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Robert C Edwards

September 3, 1935 ~ November 19, 2020 (age 85)


Robert C. Edwards, age 85, of Alliance, passed away peacefully at McCrea Manor on November 19, 2020.

He was born on September 3, 1935 to Wm. Donald Edwards and Cora L. (Shrimplin) Edwards. 

Robert graduated from Alliance High School in 1953. He was a partner in the families business Edwards Lumber and Construction from 1953 until 1981. Robert then became a salesman for Ceco Co. selling steel buildings. Bob had his private pilot license and enjoyed building and flying model airplanes and was also a member of the Balsa Bees Flying Club. He was a member of the Sportsmen’s Shooting Center in Louisville OH where he was a member shooting skeet for many years.

Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, William D. Edwards Jr. of Florida; his daughters, Vickie Edwards of Alliance and Karen (Peter) Bendt of Franklin, PA; son, Robert (Richelle) Edwards of Minerva; two grandsons, Christopher Bendt of Cleveland and Hunter Edwards of Minerva; a step-grandaughter, Morgan Grim of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gwen (Monter) Edwards and his step-daughter, Renee Garhart.

No funeral services will be held.

A special thank you to Crossroads Hospice for their around the clock care at the end.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends may register online at

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