School 17

Michael J. Edwards

December 31, 1931 ~ April 30, 2022 (age 90)


Michael J. Edwards passed away peacefully on April 30, 2022 surrounded by his family.  He was 90 years old. Son of the late William and Catherine Edwards. Michael was born December 31, 1931 in Troy, NY.


In 1951 Michael joined the Air Force and was a drill Sergeant for 4 years at Sampson Air Force Base. In 1959 he graduated Cum Laude from Ithaca College. He was employed by the Middletown School District as a teacher and administrator for 28 years. After retirement he worked as an interim principal around the county and coached OCC baseball for 6 years.


Mike was very involved in his church and community. He was a Lions Club and Jaycees member, first recreational director for the Town of Wallkill. Initiated bowling and golf teacher’s leagues. Was never one to say no to any sport or outdoor activity. Camping and fishing with family and friends brought everyone great joy.


He was married to the love of his life, Marjorie Edwards for 68 years. He was predeceased by brother William Edwards. three sisters , Shirley Hughes, Elizabeth Heller and Catherine Felter. His older sister, Rose Mary, lives in Troy New York. 


Michael and Marjorie have three daughters, Debra Arthur and husband Gary of Clayton, California, Sheree Lopata and husband Frank of Cedarville, New York and Michele Josefiak and husband Leon “Buzz” Josefiak, of Warner, NH. 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.


A memorial service will take place on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 11:00 am at Grace Episcopal Church, 58 North Street, Middletown, NY 10940.


Donations can be made in Michael’s name to Grace Episcopal Church or St Jude’s Children at or by mail to St Jude, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Cornelius, Dodd and Connell Funeral Home, Middletown, NY. 



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Funeral Service
May 6, 2022

11:00 AM
Grace Episcopal Church
58 North Street
Middletown, NY 10940

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