Saturday, August 13, 2005
Illinois resident Alfred H. Edwards passed away Aug. 4, 2005, at his home in Dundee Township. He was 90.
Edwards' son, Hank, is a Steamboat Springs resident.
Alfred was born June 14, 1915, in Elgin, Ill. He was the son of Alfred Dunton and Margaret (Peck) Edwards. He attended Elgin Academy, graduated from the Choate School and then graduated from Princeton University in 1937.
He began his career at Woodruff and Edwards in Elgin in 1937, working there until his retirement in 1964.
He married Virginia Ruth Farmiloe in 1939.
Alfred served as the director of several boards, including Elgin Federal Savings Bank and Camp Edwards in East Troy, Wis.
In 1956, he became one of the founding directors of The Anvil Club in East Dundee. He was a longtime member of First Congregational Church of West Dundee and a member of Elgin Country Club and Lake Geneva Country Club.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruthie; and their children, Peter H. Edwards, Anne Edwards Cork and A. Henry Edwards II. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Ashley Edwards Bradley, Margaret Edwards Kennedy, Scott Mitchell Cork and David Patrick Cork; two great-granddaughters, Annabel A. Bradley and Louisa G. Bradley. He was preceded in death by his parents; his older brother, George; and his younger brother, Robert.
A memorial service celebrating his life was Aug. 12, 2005, at First Congregational Church of West Dundee. The Rev. Pamela F. Pendexter officiated. The family planned a private burial.