February 28, 1934 ~ September 11, 2006
Russell “Jerry” Edwards, 72, of Weirton, passed away Monday, September 11, 2006 at the Weirton Medical Center. Born February 28, 1934 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, he was the son of the late Russell R. and Ursula McKenzie Edwards. He was also preceded in death by his wife Shirley (Arch) Edwards on July 14, 1998; brother Terry and sister Joyce Edwards.
With 46 years of service, Jerry retired as a supervisor from Mountaineer Gas Company. He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church.
His survivors include his son Terry L. Edwards and his wife Chrystal of Wheeling, WV; daughters Jeri Lynn Dodson of Weirton and Cindy Jo Cerasoli and her husband John of Martins Ferry, OH; sisters Sally Peluchette and her husband Melvin of Wheeling, WV and Judy Davidson and her husband Reed of Columbus, Ohio and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton where funeral services will be celebrated at 1PM Thursday. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hancock County Unit, P. O. Box 2166, Weirton, WV 26062.
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Jeri Lynn, Cindy and Terry, My condolences to you all regarding your Dad. My memories of Wheeling Island would not be complete without thinking of your family in Belle Isle on North Front Street. My prayers are with you all at this very sad time. My sincerest sympathy to you all.
Terry Lee, Cindy, and Toots May God bless you all with peace at this time of mourning. My prayers are with you.
I didn’t know you very well but you always had a smile on your face when I saw you. I know that you are very happy to be with your loving Jerri.
When you speak of him speak not with tears for thoughts of him should not be sad. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort for his life was rich because of you. And though for now you had to part, though to part he did not choose; he’ll be with you along life’s path, Forever In Your Heart. thinking of you all. with love.
To Jerry Edwards Family, I knew your dad through Dr. John’s office. He always had a smile and a cheery greeting. All of us at the office will miss him. He was a special guy. You have my sympathy. Shirley
Terry , So sorry to hear about your father. I remember as a little kid watching him play fast pitch softball for Zane Bar which at times seems like only yesterday, not 40 years ago. I’m sure he was very proud of the coach and adult that you became. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
Terry……Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in the loss of your Dad Geary Gruber and Family
Dear Terry and family, My deepest sympathy on the passing of your father, Jerry. He was an amazing individual, and no history of Wheeling Island would be complete without a chapter on the contributions that he made as a baseball coach, to his many players, and the young lives he helped mold and influence. He was an amazing athlete in his own right, and as a boy, I recall his towering home runs in the softball leagues in which he played. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. May God bless and strengthen you at this most difficult time.
I am so sorry to hear my friend and co worker has passed. I loved Jerry, he was a true friend. I will always have wonderful memories working with him and his support during tough times. He was the best friend a person could have. His sense of humor was the best. I am so sad.