Edwin Edison, sporting goods rep
Edwin Edison, 82, of Lewes, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford. He was born in Joplin, Mo. Feb. 18, 1931, son of the late Joseph Earl Edison and Grace Lauriat Edison.
Mr. Edison was raised in Kansas City, Mo., the youngest of three children, and he graduated from Paseo High School in Kansas City in 1948. In his early years, he worked for TWA and the Rock Island railroad, and then spent many years working with his father as manufacturer's reps in sporting goods. He retired in 1995 as a school bus driver for the Montgomery County, Md. school system.
Mr. Edison loved to tinker and fix things and you could usually find him with various tools in his shirt pocket so that he would be ready at a moment's notice to fix something. He served his country with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict where he was a radar operator based in Japan. He was a member of Post 28, American Legion in Millsboro. Playing bridge, pinochle, and hearts and watching old movies were his favorite pastimes and he enjoyed being around children.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Carole; and four nephews, Steve, David, Allen and Galen Guhr of Kansas City and Garden City, Ks.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m., at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes. Entombment will be private at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Millsboro.
Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to the Children's Beach House, 1800 Bay Ave., Lewes, DE 19958.