons (friend and colleague of Karen) on October 15th, 2013 12:38 pm

Dear Karen,

Our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.


Condolence from Margaret Lin (Karen’s colleague) on October 17th, 2013 5:08 pm

Dear Karen,

Please accept my deepest sympathies to you and your family on your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

God Bless –

Condolence from Sena Garber on October 18th, 2013 9:19 pm

Dear Karen and Family:
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May your pleasant memories of your father bring comfort to you at this time.


Condolence from Lee & Mike Larocmbe on December 7th, 2013 4:51 pm

Dear Mary,
Please accept our sincere condolences upon finding out about George’s passing. We only found out today. We are very fond of you both and still recall our times at the Scottish rite on friday nights. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Don’t hesitate to email us at any time.
Lee & Mike Larcombe

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