Kenneth W. Edwards Jr., 78, of Sitchinko Drive, Peru, died Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the UVM Health Network, CVPH in Plattsburgh, with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Ossining, Aug. 5, 1938, the son of Kenneth W. Sr. and Jessie (Henry) Edwards. He graduated from Croton Harmon High School and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1958. He served at Plattsburgh Air Force Base for 4 years prior to his honorable discharge, Oct. 24, 1962.
Ken joined the NYS Police, Sept. 10, 1962, and proudly served in several troops prior to retiring as Troop B Zone Sgt in 1988 following 26 years of dedicated service.
He married the former Marjorie Lewis, June 18, 1960, in Plattsburgh.
Ken was a member of the Peru Zoning Board of Appeals, served as Town Councilman for 2 terms, worked for the Clinton County Probation Dept., and was a Peru School Tax Collector. He was also Cub Scout Leader, Boy Scout Leader for Troop 49 in Peru, and volunteered with JCEO.
When he was able, he enjoyed time in his boat fishing on Lake Champlain. His true love however, was spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. There was nothing Ken would not do for his family. In recent years Ken found joy in feeding biscuits to Chara, Kevin and Bonnie's canine companion.
Left to cherish the memory of Kenneth are, his loving wife of 56 years, Marjorie Edwards; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth, III and Margaret "Meg," Kevin and Bonnie, and Keith and Sara; three much adored grandchildren, Sarah, Kristen, and Connor Edwards.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Leila Kamp.
Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, with military honors following.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Elmore SPCA in Peru.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Kenneth Edwards please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com
Published on March 9, 2017