Robert P. Edwards, 90 of Fredericktown, PA died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in the Donnell House, Washington, PA. He was born December 9, 1922 in Coal Center, PA a son of the late Freemont Emery and Alfleda Hickman Edwards. Mr. Edwards was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII having served with the 767th Military Police in Panama City, Panama. For his service he was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, American Theatre Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal. In 1984 Mr. Edwards retired from the U.S. Steel’s Maple Creek Mine. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local #1648 and was a lifelong member of the Hanson-Cole-American Legion Post #391 Fredericktown and was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, swimming and building model boats. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. On May 13, 1955 he married E. Louise Patterson Edwards who died October 14, 2004. Surviving are five children; Laura A. Kinder (Ernest) of Fredericktown, PA, Ronald “Rocky” Crawford (Tracy) of Marianna, PA, Margaret K. Edwards (Kevin C. Smith) of Denbo Heights, PA, Joseph E. Edwards of Hickory, PA and Alfleda “Bobbi” Bane (Robin) of Eighty Four, PA; fifteen grandchildren, Tina Hughes, Timothy, Jordan and Kristina Kinder, Amanda Boltich, Thomas and Lindsey Crawford, Cristen and Rocco Edwards, Robin Bane, Jr., Christina Wiszczor, Sarah Edwards, Rebecca Sanders, Sabrina Kyper and Chad P. E. Kyper; eleven great grandchildren; two great, great grandchildren; two sisters, Constance Vaughn of Reading, PA and Kaye Ruffner (Les) of Millersville, MD; one brother, Ray Edwards (Barbara) of South Carolina and several nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to his wife and parents is a son, Robert Clark Edwards; grandson, Ernest Kinder, Jr.; granddaughter, Meghan Crawford and one sister, Audra Edwards.
Private funeral services and full Military Rites were held Thursday, December 20, 2012 in the Greenlee Funeral Home, 42 Bank Street at Crawford Road, Fredericktown, PA. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Donnell House, C/O Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.