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Gene Edwards

June 29, 1939 — July 11, 2018

Gene R. Edwards, 79, of Berlin Heights, Ohio passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Stein Hospice Care Center. He was born June 29, 1939 in Amherst, Ohio to the late Benjamin and Esther (Felton) Edwards. Gene founded Edwards Tree Service. He was employed by the Lorain Shipyard for three years before becoming a Sandusky Fireman where he retired after many years of service. Gene was a member of The Archeological Society of Ohio and a founding member of The Sandusky Bay Chapter. He ran the Sandusky Bay Indian Museum until his retirement and then hosted the summer meetings and archeological events. In his spare time he enjoyed traveling, hunting rocks, being non-traditional, spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 59, years, Lynne Edwards whom he married October 11, 1958; his children, Donna (Gary) Ward, Gene (Shelly) Edwards Jr., Timothy (Cat Rogers) Edwards, and Jeffery (Amy Schwerer) Edwards; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-granddogs, Pirana and Ramona; his siblings Ron (Pam) Edwards and Linda (Kevin) Manges; many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Including his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandson, Dylan Edwards; three sisters, Merlene Edwards, Janis Butler and Doreen Jaworski; and daughter-in-law, Deborah Edwards. At the Family's request cremation will take place. A celebration of life will be held July 28, 2018 at his residence. In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Toys for Tots. Morman-Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.mormanfuneralhome.com
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