Everett J. Edgar, 79, a longtime resident of Cross St. in Bennington, Vermont died Wednesday January 22, 2014 at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York following a brief illness.
He was born in Iowa City, Iowa July 16, 1934. He was the son of the late John and Thelma (Templin) Edgar. Everett received his education in Davenport Iowa. In 1952 he joined the United States Navy serving aboard the USS Salem until 1955. He would later serve in the Reserves until 1960.
He married the former June M. Luce on November 28, 1954 in Malden, MA. Mrs. Edgar died December 6, 2013.
In 1965 Everett and June moved to Bennington, VT where Everett was employed at Globe Union (Johnson Controls). He retired from Johnson Controls after 37 years of service.
An avid Fisherman, Everett was known to fish almost every day during the fishing season. He also enjoyed reading, especially old westerns and working on puzzles. He was a member of the Mount Anthony Lodge F&AM # 13 of Bennington and was an active Shriner.
Survivors include his children, Janice Brewington and her husband Robert of Seffner, Florida, Fred Edgar and his wife Nancy of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Susanna Bauman and her husband William of Melbourne, Florida. His grandchildren, Andrea Oakley, Jason Oakley, Cortney Hanson, Justin Edgar, Ryan Bauman and Hannah Bauman and his great grandchildren; a sister Patricia Hopwood of Davenport Iowa and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by two sisters, Judith Kunce, Jerry Daugherty and a brother Dean Strouse.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday January 26, 2014 at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Richard McSherry, pastor of the Shaftsbury United Methodist Church officiating.
Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
If friends desire contributions in memory of Everett J. Edgar may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main Street Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net