Bernard “Barney” Edson
Bernard “Barney” Edson, 85, of 124 Aldren Ave., Jamestown, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center.
A lifelong area resident, he was born June 17, 1928, in Jamestown, N.Y.
Barney was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from Aug. 8, 1944 to March 5, 1946, during World War II.
Before his retirement years, he had owned and operated Barney’s Keystone Service Station on Forest Avenue for more than 20 years. He also had an auto dealer’s license and enjoyed buying and selling cars.
He was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and was a dedicated volunteer at WCA Hos-pital for 22 years. He loved spending time with his fam-ily, especially being around his grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, the former Carolyn J. Boswell, whom he married March 20, 1948; two daughters: Barbara J. (Ken) Foust of Lower Burrell, Pa., and Susan (Bob) Marchiando of Twinsburg, Ohio; four grandchildren: Christy Marchiando, Anna Marchiando and Alyssa Marchiando, all of Twinsburg, Ohio, and Will Foust of Lower Burrell, Pa.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Carrie Sue Foust; a brother, Duke Lord; and two sisters: Hazel Crossley and Ethel Pattison.
The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Kenneth W. Foust, his son-in-law and pastor of the Grace Community Presbyterian Church, Lower Burrell, Pa., and the Rev. Daniel S. Rumfelt, chaplain of the Lutheran Home, will officiate. Burial will be in the Busti Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Carrie Foust Memorial Scholarship Fund, Pine Springs Camp, 371 Pine Springs Camp Road, Jennerstown, PA 15547 or to the WCA Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 214, Jamestown, NY 14702-0214.
You may light a candle in remembrance of “Barney” at www.lindfuneralhome.com.