Edwards, James Beresford passed away January 3, 2013 in Scottsdale AZ. Jim was born in Providence, RI to Oliver “Dean” and Esther (Volker) Edwards. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, of 54 years, his daughters Debra Ann Comeau (Edward) and Kimberly Sue Whitney (Ralph); grandsons: Matthew Whitney, Jason, Ryan and Eric Comeau and granddaughter Kristen Marie Whitney. Jim also leaves his sister Martha Stravato (Raymond) and a brother Oliver Dean Edwards, Jr. (Dianne), many loving nieces and nephews.
With a love of the sea and boating, Jim joined the Navy serving aboard the USS Taconic AGC 17. While living in Massachusetts, Jim enjoyed boating and owning his own successful business. After moving to Florida, Jim became Commodore of the Eau Gallie Yacht Club in Melbourne, FL. Jim will be remembered as a great husband, father, grandfather, friend and mentor who succeeded in both his professional and personal life.
A Memorial Service will be held at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick, RI at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial or tribute gift can be given to either Banner Alzheimer’s Institute– 2025 N 3rd St., Suite 250, Phoenix, AZ 85004, (602) 747-4483, http://banneralz.org/ways-to-give/donate.aspx Or Hospice of the Valley – www.HOV.org. Information and condolences at carpenterjenks.com.
Reported: 01/03/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)
By: Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home and White Dove Crematory (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)