In memory of
Irvin T. Edgar
In memory of
Irvin T. Edgar
Irvin T. Edgar, affectionately known to everyone as "Buddy", 87, of Hershey, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Arden Court of Susquehanna, Linglestown. Born in Palmerton on April 26, 1932, he was the son of the late Lemuel and Catherine DeRemer Edgar. At the time of Buddy's retirement, he was the Bureau Director for the Pennsylvania Department of Education having previously served as a Science Advisor for the State, and was a former Biology Teacher at Raub Junior High School in Allentown. He was a private pilot who owned his own plane, so upon retiring Buddy became a flight instructor and taught ground school. His greatest joy, however, came from being a lifelong jazz pianist. Buddy graduated from Allentown High School in 1950; was a graduate of the Kutztown State Teacher's College; received Master's Degrees from Temple University, Philadelphia, and Syracuse University, New York; and earned his Doctorate in Education from Lehigh University, Bethlehem. He was a member of the Hummelstown United Church of Christ. Buddy was also a member of the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz. An avid hobbyist, he built and flew radio-controlled airplanes; and besides flying his plane, found pleasure in riding his motorcycle and skiing with friends. Buddy was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn L. Lutz Edgar on May 29, 1999, and by a sister, Jane Fisher. He is survived by two daughters, Michelle Edgar Dugan wife of James M. of North Bend, OH, and Paula Bird wife of Bob Tull of Wimberley, TX; and one granddaughter, Serena Kathleen Dugan of New York City. A service to celebrate Buddy's life will be held at a later date. Interment will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Allentown. Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions made to the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz, 5721 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112, or online through friendsofjazz.org . Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com .
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In memory of
Irvin T. Edgar
Irvin T. Edgar, affectionately known to everyone as "Buddy", 87, of Hershey, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Arden Court of Susquehanna, Linglestown. Born in Palmerton on April 26, 1932, he was the son of the late Lemuel and Catherine DeRemer Edgar. At the time of Buddy's retirement, he was the Bureau Director for the Pennsylvania Department of Education having previously served as a Science Advisor for the State, and was a former Biology Teacher at Raub Junior High School in Allentown. He was a private pilot who owned his own plane, so upon retiring Buddy became a flight instructor and taught ground school. His greatest joy, however, came from being a lifelong jazz pianist. Buddy graduated from Allentown High School in 1950; was a graduate of the Kutztown State Teacher's College; received Master's Degrees from Temple University, Philadelphia, and Syracuse University, New York; and earned his Doctorate in Education from Lehigh University, Bethlehem. He was a member of the Hummelstown United Church of Christ. Buddy was also a member of the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz. An avid hobbyist, he built and flew radio-controlled airplanes; and besides flying his plane, found pleasure in riding his motorcycle and skiing with friends. Buddy was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn L. Lutz Edgar on May 29, 1999, and by a sister, Jane Fisher. He is survived by two daughters, Michelle Edgar Dugan wife of James M. of North Bend, OH, and Paula Bird wife of Bob Tull of Wimberley, TX; and one granddaughter, Serena Kathleen Dugan of New York City. A service to celebrate Buddy's life will be held at a later date. Interment will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Allentown. Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions made to the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz, 5721 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112, or online through friendsofjazz.org . Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com .
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114 W Main St
Hummelstown, PA 17036
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