Feb. 24, 1930 — Sept. 8, 2012
Howard F. Edwards died on Sept. 8, 2012, of bile duct cancer.
Born Feb. 24, 1930, in Merced to Joseph and Evelyn Edwards, he was raised in Berkeley and was a factory worker when he joined the U.S. Army in January 1951. He served as a sergeant in the 1st Cavalry Division during the Korean War.
Using the GI Bill, Howard graduated from UC Berkeley, class of ’58. He also received a master’s degree from Sacramento State University. After 10 years of teaching at Davis High School he became a stockbroker and managed an investment brokerage office from which he retired. Howard loved to travel, RVing with his family around Europe for 13 months. Later he traveled independently around the world.
Surviving Howard are four children, Matthew Edwards of New York, Angela Langstrom of Rocklin, Melinda Burke of Watkinsville, Ga., and Laura Kitchen of Gold River. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, and the mother of his children, MariAnne Edwards. Preceding him in death are his brother, Ed Edwards of Kona, Hawaii, half-brother Joseph Edwards, and half-sisters Yvonne Edwards and Genevieve Brown, all of Merced.
According to his wishes, he was buried at a private gravesite family service in the St. Joseph Cemetery in San Pablo.