John C. “Jack” Edwards, 90 of Huntley, died peacefully, March 19, 2019 at Autumn Leaves in Crystal Lake, Illinois
Visitation will be on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 12:00 until the 1pm Mass all at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley, Illinois. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to American Heart Association or Alzheimer’s Association
Jack was born January 1, 1929 the son of George and Nellie Edwards. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951-153. On October 6, 1951 he married Barbara Kehl. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in civil engineering. Jack served on the Arlington Heights Park District Board and Planning and Zoning Board of Arlington Heights. He worked as marketing manager for US Gypsum Co. for 37 years. He had an adventurous spirit and would try almost anything including, parachuting, hang gliding and roller bladed into his late 70s. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be missed by all who knew him
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, his children, Bruce Edwards, Scott (Joyce) Edwards, Todd (Christine) Edwards and Beth Edwards, by his seven grandchildren, Jaley, Samantha, James (Jessica), Jennifer, Brennen, Ryan, and Nicole.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dorothy.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on line condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com
Dear Barb and family, Our sincere sympathy and prayers to all of you. Ralph reminded me today that Jack was the first person in Sun City that we met when we moved here. We've enjoyed the friendship with both of you here in N-28. God's blessings. Susie