Walter Irwin Edwards Jr.
April 2, 1940 – April 14, 2021
It is with sadness that the family of Walter Edwards Jr. announces his passing on April 14, 2021 at the age of 81 years.
Walt was born and raised on a dairy farm in Neversink, NY on April 2, 1940. After beginning his education in a one room school house on Mutton Hill, he went on to continue his education at Tri-Valley Central School. Walt was a passionate lover of Bluegrass music and played this music throughout his life, most notably the banjo. He played in several bands and attended numerous Bluegrass Festivals. Walt was also an avid bowler and affectionately became nicknamed the “Legend” by those he played with weekly due to their admiration, love and respect of him.
After spending 17 years as part of Liberty Middletown Express where he drove tractor trailer, Walt went on to work with the Village of Liberty before retiring. During his lengthy retirement of 19 years, Walt kept busy not only playing music and bowling, but by continuing to work the same farm where he was born and raised.
Walter will lovingly be remembered by his wife, Gertrude J Edwards along with his three children Patricia Armstead, Michael Edwards and wife Delila and Keith Edwards, sister Barbara Stewart, nine grandchildren and a large extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins. Walter was predeceased by his father, Walter I Edwards Sr., mother, Helen Cuttler, sisters Mary Frasca and Shirley Samyn and grandchild Gabriel Edwards.
A private memorial service will be held at a later time where Walter will be returned to the farm he loved so well and where he spent his life.