Wellsville, NY - Richard "Dick" T. Edwards, age 82, of Williams Avenue passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2015 at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester. He was born in Elmira on April 2, 1932 the son of Edward and Hazel Sick Edwards. On November 8, 1952 in Wellsville he married Joan Wittmann who predeceased him on November 20, 2002.
Dick was lifelong resident of Wellsville and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 1956 Dick began a 40 plus year career with CE Air Preheater as a Sub Assembler. He had been a member of the First Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville. Dick was an active member of the American Legion Post #702, the Moose Lodge #601 and the VF and W Post #2530 all of Wellsville. He was also an active 60 plus year member of the Dyke Street Engine Company where he was the steward and had served the Village of Wellsville as Chief of the Fire Department. Dick loved his family; he especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dick also loved his dog and constant companion for 14 years, Mr. Murphy. He enjoyed fishing at Black Lake with his many friends, sports and the Buffalo Bills. Dick will be remembered as a hard working man who loved a good joke.
He is survived by a son Michael (Lori) Edwards of Las Vegas, NV.;2 granddaughters Vicki (David) Watkins of Canaseraga and Jaci (Jayson) Colvin of Angola; great grandchildren Emory Watkins and Jordyn Rae Colvin; a sister Edith (Ralph) Ressler of Lancaster; several nieces and nephews.
Dick was predeceased by his parents; his wife Joan; daughter in law Linda "Minnie" Edwards; a great grandson Mason Colvin and his sister Esther Elsenheimer.
Friends are invited to call at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville on Sunday, March 1, 2015, from 1 to 4 pm at which time a military service by the American Legion Post #702 will be held. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials in Dicks name may be made the SPCA, or the American Cancer Society or to the Wellsville Fire Department. To leave online condolences please visit wwwembserfuneralhome.com.