Dr. David's Story
Dr. David C. Edwards, of Hermitage, passed away in his home surrounded by family on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, after an extended illness. He was 88.
David was born in Wheatland on Jan. 21, 1929, the son of the late Evan and Hazel (Adams) Edwards. He graduated from Farrell High School in 1947 and went on to study engineering at Youngstown College, now YSU, and then graduated as a dentist from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
David was a dentist for 38 years, retiring in 1998. His practice was located in Hermitage. In his younger years, he had worked as a draftsman at the former Westinghouse plant in Sharon.
He was an active member of Hickory United Methodist Church, in Hermitage, where he was a member of the choir and played handbells. David was a Mason for 70 years having belonged to F.& A.M., Shenango Valley Lodge 810 in Hermitage. He was an avid and accomplished musician who would entertain friends and family on everything from the accordion to the piano and organ.
On June 16, 1956, David married the former Margery M. Dermond. She died on Nov. 14, 2003.
His family includes two daughters, Sue Pulkowski and her husband, Andy, of Sewickley and Diane Edwards-Murphy and her husband, James Murphy, of Hermitage, his grandchildren, Bethany, Scott, Aubrey-Grace and Rebekah Pulkowski and Alana Murphy.
He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Janet Edwards, of Greenville, as well as other relatives including those from Wales. Besides his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert E. Edwards.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Hickory United Methodist Church, 240 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.
Dr. David C., 88, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: From 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday (12-6-17) at HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon, and one hour prior to the service Thursday (12-7-17) at Hickory United Methodist Church. Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting stevensonfuneralhome.net.
Service: Funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday (12-7-17) at the church, with the Revs. Frank Hodges and David Evans officiating.
Interment:Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex.
Published on December 5, 2017