David A. Edwards
David A. Edwards 1947 - 2017 ILION - David A. Edwards, 69, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Utica. He was born on November 22, 1947, in Ilion, the son of the late Morton and Helen Bunce Edwards. He was a graduate of Ilion High School and was a proud Army Veteran, having served in Vietnam. Dave worked at various places, Bill Dow Blacktop and Paving, Ron Bunce Blacktop, Remington Arms, MDS, UNIVAC, Kelsey Hayes, Defense Research Corp., in Florida and Alabama, and Utica Corp. He was a member of the Herkimer American Legion and the Herkimer County Detachment of the Marine Corps. League. Dave is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Doug Dibble, of Schuyler; two sons, David, Jr., of Arizona, and Matthew, of Minnesota; two grandchildren, Madison Dibble and Joey Butera, and his partner, Ashley Dow, and their daughter, Addison Butera. He is also survived by four uncles and three aunts, Ron Bunce, of Frankfort, Richard and June Bunce, Curtis and Dorothy Bunce, and Frederick and Donna Sterling, all of W. Winfield; an aunt and uncle, Sharon and Joe Rolchigo, of Schuyler; and many close cousins and friends. He will be greatly missed. A graveside memorial service will be 11:00 AM, Friday, April 21, 2017, at the Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion, with the Rev. Robert Wollaber officiating. Military Honors will follow. Friends may call Thursday, from 4-6 PM, at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Ilion. Friends are asked to consider memorials to the DAV Transportation Fund; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence and light a candle, please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com .
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