Paul Gerard Edwards, 86, formerly of Riverhead, NY and most recently of Muncy, died Friday, October 27, 2017 at his home.
Born February 28, 1931, in Riverhead, NY he was a son of the late Madison V. and Marjorie J. (Gerard) Edwards. On March 3, 1952 he married the former Carolyn Krajewski, who survives. Together they celebrated 65 years of marriage.
Paul was a graduate of Riverhead, NY public schools and attended Suffolk Community College. He served honorably in the United States Marines during the Korean War. Paul later retired after 37 years working as a Supervisor in the Hazardous Waste Division of Brookhaven National Laboratory.
He was a member of Mattituck Presbyterian Church, NY, and also a member of the Riverhead Masonic Lodge #645 where he was a past District Deputy Grand Master.
Paul once led a Sea Scout ship in the early 1960’s to help better educate youth on boating skills and maritime history. He greatly enjoyed sailing and woodworking and built two sailboats from scratch. Paul also repaired and rebuilt several other boats.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Dr. Terry L. Edwards, of Freeport, Brenda E. Kuritzky, of Ossining, NY, and Donna J. Zuna, of Hyde Park, NY; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Wood, of Hyde Park, NY.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Joan Edwards Stearns.
Burial services will be held privately in Amagansett, NY at the convenience of the family.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Riverhead, Long Island, NY
The family is being assisted by Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main Street, Muncy.