George O. Edwards, age 72, of Jefferson Hills, PA and The Villages, FL passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 17, 2020; son of the late Mildred (Oliver) and John Willis Edwards Sr.
George was a 30 year member of Omni Lodge No. 582 F&AM where he was Past Worshipful Master twice and Lodge No. 714 F&AM and a longtime member of Syria Shriners, active in the Harige Unit and was fondly known as “Little George” the clown, Hillbilly Clan No. 53, where he was Keeper of the Quill for many years, past President of McKeesport Caravan, he enjoyed many trips transporting children to the Shriner hospitals as a Shriner Roadrunner; member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Pittsburgh and Masonic Lodge #394 F&AM and The Village Shriners Club in FL.
In addition to his love and commitment to the Shriners he also enjoyed bowling, long walks, and spending time with Renee.
George is survived by his loving wife Renee (Hilley); children Ronald J. (Lisa) Edwards, Frances Lynn Edwards and Michelle Renee (Scott) Close; grandchildren Ronni Edwards, Duncan Edwards, and Aubreylynn Close; siblings Darlene Edwards, Keith Edwards and the late John Willis Edwards Jr.; and cousins-in-law Kim Orbin, Cathie Houser and Marian Morton.
George will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him, especially his dog, Cuddles.
Friends are welcome on Monday, October 19, 2020 from 2-4 PM & 6-8PM at George I. Green Funeral Home Inc., 3511 Main Street, Munhall 15120 (412-461-6394). A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Jude Urso officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made in George’s name to the Syria Roadrunners, Pittsburgh Shrine Center, 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA 15024.
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