Ronald A Edwards

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Ronald A Edwards

September 13, 1944 - October 06, 2018

Ronald A Edwards AFTON - Ronald A. Edwards, 74, of Afton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City after fighting a long battle with multiple illnesses.
He was born in Warwick, on Sept. 13, 1944, to the late Harold and Estelle Edwards.
Ron was also predeceased by sister, Barbara; son, Thomas Wayne Edwards; and infant daughter, Barbara DeAnn Edwards.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 42 years, Norine (Wayman) Edwards, Afton; two daughters, Holly Holbrook and Ray Osterhout, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania and Heidi and Carl Conklin, Gilbertsville; honorary son, Bill Shager, Johnson City; five grandchildren, Melinda Holbrook, Torin and Tommy Osterhout of Susquehanna, Pennsylvania and Gary and Jessica Conklin of Gilbertsville.
Ron moved to Mount Upton at the age of 8 working his uncle's farm and attending Mount Upton schools.
He served his country in the United States Air Force for eight years.
Ron loved to farm and was known for his mulch and hay cutting all over New York and parts of Pennsylvania.
Ron was employed by Norboard in Deposit as a heavy equipment operator for 26 years. Later in 2011 he went to work as a security guard for U.S. Security Associates until present.
Ron was an avid talker of sports and politics. He loved all animals who he enjoyed feeding and his 10 rescued cats who loved him dearly and he them.
Graveside services with military honors will he held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Maplewood Cemetery in Mount Upton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Chenango SPCA, 6160 County Road 32 Norwich, NY 13815
Condolences and memories may be shared online at,
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.
Published on October 8, 2018
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